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WE Charity documents and Gaza's power plant shut; In The News for Aug. 19

WE Charity documents and Gaza's power plant shut; In The News for Aug. 19

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Aug. 19 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Complaints Commission probes RCMP Nunavut arrest, including racial bias

Complaints Commission probes RCMP Nunavut arrest, including racial bias

OTTAWA — The organization that provides civilian oversight of RCMP has launched an investigation into the conduct of Mounties involved in the June 1 arrest of an Inuk man in Nunavut, including whether racial bias played a role.
Some quotes on the Liberal cabinet shuffle and prorogation of Parliament

Some quotes on the Liberal cabinet shuffle and prorogation of Parliament

OTTAWA — "This is our chance to build a more resilient Canada, a Canada that is healthier and safer, greener and more competitive, a Canada that is more welcoming and more fair. This is our moment to change the future for the better.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 18

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 18

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:10 p.m. on Aug. 18, 2020: There are 123,154 confirmed cases in Canada.
B.C. Indigenous leaders call for closure of all Fraser River sockeye fisheries

B.C. Indigenous leaders call for closure of all Fraser River sockeye fisheries

VANCOUVER — First Nations groups in British Columbia are calling on the federal fisheries minister to issue an emergency order to close all sockeye fisheries on the Fraser River.
Parliament prorogued, confidence coming on throne speech, says Trudeau

Parliament prorogued, confidence coming on throne speech, says Trudeau

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shut down Parliament and is promising to come back with a new throne speech next month to reset his Liberal government's agenda in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trudeau said Tuesday he had asked Gov.
'I'm so sorry:' Father of toddler found dead outside Edmonton church sentenced

'I'm so sorry:' Father of toddler found dead outside Edmonton church sentenced

EDMONTON — A man who was convicted of manslaughter in his young son's death was sentenced Tuesday to 9 1/2 years in prison after apologizing to the rest of the boy's family.
Cabinet glass ceiling shattered as Chrystia Freeland named finance minister

Cabinet glass ceiling shattered as Chrystia Freeland named finance minister

OTTAWA — Chrystia Freeland shattered a glass ceiling Tuesday, becoming the first woman to be sworn in as Canada's finance minister. The gravitas of the moment was not lost on the former journalist and mother of three.
Parties urged to agree on safe way to hold possible election in pandemic

Parties urged to agree on safe way to hold possible election in pandemic

OTTAWA — What happens if Canada's minority Liberal government is defeated this fall and Elections Canada concludes it can't safely conduct an election because a second wave of the deadly coronavirus is sweeping the country? That worst-case scenario w
Joe Gosnell, Nisga'a chief who led nation to landmark treaty, dies of cancer

Joe Gosnell, Nisga'a chief who led nation to landmark treaty, dies of cancer

NEW AIYANSH, B.C. — Joe Gosnell, a renowned treaty negotiator, politician and leader of the Nisga'a Nation, has died at the age of 84.