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October 17, 2018 12:22 PM Joe Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times, claiming it undercut his chances to run again for Senate

In the suit, Arpaio, 86, says that he intends to run for the Senate again in 2020 for the seat vacated by the late Republican senator John McCain. Sen. John Kyl, R-Ariz., is temporarily occupying that seat until a special election takes place. In this year’s GOP primary to replace the retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Arpaio finished third with less than 18 per cent of the vote. Cottle 7

October 16, 2018 3:44 PM Federal government tables bill to transform prisoner segregation

OTTAWA—The Trudeau government tabled legislation today to transform the way it separates inmates in federal correctional institutions from the general prison population. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the bill is the result of recent court decisions on administrative segregation as well as recommendations from a coroner’s inquest into the 2007 death 8

October 16, 2018 2:14 PM Northern Manitoba heart patient dies on bus ride to medical checkup after being denied flight, report says

THOMPSON, MAN.—A Winnipeg media outlet says it’s learned that a northern Manitoba heart patient died during a 10-hour Greyhound bus trip to see a Winnipeg doctor after being denied a flight to get to the checkup. CTV News says Abraham Donkey, a 58-year-old resident of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, died Oct. 3 along Highway 6 after getting on the bus in Thompson 10

October 15, 2018 9:35 PM Thanks to Doug Ford, the sky’s the limit for marijuana in Ontario

Come Wednesday, marijuana will waft across our parks, jogging trails and beaches with impunity. For better or for worse, the pungent odour will float in the open air — while weighing down our public spaces. If you have forgotten the stale aroma of cigar or pipe smoke in our past, brace yourself for a trip back in time as the smell of cannabis wends its way into your nostrils 8

October 15, 2018 9:16 PM Airlines impose cannabis ban on pilots and cabin crew

Jazz has introduced a similar policy, banning employees in safety-critical positions from using marijuana on or off duty, spokesperson Debra Williams said. Nav Canada, the private company that operates the country’s air traffic control system, said it would reveal its cannabis policy for employees on Wednesday. But a spokesperson said it already has a zero tolerance 8

October 15, 2018 7:20 PM Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s unborn child is doomed to a life of perfection

I don’t know what went wrong. But as a general rule, if a new relationship is powered by impulse tattoos, plans for instant matrimony and bursts of PDA that are borderline soft-porn, it’s probably doomed. And so if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex care about the world as much as they claim, if they are motivated by true charity, they need to take it down a notch 7

October 11, 2018 12:10 PM Justin Trudeau praises Michaelle Jean at Francophonie summit

YEREVAN, ARMENIA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to Michaelle Jean in his speech at the opening of the summit of la Francophonie on Thursday in Armenia, just hours before the former governor general finds out whether she’ll be able to continue on as secretary general. Jean, who has been in the top job at the organization of French-speaking 12

October 10, 2018 12:30 AM Canada and Quebec pull support for current head of la Francophonie

OTTAWA—The Canadian and Quebec governments announced Tuesday they are pulling their support for former governor general Michaëlle Jean to remain atop the international organization of French-speaking nations, backing instead the “consensus” candidate from Africa. Jean — who has held the top position since 2014 — is up against Rwandan Foreign Affairs 9

October 9, 2018 1:37 PM Jeff Sessions joins European talks on terrorism, migration

The officials held talks Monday night on immigration, despite the starkly different views between Italy’s anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and others, including the French hosts who are seeking a regionwide solution to migrant arrivals. The interior ministers of Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland and Morocco are taking part. Sessions 10

October 6, 2018 10:03 PM Canadian Medical Association resigns from world body amid plagiarism accusations

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND—The Canadian Medical Association says it has resigned from the World Medical Association, accusing the international group’s incoming president of plagiarizing his inaugural speech. In a statement released on Saturday, the CMA said it discovered that part of Dr. Leonid Eidelman’s speech was taken from a former CMA president’s speech 6