PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU MAKES STOP IN CALGARY
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to visit Calgary today as part of his visit to Alberta. Trudeau, federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and Premier Rachel Notley are slated to take part in a roundtable with goods and services providers within the oil and gas industry. The oil sector is looking for strong signals that Trudeau is serious about helping deliver its commodity to foreign markets.
JIAN GHOMESHI’S TRIAL RESUMES TODAY
The sexual assault trial of former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi is set to resume in a Toronto courtroom today. Crown prosecutors are expected to call a new witness to testify, though they have not said who it will be. Ghomeshi, the former host of the popular culture show “Q,” has pleaded not guilty to four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcome resistance by choking.
CROWN BUILDS CASE IN BOSMA DEATH
The Crown is expected to continue building its case in a Hamilton court today with testimony connecting the events that led to two men being charged with murder in the death of Tim Bosma. He disappeared on the night of May 6, 2013 after taking two strangers on a test drive of a truck he was trying to sell and his body was found a week later burned beyond recognition.
MARCO MUZZO EXPECTED TO PLEAD GUILTY
A man accused of drunk driving in a horrific crash that killed three young children and their grandfather in Vaughan, Ont., is expected to plead guilty to multiple charges today in a Toronto-area court. Marco Muzzo faces a dozen counts of impaired driving and six more charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle related to the Sept. 27 crash.
SINCLAIR WARNS OTTAWA ABOUT THE COST OF INACTION
The chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission says if Ottawa wants to save money in the long term, it needs to find a new way of doing business with Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples. As Finance Minister Bill Morneau prepares his maiden budget, the federal government is under pressure to put its money where its mouth is when it comes to repairing the rift with indigenous communities.
SOCIAL SERVICES MINISTERS PLOT PATH FORWARD
The federal families minister is heading west to meet with his provincial and territorial counterparts to talk about the future of the national child care system. The meeting comes more than 10 years after former Liberal minister Ken Dryden and the provinces agreed to create a national daycare program, only to watch the Conservatives end those agreements when they took office in 2006.
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Closing arguments will be heard in the Regina trial of Tammy and Kevin Goforth in the death of a four-year-old girl.
Ontario Deputy Premier Deb Matthews and Environment and Climate Change Minister Glen Murray will make an announcement about helping homeowners fight climate change.
BCE, Saputo and Resolute Forest Products are among the companies releasing financial results today.