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Eighth NewsWatch – CP

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2015532 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire

Sep 8, 2015


Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wants to make big changes to the employment insurance system.

He says a Liberal government would reduce E-I premiums to one-dollar and 65-cents per 100-dollars earned.

That’s less than the one-dollar and 49-cent rate the Conservatives promised in this year’s budget.

Trudeau argues the extra two-billion dollars in revenue between the two figures would be reinvested under their plan. (8)


N-D-P Leader Tom Mulcair is promising to set up a 160-million-dollar, four-year fund to help Canada’s struggling aerospace industry.

Mulcair also says an N-D-P government would set aside 40-million dollars over four years in the Canadian Space Agency’s space technology development program to help companies commercialize new technologies.

He made the announcement this morning in Montreal which is home to Bombardier and C-A-E — companies that announced major layoffs in recent months. (8)


Security is tight at a Saint John, New Brunswick hockey arena, where lawyers are picking a jury for a high-profile murder case involving the family that operates Moosehead Breweries.

Dennis Oland is charged with second-degree murder in the July, 2011 death of his father Richard.

The trial is set to begin next week and is scheduled to last more than two months. (8)

(Fracking- First-Nation)

B-C’s Fort Nelson First Nation has successfully challenged a water licence granted to Nexen, saying it was based on bad science and bad faith.

The Environmental Appeal Board says the company must stop pumping water from a lake in a remote area about 100-kilometres northeast of Fort Nelson.

Nexen was using millions of cubic metres of water for shale gas fracking. (8)

(REL-Vatican-Annulments) (Audio: 52)

Divorced Catholics who want to remarry in the church may soon have an easier time getting an annulment.

Pope Francis has issued a new law regulating how bishops determine when a fundamental flaw has made a marriage invalid.

The previous annulment process was long criticized for being complicated, costly and out of reach for many Catholics. (8)

(Zimbabwe-Lion Killed) (Audio: 51)

A suburban Minneapolis dentist who killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe has returned to work today after being out of the public eye for weeks.

Walter Palmer was the subject of an international uproar after he was identified as the hunter who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.

A handful of protesters shouted at Palmer this morning as he walked into his office. (8)

(NewsWatch by Dawn Kelly)

(The Canadian Press)


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