In the news today May 29

first_imgSeven stories in the news for Tuesday, May 29———TRANS MOUNTAIN PLAN EXPECTED TODAYFinance Minister Bill Morneau is expected to lay out a federal plan this morning to get Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion moving forward. There are three options on the table, including having the government buy and build the expansion, then selling it once it’s complete. Another option is buying it, then selling it to investors and leaving them to handle the construction.———CP RAIL APPROACHES STRIKECanadian Pacific Railway workers in two unions are set to strike at 10 p.m. EDT. A walkout could force the railroad to shut down its freight service and leave commuters facing delays in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers gave the railway their notices over the weekend.———POLICE TO PROVIDE UPDATE ON RESTAURANT BLASTPolice in Peel Region west of Toronto will provide an update today on the investigation into last Thursday’s explosion at a Mississauga, Ont., restaurant that injured 15 people. Investigators allege two suspects detonated a device in the restaurant before fleeing. All of the injured have since been released from hospital.———SENATORS PUSH BACK ON HOME-GROWN POTA Senate committee has passed 40 amendments to the government’s cannabis bill, including one that would allow provinces and territories to ban home-grown marijuana. But the social affairs committee refused to accept a Conservative amendment that would have prohibited home cultivation outright. Most of the amendments approved were largely technical in nature and would have little affect on the substance of Bill C-45.———FRAUDSTERS MAY HAVE WITHDRAWN DATA FROM 2 BANKSTwo Canadian banks say “fraudsters” may have accessed the information of up to 90,000 customers. The Bank of Montreal says hackers contacted the bank on Sunday claiming to have data on fewer than 50,000 customers and threatened to make it public. CIBC also said “fraudsters” may have electronically accessed data concerning about 40,000 Simplii Financial clients. Both banks advise clients to alert them to any suspicious account activity.———CHRYSTIA FREELAND WASHINGTON-BOUNDForeign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is headed to Washington for a two-day visit beginning today as talks to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement hang in the balance. Freeland has been a fixture in the U.S. capital in recent weeks, taking part in high-level NAFTA negotiations with her U.S. and Mexican counterparts. The three countries have been working around the clock in hopes of getting a deal before the upcoming U.S. midterm and Mexican presidential elections.———JOSHUA BOYLE AWAITS BAIL DECISIONA bail hearing in Ottawa is expected to wrap up today for former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle, who faces several assault charges. He was arrested by Ottawa police in December and charged with various offences related to two alleged victims. However, a court order prohibits the publication of any details that might identify them or any witnesses. Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, had been living in an Ottawa apartment for about a month when he was arrested.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— The Auditor General will table the 2018 Spring Reports in the House of Commons.— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Toronto.— Scotiabank releases its second-quarter results.— Public-sector unions take the Manitoba government to court over legislation imposing a wage freeze.— Sen. Pamela Wallin will make an announcement regarding monetary payments for blood donations.— Lt.-Gen. (Ret’d) Romeo Dallaire reports to a Commons committee on human rights in Democratic Republic of Congo.last_img

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