Nine stories in the news today:
JAYS PLAY BALL
The Toronto Blue Jays face their fifth do-or-die game of the playoffs tonight. They need to win Game 6 of the American League Championship Series in Kansas City to force a seventh and deciding game on Saturday. First pitch is just after 8 p.m. ET.
PREMIERS TO ATTEND PARIS SUMMIT
The premiers have agreed that everyone not facing an election campaign will attend December’s climate change summit in Paris with prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau. He has promised to invite the provincial leaders to Paris if elected, recognizing the leading role provinces have taken on the climate policy front over the past decade. The United Nations climate conference, known as COP21, begins Nov. 30.
WHO WILL LEAD THE CONSERVATIVES?
Mark Mulroney, a Toronto businessman and son of a former prime minister, and former Quebec premier Jean Charest have both ruled themselves out of the race to replace Stephen Harper as Conservative leader. On the other hand, Calgary MP Michelle Rempel appears to be openly musing about a bid. Other names that are circulating as potential leadership candidates include MPs Jason Kenney, Lisa Raitt, Rob Nicholson, Kellie Leitch, Michael Chong and Tony Clement.
QUESTIONS RAISED ABOUT INFORMATION SHARING
Newly release documents indicate debate over the flow of information between the federal government and airlines about security dangers like bomb threats. The head of the Winnipeg Airports Authority raised questions about the information flow after there were five bomb threats in six days against WestJet flights this year.
BAIL HEARING FOR MAN CHARGED IN STUDENT’S DEATH
A bail hearing for a 22-year-old man charged in the death of a fellow student continues today in a Halifax court. William Sandeson was charged with first-degree murder on Aug. 20, four days after Taylor Samson was reported missing in Halifax. Samson’s body has not been found. A publication ban has been placed on the evidence presented in court.
B.C. COURT HEARS MOTHER’S CHALLENGE
A B.C. court will hear a bid by a woman to halt a government-ordered review of a case in which her estranged husband was allowed unsupervised visits despite sexually abusing their children. The government ordered a review after a judge ruled social workers violated a court order banning the father from unsupervised visits.
GORDON LIGHTFOOT TO ATTEND SCULPTURE CEREMONY
Legendary Canadian musician Gordon Lightfoot is expected to attend a sculpture unveiling in his honour today. He is scheduled to be his native Orillia, Ont., to see the piece called “Golden Leaves — A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot.” Figurative artist Timothy Schmalz of St. Jacobs, Ont., created the four-metre-high bronze work for the Gordon Lightfoot Trail.
ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY
Funerals will he held today in Red Deer, Alta., for three young sisters who suffocated when they became buried in the back of a truck filled with canola on a farm near Withrow, Alta.
Statistics Canada releases the consumer price index for September.