0

Twelve stories in Canada we’re watching

In the news today: An economic checkup, COP21, NATO, and a Grey Cup celebration


 
(The Canadian Press)

(The Canadian Press)

Six stories in the news today, Dec. 1, from The Canadian Press:

LATEST READ ON THE ECONOMY

Canadians get their latest read on how the economy is performing today when Statistics Canada releases its report on third-quarter gross domestic product. Economists expect the report to show growth at an annual pace of 2.4 per cent in the quarter, according to a consensus of estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters.

POST-PARIS, KEY QUESTION: WHAT NOW?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau returns from an appearance at an international climate change conference with a simple question hanging over his head: What now? A 90-day countdown is underway before Trudeau meets again with the premiers to hammer out a climate-change framework that would guide federal and provincial efforts in meeting the ambitious talk from the Paris conference.

LINE FORMS AT NATO HQ TO SIZE UP DION

A lineup has been forming at NATO headquarters in Brussels to meet Canada’s new foreign affairs minister. Canadian staff there are fielding requests from NATO members keen to size up Stephane Dion on everything from ISIL to tensions between Russia and Turkey. Dion will meet foreign ministers from the 28 NATO countries today and tomorrow.

THREE DEAD IN ALBERTA KILLING

The RCMP continues to look for a suspect in the deaths of three people in a rural Alberta home. The bodies of Roxanne Ruth Berube, 36, her boyfriend, Dan Miller, and her teenage daughter, Jazmine Miller, were found Sunday in a home near Edson. Autopsy results are not yet complete but police say the three victims suffered “obvious trauma.”

JURY SEQUESTERED IN TURCOTTE CASE

The jury deciding the fate of Guy Turcotte must first determine whether he was criminally responsible in the stabbing deaths of his children before they can consider possible verdicts. A Montreal judge told jurors before they were sequestered Monday there are four possible outcomes: not criminally responsible by way of mental disorder or guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree murder or manslaughter.

EDMONTON SET FOR GREY CUP PARTY

Edmonton will host a noontime celebration today for the Grey Cup champion Eskimos. The team returned home with the trophy yesterday and were greeted by about 200 family and friends at the airport. The Eskimos won their 14th Grey Cup on Sunday by defeating the Ottawa Redblacks 26-20 at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg.

ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY

 

Fall session of the New Brunswick legislature opens with a throne speech from the Liberal government.

Gov. Gen. David Johnston hosts a forum in Ottawa on welcoming Syrian refugees to Canada.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley will hold a teleconference to discuss the climate change conference in Paris.

The Parliamentary Budget Officer will post a new report on the government’s fiscal outlook.

Scotiabank and BMO release fourth-quarter and year-end results.

Trial continues for Dennis Oland, accused of second-degree murder in the death of his father, Richard Oland.


The week in pictures: 7 days, 15 photos


 
Filed under:

Sign in to comment.