In the news today June 28
Five stories in the news for Thursday, June 28———NAVDEEP BAINS: FIRST LIBERAL CANDIDATE FOR 2019The Liberals have nominated their first candidate for next year’s federal election. At a Toronto-area rally Wednesday evening, Navdeep Bains was acclaimed as the Liberal candidate in Mississauga-Malton. The minister of innovation, science and economic development says he will run a positive campaign and the economy will be the party’s top priority. A party spokesman says Liberal nominations will take place at “a very quick pace” over the summer.———FATHER QUESTIONS UNSUPERVISED POOLS AFTER TRAGEDYAn Ontario man says it only took minutes for him to lose his wife and young daughter in an apparent drowning at a resort northwest of Toronto this week. “Just 10 minutes and they are gone,” Yiting Gong of Markham, Ont., told CTV Toronto. Gong’s 34-year-old wife and their five-year-old daughter died Tuesday at a resort near Collingwood, Ont. Gong is questioning why the resort does not have anyone supervising the pool.———SEN. HARDER SUBPOENAED IN ABDELRAZIK LAWSUITSeveral parliamentarians have been subpoenaed to testify in Abousfian Abdelrazik’s lawsuit over his detention in Sudan. Abdelrazik, 55, came to Canada as a refugee in 1990 and attained Canadian citizenship five years later. He was arrested during a 2003 visit to his native country, and while in custody, was interrogated by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service about suspected extremist links. He claims he was tortured by Sudanese officials but Canada says it knew nothing of the alleged abuse.———CANADA AWASH IN DAYCARE ‘DESERTS’A new report suggests an estimated 776,000 Canadian children live in areas of the country parched of available daycare spaces. The study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says 44 per cent of all school-aged children live in so-called “child-care deserts,” where the number of children outstrips the available spaces in licensed homes and centres. The study didn’t take into account unlicensed daycare because there is no exhaustive list of spaces Canada-wide.———TEAM OFFICIALS HEAD NORTH TO DISCUSS ‘ESKIMOS’ NICKNAMEOfficials from the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos are touring northern communities to discuss the team’s name. Marketing vice-president Allan Watt says they want to hear what northerners think about a name that some say disrespects Inuit people. Watt and team president Len Rhodes visited Yellowknife on Tuesday and Inuvik, NWT, on Wednesday. The two plan to visit Ottawa and Iqaluit later in the summer.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Provincial and territorial health ministers meet in Winnipeg.— The Alberta government will release year-end 2017-18 financial results.— Transport Minister Marc Garneau will announce new safety measures to shield planes from laser attacks.— A sentencing hearing will be held in Laval, Que., for construction magnate Tony Accurso, found guilty of five charges this week.— Stats-Canada will release the payroll employment, earnings and hours data for April.— Cable TV and broadcasting company Shaw Communications will release its third-quarter results.— Alberta Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan will unveil an Indigenous-owned housing program.