first_imgCALGARY – Finance Minister Bill Morneau is headed west next week with plans to give a speech to a Calgary business audience a day ahead of a deadline set by Kinder Morgan for its controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.The Calgary Chamber of Commerce, which announced the event set for May 30, says the speech will focus on securing Canada’s economic future.Kinder Morgan suspended all non-essential construction on the Trans Mountain project in April, citing obstruction by B.C. that put the viability of the pipeline in question.The company has set a May 31 deadline for getting assurances it can proceed without delays on the controversial project.Morneau said last week the federal government is willing to cover cost overruns caused by political uncertainty on the pipeline project.However, the minister also said if Kinder Morgan were to walk away from the pipeline, there are other investors willing to step in.last_img read more

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first_imgKENORA, Ont. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he believes he can work with Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister despite public disagreement on several key files.Trudeau and Pallister have a meeting scheduled in Winnipeg on Saturday.Pallister’s government is the lone province to hold out on signing a health-funding deal with Ottawa and he has been a vocal critic of Trudeau’s plan to legalize marijuana next July.Pallister also wants details from Ottawa on any plan for the northern Manitoba port of Churchill, which had its only land link to the south cut off by flooding in the spring.While there may be friction, Trudeau says the time when levels of government constantly fought with each other is over.“We are going to continue to work constructively and look for positive working relationships with everyone,” Trudeau said while in Kenora, Ont., on Friday.“The time in which Canadians want to see levels of government fighting with each other is long past. They want to see a respectful, positive approach and that’s what I always do.”Last month, Pallister blasted the federal government’s handling of health-funding negotiations, calling them “dangerous, reckless and risky.”Under the deal, Ottawa limits annual health-transfer increases to three per cent a year — half the six per cent annual increase set out in the last long-term agreement with the provinces. But the federal government has offered up extra money for specific projects in various provinces.“Why would I take a nickel on behalf of Manitobans, what kind of premier would I be, if I accepted that inducement of that shiny nickel now and sacrificed a whole dollar over the next decade for health care?” Pallister said.Pallister went into a meeting of premiers in Edmonton last week lobbying for Ottawa to delay cannabis legalization by one year so that provinces can have more time to prepare.His fellow premiers didn’t go that far, but they did emerge with a list of concerns that they said need to be addressed before the recreational cannabis becomes legal July 1.On Churchill, Pallister has said he needs to know what Ottawa’s plans are for the port before any decisions can be made on whether the flooded rail line should be fixed.Omnitrax, the Denver-based company that owns the line, has said it can be repaired between $20 million and $60 million, but the company doesn’t plan to spend the money.Trudeau’s first meeting in Winnipeg was on Friday afternoon with Mayor Brian Bowman.Bowman began by noting it was the first visit to city hall by a sitting prime minister in nearly a century — the last being William Lyon Mackenzie King.Bowman emerged from the meeting praising the “productive and positive working relationship” he’s had with Trudeau since the prime minister took office in November 2015.A centrepiece of their discussion, Bowman said, was the city’s plan to access more than $180 million in federal infrastructure dollars for roads. The city needs provincial government support in order to do so.Bowman stopped short of saying he explicitly asked Trudeau to mention the city’s plan to Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister in a meeting between the two leaders Saturday morning.“What I did is I emphasized the fact that we have unanimous council support … and I underscored the need for us to fix our roads. And he was very receptive to that,” Bowman said.Much of their overall discussion was “structural,” Bowman said, regarding the way cities are able to access federal funding and obtain “tools and funds for cities to succeed.”Trudeau said he looks forward to continuing “solid partnerships” with cities on areas of mutual interest such as infrastructure and immigration.— With files from James Turner in Winnipeg.last_img read more

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first_imgWINNIPEG – The weather provided some help Friday to crews battling a large forest fire that has forced 3,700 people from their homes in northern Manitoba.The Manitoba government said strong south winds are pushing the smoke away from Wasagamack First Nation, and there is rain in the forecast for the first time in days.The fire was still about one kilometre from the community and crews were working to keep it from advancing.Residents of Wasagamack and two other Indigenous communities left their homes starting Tuesday night, with most making their way to Winnipeg and Brandon.More than 1,000 cots were set up Thursday inside the Winnipeg Convention Centre and a second shelter for another 900 people opened Friday at an indoor soccer complex.“At this time based on the numbers if we need more space it’ll be because more people will need to come out,” Jason Small of the Red Cross told CTV Winnipeg. “Right now of those people that are definitely coming out, we should have enough to accommodate in this facility.”Garden Hill resident Carl Monias arrived in Winnipeg on Friday. He said smoke was coming into the community and the fire was visible at night.“We saw a glow of red west of the community,” said Monias. “Most people drove to the west side of the community to have a look at that glow from the forest fire and it can be scary.”A further 850 people also left the Poplar River First Nation earlier in the week.The province said the Poplar River fire is 4600 hectares and is about 3.5 kilometres from the community.(The Canadian Press, CTV Winnipeg)last_img read more

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first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s push to get climate change action included in a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement is turning into a heated domestic dispute just as it makes its debut at the official negotiating table.The NAFTA schedule obtained by The Canadian Press showed the environment was on the schedule for seven hours of NAFTA talks in Mexico City Monday, and another seven hours on Tuesday.It could be one of the more contentious chapters, as significant differences of opinion about the environment exist between the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump.Those differences largely exist domestically as well and were being played out in social media over the Labour Day weekend.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna launched an angry missive at Conservative Foreign Affairs critic Erin O’Toole on Sunday, for suggesting the environment was a mere “trinket” better left to the sidelines in order to protect Canada’s economic well-being.She was responding to comments O’Toole made to The Canadian Press in which he accused the government’s push for environmental protections, Indigenous rights and gender equality as “virtue signalling” as part of the image-building machinery around Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.“And so done with ridiculous language from #CPC like ‘virtue signalling,’” McKenna tweeted. “We will continue to stand up for Canadian values at home & abroad.”She wrote a lengthy response on Facebook noting it was his party under Prime Minister Brian Mulroney that first included the environment in a Canadian trade deal with NAFTA’s parallel environment agreement.“We are currently witnessing the largest forest fire in British Columbia’s history, the Atlantic Ocean recording record temperatures, and the second flood of the century in 12 months in Windsor,” McKenna wrote. “And the conservatives are still saying that the environment and the economy can be separated! Climate change is real and environmental protection is essential. It is time for the conservatives to understand the message.”A spokeswoman for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said McKenna’s Facebook post was the official government response to O’Toole.At the NAFTA table, Canada and the U.S. both want the environment agreement to be pulled into the main NAFTA papers rather than existing as a side deal. They also both want provisions to prevent NAFTA countries from loosening environmental restrictions as a way to attract investment.Where they differ however is on climate change. While the U.S. stated one of its NAFTA goals was to include a requirement for countries to live up to their obligations under multilateral agreements, the U.S. is in the process of withdrawing from the biggest of those agreements on climate change – the Paris accord.Trump has previously referred to climate change as a “hoax” and has started undoing policies of the former administration of Barack Obama, such as fossil fuel production restrictions, which he says have hurt the U.S. economy.Canada would like a new NAFTA to specifically reference climate change and prioritize measures to help combat it.University of Lethbridge politics professor Chris Kukucha thinks that hill will prove too steep for Canada to climb and will have to be abandoned.“They will try, they’ll bring it up because that’s the government’s mandate,” he said. “At the end of the day I think the people sitting at the table know that’s a non-starter, it’s not going to be there,” he said. “Not with that administration in the United States.”Kukucha said the domestic political battles over the environment are unlikely to have any impact at the negotiating table, although he said the U.S. could use it as a wedge issue against Canada on areas Canada doesn’t want to give up such as supply management.That the environment is a Canadian priority for NAFTA was underscored last week when McKenna created a NAFTA advisory council on the environment made up of two former premiers, a former provincial finance minister and representatives from environment and industry associations.-follow @mrabson on Twitter.last_img read more

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first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Brandon Phillips smiled as he fed treats to Roscoe, a Portuguese water dog who visits inmates once a month at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary.Phillips, 29, is housed in the notorious jail in St. John’s, N.L., as he faces trial in November for first-degree murder in a shooting at a bar a short walk from where he’s now held. He has pleaded not guilty.“Sometimes, you know, you can be feeling down and out and it just kind of lifts your spirits a lot,” he said Thursday as reporters were invited to take in a therapy dog session.“To get this one little positive (thing), will really boost you in the long run … so when we get back out in society that we’ve got high spirits and we can really get back to community, as opposed to just being treated negatively in here all the time.”Phillips, who’s accused of killing 63-year-old Larry Wellman, a former firefighter who tried to intervene during an alleged robbery two years ago, knows there’s little public sympathy for inmates.Still, programs like animal therapy are a vital link to normal life, he said.“It’s supposed to be all about rehabilitation.”Dogs were first brought into the penitentiary last April and have been a major stress relief, Phillips said.“I love all animals — cats, dogs. I had a rabbit growing up.”Susan Green, an addictions counsellor and social worker at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary, said animal therapy, yoga, meditation and art programs are among new efforts to ease tensions.“For all of our problems and some of the things you see on the media, we are a community,” she told reporters. “For a lot of men that are serving time here, they’re away from their family, they’re away from their friends.“It can be a lonely place. The dogs provide just a really lovely, natural connection, non-judgmental attention and affection. And that’s something we all need.”The jail’s original stone structure dates back to 1859, and successive add-ons have created what critics say is an unwieldy “tinderbox” that should be razed.There were 41 assaults there last year, double the number reported the year before. Other major incidents in recent years include the vicious ambush in February 2014 of an inmate in the chapel and a riot the following June that trashed a living unit, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damages.Provincial officials have repeatedly asked Ottawa for help to replace Her Majesty’s Penitentiary since it houses some low-risk federal offenders. But plans for a new building have stalled since the oil price crash gutted Newfoundland and Labrador’s finances.Green said the penitentiary is at capacity with 175 men, most of them serving provincial terms up to two years less a day, along with those awaiting court dates on remand.Therapy dogs Roscoe and Lux, a sweet and very affectionate pit bull mix, also visited a separate unit where eight women are being held. They’re staying at the penitentiary due to overflow at the Correctional Centre for Women in Clarenville, about 90 minutes northwest of St. John’s.“Animals coming in is kind of like a highlight of our day,” said inmate Sonia McKinnon, 31. She said she has served 36 days for petty theft charges and is to be released soon.McKinnon knelt down as Roscoe rolled over for a belly rub.“I love animals. I love the attention that they give you.”Lux was accompanied by Michelle Tarrant, a pet therapy volunteer who was making her third visit to the penitentiary.“I feel like there’s a lot of stigma and there’s a lot of stress and anxiety around this type of environment,” she said.Tarrant has seen over and over how a dog somehow opens people up, starting conversations about pets they once had or hope to return to.“I honestly never did feel that way,” she said when asked if she’s ever nervous to be around inmates convicted or accused of sometimes horrible crimes.“I was excited to bring her in and just have someone else appreciate her as much as I do.”Follow @suebailey on Twitter.last_img read more

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first_imgPHILADELPHIA — A Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine at 30,000 feet and was hit by shrapnel that smashed a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday, killing a passenger and injuring seven others, authorities said.The plane, a Boeing 737 bound from New York to Dallas with 149 people aboard, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia just before noon.“I just remember holding my husband’s hand, and we just prayed and prayed and prayed,” said passenger Amanda Bourman, of New York. “And the thoughts that were going through my head of course were about my daughters, just wanting to see them again and give them a big hug so they wouldn’t grow up without parents.”National Transportation Safety Board chairman Robert Sumwalt said one person was killed. It was the first passenger fatality on a U.S. airline since 2009, Sumwalt said.Seven other people treated for minor injuries, Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel said. He said there was a fuel leak in one of the engines when firefighters arrived and a small fire was quickly brought under control.The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane landed after the crew reported damage to one of the engines, along with the fuselage and at least one window. The NTSB sent a team of investigators to Philadelphia.Bourman said she was seated near the back and was asleep when she heard a loud noise and oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. She said the plane was fairly quiet because everyone was wearing a mask, while some passengers were in tears and others shouted words of encouragement.“Everybody was crying and upset,” she said. “You had a few passengers that were very strong and they kept yelling to people, you know, ‘It’s OK, we’re going to do this.’”Passenger Marty Martinez did a brief Facebook Live posting while wearing an oxygen mask. He posted, “Something is wrong with our plane! It appears we are going down! Emergency landing!! Southwest flight from NYC to Dallas!!” After the plane landed, he posted photos of a damaged window near the engine.Bourman said that everyone started yelling to brace for impact when the plane started to land. Everyone clapped and praised the pilot after he set the aircraft down.Bourman said she saw emergency medical workers using a defibrillator to help a woman who was taken off the plane. Bourman said she also saw a man in a cowboy hat rush to cover the broken window and that the man had a bandage around his arm after the plane landed.Passengers did “some pretty amazing things under some pretty difficult circumstances,” Thiel said.Tracking data from FlightAware.com shows Flight 1380 was heading west over New York’s southern tier at about 32,200 feet (10 km) traveling 500 mph (800 kph) when it abruptly turned toward Philadelphia.Southwest has about 700 planes, all of them 737s, including more than 500 737-700s like the one involved in Tuesday’s emergency landing. It is the world’s largest operator of the 737. The Boeing 737 is the best-selling jetliner in the world and has a good safety record.John Goglia, a former NTSB member, said investigators will take the Southwest engine apart to understand what happened and will look at maintenance records for the engine.“There’s a ring around the engine that’s meant to contain the engine pieces when this happens,” Goglia said. “In this case it didn’t. That’s going to be a big focal point for the NTSB — why didn’t (the ring) do its job?”Goglia said the Boeing 737 is a safe plane but engine failures occur from time to time.“We’re pushing the engines to produce as much power as possible,” he said. “We’re right on the edge. Sometimes they fail, and that’s why the containment ring is there.”The engine failure was reminiscent of a similar event on a Southwest Boeing 737-700 jet in August 2016 as it flew from New Orleans to Orlando, Florida. Shrapnel from the engine left a 5-by-16-inch hole just above the wing. Passenger oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Pilots landed the plane safely in Pensacola, Florida.NTSB investigators said one of the engine’s fan blades broke off from the hub during the flight. The broken edge of the blade showed crack lines consistent with metal fatigue.___Koenig reported from Dallas. Associated Press writers Kristen de Groot and Claudia Lauer in Philadelphia contributed to this story.last_img read more

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first_imgBRACKLEY, P.E.I. – The owner of a drive-in theatre in Prince Edward Island says a requirement that cinemas screen most new Disney releases for a minimum of three weeks is choking out small-town businesses.Bob Boyle, owner of the Brackley Drive-In Theatre, said the standard has become a bigger problem since Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment and the Star Wars franchise, and he expects the issue to reach its breaking point now that the titan plans to acquire 21st Century Fox.Boyle said that while Cineplex, Canada’s largest movie theatre company, can afford to take up their screens for weeks at a time, there isn’t enough demand to keep playing a film for three weeks straight in smaller communities, especially in a single-screen theatre.“If we don’t have quality film on-screen week in and week out, we’re an empty parking lot,” he said. “Without people and without film … that’s what makes the magic happen.”The Brackley Drive-In Theatre has been operating since the 1950s and has been in Boyle’s family for nearly 30 years.Boyle said that drive-in theatres, especially in the Maritimes, only have a short window of profitability during the summer months, and they need to show a variety of films during that time to keep customers watching.Disney also implemented another policy within the past couple of years that prevents theatres from showing double features of movies they haven’t screened before.Boyle said this rule makes it even more difficult to come up with a good program, saying there’s “no point” in showing a months-old movie that the theatre has already screened.“Disney is putting hurdle after hurdle in place,” he said, explaining that he has had no issues with Warner Brothers, Universal Studios, and other film companies. “No other studio does this.”He added that not being able to watch the films they want in theatres may drive some customers to pirating films, furthering the decline of the already-endangered movie theatre industry.Disney could not immediately be reached for comment, but a company spokeswoman told CTV Atlantic that each film is negotiated on an individual basis and that the company does not restrict all films to a three-week minimum.In response, Boyle said he never claimed that Disney has this regulation for all of their films, noting that they have made exceptions in the past — although he reiterated that the rule applies to the “vast majority” of their new releases.He said there’s no hard copy of the policy, but he understands that Disney could cut off its relationship with his theatre if he doesn’t play a movie for as long as the company tells him to.Boyle recently took to his drive-in’s Facebook page to criticize the regulation, saying his theatre is no longer able to play “Incredibles 2” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp” this week because of the studio’s strict rules.He asked his customers to push back against the movie giant, saying “the studio will not listen to us, but they should listen to you.”In turn, dozens of passionate movie-goers responded by flooding the Canadian Walt Disney Studios Facebook page with comments supporting Boyle’s stance.On a photo advertising “Incredibles 2,” a user commented to express their disappointment in not being able to see the film at Boyle’s theatre: “You are losing out on sharing your work with our community. And leaving a sour taste for your brand as well.”Another criticized the three-week policy, saying: “This is NOT SUSTAINABLE for seasonal drive-ins. Guess I’ll wait for Netflix.”Boyle said he was “humbled” by the support he’s gotten and he hopes the public outcry will drive the studio to change its regulations.He added that other drive-in theatres throughout the Maritimes have voiced their concerns over the issue, and that this rule would apply to all theatres in North America — though the adverse effects would be mostly felt in smaller communities.“It’s mind-boggling, it’s disappointing, and we’re really hoping for change,” said Boyle.last_img read more

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first_imgFREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s lieutenant-governor says the premier and other party leaders need to work together to avoid another election.In a brief statement, Tim Richardson, the principal secretary to Lt-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, says the lieutenant-governor has been clear with the leaders on their responsibilities — including the election of a Speaker.“Since the recent vote, Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor, has been forthright with the Premier and all party leaders that another provincial election is not in the best interest of New Brunswickers,” he wrote.“It is the responsibility of the Members of the Legislative Assembly to elect a Speaker. The Lt-Gov knows her constitutional responsibility if the MLA’s cannot reach a decision.”The legislature is set to begin a new session on Oct. 23 with the election of a Speaker, but so far every party is refusing to offer a member for the job because of the tight standings in the house.Premier Brian Gallant’s Liberals are trying to hang onto power despite only winning 21 seats in last month’s election — one fewer than the Progressive Conservatives — and has no official coalition to secure victory on a confidence vote in the 49 seat legislature.On Tuesday, Gallant said he’s still hoping another party will offer a Speaker, to avoid putting the lieutenant-governor “in a difficult position.”“We are still very hopeful that another political party will put up a speaker so that we as a government can get the opportunity to be able to gain the confidence of the house,” he said.But so far the other parties have refused, and Progressive Conservative Leader Blaine Higgs repeated his position Tuesday.“The government has to put up a Speaker. It’s their obligation to do so. It’s not our obligation at this point in time,” Higgs said, adding he believes Gallant will relent.“I think that he will, at the end of the day, put a Speaker forward out of his own caucus if push comes to shove.”Gallant told reporters Tuesday he is pressing ahead and has invited the other leaders to meet with him to discuss what they need to see in a throne speech in order to support it.“Nobody wants an election right now. New Brunswickers have just gone to the polls. They want us to try something new. I think they want to see if we can make this new type of situation work,” Gallant said.The Greens and the Peoples’ Alliance parties each won three seats but the Liberals have not been able to reach a confidence and supply agreement with either one.There have been some suggestions that the Liberals and Tories should form an alliance, but Gallant said he doesn’t see that happening.“I do see some fundamental differences in the way Mr. Higgs and I would like to see this province move forward,” Gallant said.And Higgs said it doesn’t matter what Gallant puts in the throne speech — he won’t support it.“The throne speech is irrelevant. This is a non-confidence motion on the performance of this government over the last four years,” Higgs said.“I will not be supporting the throne speech and it doesn’t matter what it says.”Higgs said he expects his meeting with Gallant on Wednesday would be “interesting.”last_img read more

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first_imgOTTAWA — Installing solar panels already makes sense for most homeowners in Saskatchewan and Ontario but the National Energy Board says the abundance of cheap hydroelectricity in Quebec and Manitoba means solar power may never make much economic sense in those provinces.In Canada, long, dark winters means its unlikely solar will ever become the sole source of electricity anywhere.“The country cannot run solely on solar panels in the future,” said NEB chief economist Jean-Denis Charlebois.The NEB today is releasing a study of the costs of solar compared to current electricity prices. It has an online site where Canadians can plug in their city name and find out whether there is an economic case for solar for them now or in the future.There are 20,000 communities across every province and territory included in the study that looked at both capacity to produce solar based on hours of sunlight, as well as the cost.The main finding of the study is that no matter the amount of sunlight, the only places where installing and running solar panels is already cheaper than paying for power from the electricity grids are the places where power rates are already really high. That is in Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island and most places in Ontario.In provinces where power is still pretty cheap — mainly Manitoba and Quebec — the NEB says solar can sometimes cost more than twice as much as traditional power sources.In Saskatchewan, for example, where electricity costs are among the highest in the country, the break-even price for solar is already 93 per cent of the current average cost of power for homeowners. But next door in Manitoba, where hydro costs are among the lowest in the country, the solar price for homeowners is 176 per cent of the current cost of electricity. In Quebec it’s 223 per cent.Ontario’s time-of-day electricity rates make the cost of solar about 95 per cent of the average cost to buy power from the grid.Charlebois said the average cost for a 5 kilowatt solar installation is about $16,000 and that price is predicted to go down as much as 30 per cent in the next five or 10 years.The price to buy power from the grid is going up about two per cent a year. Between those increases and rebate programs for solar installations available in some provinces, over the next decade solar will start to beat the power grid price in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Alberta and British Columbia, the NEB predicts.The price for power in Manitoba and Quebec is still so low that even once the cost of solar drops significantly, it is not expected to become competitive.The B.C. coast and the eastern edge of Newfoundland are among the worst places to generate solar power because they don’t get a lot of sunshine. The territories have higher costs to install solar because of the remoteness of most communities, but the high cost of power, often generated by diesel, makes solar significantly cheaper in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.Long term, even homeowners that use solar will need access to power grids for some of their power because the sun isn’t always shining and batteries can only store power for between four and 10 hours.The case for solar for businesses is slightly different because of differing power rates. Businesses in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Ontario may already find it cheaper to add solar panels than continue to buy power only from the grid. The NEB says rebate programs in Saskatchewan and Alberta will make solar more economical than traditional power over the next few years.Mia Rabson, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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first_imgEDMONTON — Alberta’s United Conservative leader says he regrets comments made in his earlier days about overturning a law extending hospital visitation rights to gay couples during the 1980s AIDS epidemic in San Francisco.Jason Kenney says, since then, his public record in Parliament shows he supports domestic partner arrangements and benefits for couples regardless of sexual orientation.Kenney made the comments after a two-decade-old audio recording of him surfaced recently.On the recording, Kenney touts his role in organizing a petition calling for a referendum to repeal the city ordinance extending recognition rights of heterosexual couples, such as hospital visitation, to same-sex couples.The ordinance was defeated by a narrow margin in a referendum.Kenney, who is a Catholic, says on the tape he believes his actions brought him spiritually closer to his church.“Sure, there are things that I’ve done and said in my life that I regret,” Kenney said Thursday at the legislature.“Is that (the San Francisco comments) one of them?” he was asked.“Sure,” he replied. “I can tell you in 2003, and ’04 and ’05 you can look at the Hansard transcript and see me supporting domestic partner arrangements for dependent couples regardless of sexual orientation.“That has been my long-standing public view.”Kenney and his United Conservatives have an uneasy relationship with Alberta’s gay community and have been denied permission to march in recent Pride parades.The party is currently deliberating the fate of high-profile party member John Carpay, who publicly compared the pride rainbow flag to the Nazi swastika.The United Conservatives have taken issue with the province’s policy mandating gay-straight alliances in schools, particularly the law stating that parents not be told if a child joins such a group.Proponents say some kids who join the alliances risk the wrath of their parents and that such a rule would effectively spell the end of such groups.Kenney has said he wants parents to be told if not doing so puts the child at risk.Dean Bennett, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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first_imgSEATTLE — Two more Puget Sound orcas are ailing and probably will be dead by summer, according an expert on the critically endangered population of killer whales that live in the waters of the Pacific Northwest.Drone photography taken this past September showed the ailing population of orcas known as the southern residents went into the winter thinner than they were when the whales arrived in the San Juan Islands last summer.They also are thinner than Puget Sound’s so-called northern resident population of killer whales, which have been steadily growing in population for the past 40 years in their home waters primarily in northern British Columbia and southeast Alaska, where they have access to more fish and cleaner and quieter water. The northern residents gave birth to 10 new calves last year.The Seattle Times reports Center for Whale Research founding director Ken Balcomb said photos taken of a southern resident orca known as J17 on New Year’s Eve showed the 42-year-old female has so-called peanut head — a misshapen head and neck caused by starvation. In addition a 27-year-old male known as K25 is failing, also from lack of sufficient food. He lost his mother, K13, in 2017 and is not successfully foraging on his own.Several southern resident whales were documented to be pregnant in September, but so far there has been no sign of babies. The southern residents have not had a successful pregnancy in three years.The southern resident population is at a 35-year low after three deaths in 2018. There are only 74 left.Losing J17 would be a blow to the southern residents because she is a female still of reproducing age, said Deborah Giles, research scientist for University of Washington Center for Conservation Biology.Giles said she was not surprised to hear about K25. The social dynamics of the southern residents, in which older females help their pod, and especially their sons by sharing food, is both a blessing and a curse if that female dies, Giles said.“These large, adult, hungry males benefit by the females in their family,” Giles said. “There probably is still family foraging going on, but not like he had when his mom was alive.”The coming year is not looking any easier for the southern residents in terms of their food supply. The whales mostly eat chinook salmon.Ocean conditions and poor river migration, with warm water and low flows, have hurt chinook salmon returns in the past several years.___Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.comThe Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_imgThroughout the first week of the campaign, the Liberal war room has made hay with past comments and social media posts from Scheer and Conservative candidates, exposing what Liberals deem examples of intolerance toward minorities. Trudeau himself has called out Scheer for his refusal to march in gay Pride parades.On Twitter late Wednesday, People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier said he won’t accuse Trudeau of being a racist.“He’s the master of identity politics and the Libs just spent months accusing everyone of being white supremacists,” he tweeted. “He definitely is the biggest hypocrite in the country.”Green Leader Elizabeth May, who is to speak to the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations in Vancouver on on Thursday, said Trudeau “must apologize for the harm done and commit to learning and appreciating the requirement to model social justice leadership at all levels of government. In this matter he has failed.”RELATED: It won’t be campaigning as usual for Justin Trudeau on Thursday as the Liberal leader grapples with the fallout from a bombshell that landed on the campaign trail.An 18-year-old photo surfaced Wednesday of him dressed elaborately as Aladdin, with his face and hands blackened by makeup.Trudeau apologized profusely for having indulged in what he acknowledged to be a racist act during an “Arabian Nights”-themed party at the Vancouver private school where he once taught.He conceded it will take some doing to restore his image as a champion of diversity and tolerance.“I’m asking Canadians to forgive me for what I did,” he said during an emergency news conference aboard the Liberal campaign plane before taking off from Nova Scotia for Winnipeg, where he is scheduled to have events today.“I shouldn’t have done that. It was a dumb thing to do. I’m disappointed in myself. I’m pissed off at myself for having done it. I apologize for it.”He added that he didn’t consider it a racist action at the time, “but now we know better.”“This is something unacceptable and it is racist.”Trudeau also confessed to having worn makeup during a high school talent show, while performing a version of Harry Belafonte’s “Banana Boat Song (Day-O).”He said he’ll spend this morning talking to his three kids about “taking responsibility for mistakes we make, about living every day to try to be a better person.” And he said he’ll be spending time talking to visible minority Liberal MPs and candidates, some of whom he spoke with Wednesday evening.Trudeau’s foes will no doubt also be grappling with the fallout while they go about their more routine campaigning. They all responded Wednesday night, but now have to weigh whether to pile on Trudeau or adhere to the political maxim of never interfering when an opponent is the process of destroying themselves.NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, the first federal party leader from a visible minority, is scheduled to be in Hamilton on Thursday. On Wednesday night, he responded more personally than politically, choking up as he talked about how people who have faced discrimination because of their skin colour will be hurt by the revelation about Trudeau’s past activities.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer spoke only briefly after landing in Quebec, where he has events today in Saint-Hyacinthe, Granby and Sherbrooke, but signalled that he intends to give no quarter.“Wearing brown face is an act of open mockery and racism,” Scheer said. “It was just as racist in 2001 as it is in 2019. And what Canadians saw this evening is someone with a complete lack of judgment and integrity and someone who is not fit to govern this country.”last_img read more

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first_imgSunday night, May 19, Trace Adkins, award-winning country music star and American Red Cross spokesman, took home the title of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice after winning on Donald Trump’s season finale to benefit the Red Cross.Through participation in the All-Star Celebrity Apprentice show, Adkins has raised more than $1.5 million for the Red Cross. The Red Cross is deeply grateful for all that he does in support of the mission that makes a difference in the lives of so many.“The Red Cross was there when I couldn’t be,” said Adkins. “I’m a man who tries to repay my debts.”THE MOTIVATION TO WINAired on the season finale, Adkins met Red Cross volunteer Suzy who helped his wife and children when his home was destroyed by a house fire. Suzy and Trace’s wife Rhonda exchanged a warm embrace, reuniting for the first time since the fire.“Suzy showed up right on the heels of the firefighters,” Adkins said. While Adkins witnessed firsthand the large Red Cross response to Sandy, he chose to compete for the Red Cross not just because of the disasters that capture headlines, but for the home fires that local chapters and volunteers across the country respond to every day without fanfare or media attention.Each year, the Red Cross responds to about 70,000 disasters. And only with the support of donors, can the Red Cross be there to fulfill its humanitarian mission.“There’s a Red Cross volunteer right this second helping someone in this country,” Trace Adkins said moments before Donald Trump announced him as the All-Star Celebrity Apprentice winner.THE WINNING STRATEGYAdkins’ first appearance on Celebrity Apprentice was in 2008 and he was called back for this special all-star season. Throughout this All-Star Celebrity Apprentice season, Adkins showcased his superior fundraising talent and solid leadership skills.With Adkins winning All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, he will help the Red Cross deliver its mission in communities across the country. Congratulations Trace Adkins!Adkins is also a member of Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet and received the Red Cross Crystal Cross Award on May 18 in recognition of his exemplary support of and service to the Red Cross mission. The Red Cross is tremendously thankful for all Adkins has done for the organization.last_img read more

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first_imgThe ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) today announced that 18,336 pets were adopted or reunited with their owners during the first month of the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, a three-month competition where 49 animal shelters from across the country are working to increase adoptions in order to win a piece of the more than $600,000 in ASPCA prize grants, including a grand prize of $100,000.During the first month of the contest, many shelters tried out new methods of driving traffic to their adoption centers – many held big adoption events, unique promotions and discounts on adoption fees, and more.“Month one of the contest has been a thrill to watch, with many of the contestants breaking their own records,” said Bert Troughton, vice president of community outreach for the ASPCA. “The City of Corpus Christi Animal Care Services of Texas, for example, boasted more adoptions in one day than in the past five years for the entire month of June. Over at Humane Society of Pinellas of Florida, their June 13 adoptions total matched the number of adoptions in all of June of last year, despite being closed for a day and a half due to Tropical Storm Andrea. On June 22 and 23, Lost Dog & Cat Rescue of Virginia adopted out more animals than they ever have in a weekend, finding homes for 91 dogs and cats at an adoption event. Moreno Valley Animal Shelter in California saw a 79 percent increase in the number of adoptions during the first Saturday in June compared to last year. Animal Rescue League of Boston in Massachusetts scored more than twice as many adoptions the first weekend of June as they did the same month last year. And these are just some of the amazing stories we’ve heard after only one month of the contest.”The 49 contestants are working to save more animals – during the months of June, July and August 2013 – than they did over the same three-month period in 2012. Last year’s competing shelters saved more than 56,000 cats and dogs during the contest, an increase of 14,376 over the same period in 2011.The ASPCA and Rachael Ray will award a $100,000 grand prize to the shelter contestant that achieves the greatest increase in lives saved during this three-month period. The contestant that does the best job of engaging its community members in helping to save more animals will win $25,000. Those organizations that do the best in their divisions will be eligible for between $10,000 and $25,000 in additional grants. In total, $600,000 in grant funding will be awarded for increases in animal lives saved, as well as a photo contest and general participation.All her life, Rachael Ray has been an advocate for animals and a supporter of animal welfare groups. Her love for animals and for her pit bull, Isaboo, inspired her to create a pet food called Nutrish to raise money for animals in need. Ray donates a portion of her proceeds from the sale of Nutrish to organizations like the ASPCA so they can implement programs like the $100K Challenge and support shelters and animal organizations around the country.The ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a groundbreaking contest that challenges animal shelters across the country to come up with innovative ways to engage their communities and get more homeless cats and dogs into loving homes. For more information about the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, please visit www.aspca.org/100K.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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first_imgNeil Finn will perform at the So They Can Annual Sydney Dinner and Fundraiser next week.Neil and Sharon Finn are ambassadors for So They Can, a non-profit organisation that works with communities in Africa in need; empowering people to become self-sufficient and meet their own needs via education and community and economic development.The event takes place at 7:30pm on Friday, October 23, at the Grand Ballroom, The Westin Sydney, 1 Martin Place, Sydney.Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapés, a delicious dinner with premium wines and an exclusive performance by Neil Finn followed by DJ & Dancing!Tickets: $250. Please book here.last_img

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first_imgThe Women’s Media Center will honor Hillary Clinton with its first ever WMC Wonder Woman Award at the Women’s Media Awards on October 26 at a gala at the Capitale in New York City. 

Clinton joins 2017 Honorees Jane Fonda, Maria Hinojosa, Ashley Judd, April Ryan, María Elena Salinas and Gail Tifford. The WMC also will be recognizing the film, “Hidden Figures.” Maya L. Harris will host this event for the first time.Clinton is an advocate, attorney, author, First Lady, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State, and Democratic presidential candidate who has devoted her life to working on behalf of women, children and families.The Women’s Media Center is presenting its first — and only — WMC Wonder Woman Award to Clinton as she is a hero to millions in the United States and around the globe for her extraordinary accomplishments and public service. Like Wonder Woman, she seems to have superhuman strength, resilience, and courage. She also blazes new paths so that everyone has equal opportunity to pursue their dreams, and she has done much of it in the face of enemy fire.“Hillary Clinton’s actions have inspired and protected women and men on every continent,” said Gloria Steinem, co-founder of The Women’s Media Center. “She has battled negative forces and helped to maintain a fragile peace with her negotiating skill on behalf of this country and peace-seekers everywhere. She has handled all this with grace, grit, determination, integrity, humor and fortitude while remaining a steadfast feminist, advocate, activist, sister and tireless leader in the revolution. With this award, the Women’s Media Center declares Hillary Clinton our Wonder Woman.”
Clinton’s journey has been a succession of historic firsts: The first woman to ever win a presidential primary or caucus state; the first First Lady elected to the U.S. Senate; the first woman elected to statewide office in New York and, last year, becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. political party.As the Democratic candidate for president, she campaigned on a vision of America that is “stronger together” and an agenda to make our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top. She won the popular vote by a margin of nearly three million, and earned the support of nearly 66 million Americans.

As First Lady of the United States, from 1993 to 2001, Clinton championed health care for all Americans and led successful bipartisan efforts to improve the adoption and foster care systems, to reduce teen pregnancy, and to create the Children’s Health Insurance Program. She traveled to more than 80 countries to advocate for human rights, democracy, and civil society. Her speech in Beijing in 1995 inspired women worldwide and helped galvanize a global movement for women’s rights and opportunities. 
“I’ve known Hillary for decades and I was proud to be at the historic UN Conference on Women in Beijing when she made her groundbreaking speech, ‘Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.’ ” said Jane Fonda, WMC co-founder. “Over the years I’ve watched her break glass ceilings, champion women and girls, and fight for human rights domestically and internationally. I celebrate her fierce passion, compassion and dedication.”
In 2007, Clinton began her first historic campaign for president, and won 18 million votes. In the 2008 general election, she campaigned for Barack Obama and Joe Biden, and in December, she was nominated by President-elect Obama to be Secretary of State.“When Hillary was Secretary of State, she accepted my invitation to speak at the first TEDWomen Conference in 2010. In the TEDTalk she gave that day, a talk viewed millions of times around the world, she spoke about a global imperative to remove all barriers to women and girls and their full participation in the political, economic, social and cultural lives of their communities and countries,” said Pat Mitchell, WMC’s board chair, founder and curator, and host of TEDWomen. “Providing opportunities for women and girls to reach their highest potential — and inspiring all of us to reach ours by working together to shape the paths to leadership for all women — has been her life’s work. I am deeply honored to pay tribute to my longtime friend and to express gratitude for her vision, courage, and her unwavering commitment.” 

Clinton is the author of six best-selling books, including her newest best seller: What Happened. She also wrote the groundbreaking book on children, It Takes A Village (1996) (released as a children’s book this fall); Dear Socks, Dear Buddy (1998); An Invitation to the White House (2000); her memoir, Living History (2003); and Hard Choices (2014.)Julie Burton, president of the Women’s Media Center, said: “At a time of political attacks on women’s equality, safety, bodily integrity, and educational and economic opportunity — and when the role of independent and honest media is being undermined at the highest level of government — our honorees represent trust, truth, and excellence. Whether in front of the camera or behind it, in traditional media or online, they tell the stories of our lives, and are champions of accuracy, empathy, and democracy for women in all our diversity. We are proud to celebrate them at the Women’s Media Awards.”

Lauren Embrey is the chair of the 2017 Women’s Media Awards and former board chair of the Women’s Media Center.Women’s Media Awards Co-chairs are Loreen Arbus, Abigail Disney, Jane Fonda, Mellody Hobson, Victoria Jackson, Pat Mitchell, Robin Morgan, Susan Pritzker, Bonnie Schaefer, Regina K. Scully, Gloria Steinem, and Mary and Steven Swig. Proceeds support the continuing work of the Women’s Media Center in advancing women and accuracy in the media.

Past WMC honorees include Luvvie Ajayi, Christiane Amanpour, Amma Asante, Laura Bates, Samantha Bee, Ursula Burns, Katie Couric, Sady Doyle, Mona Eltahawy, Sarah Hoye, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, Sheila C. Johnson, Maria Teresa Kumar, Laura Ling and Lisa Ling, Lara Logan, Pat Mitchell, Martha Nelson, Soledad O’Brien, Salma Hayek Pinault, Elianne Ramos, Joy Reid, Yanique Richards, Anita Sarkeesian, Regina K. Scully, Mary Thom (posthumously), Marlo Thomas, Barbara Walters, Padmasree Warrior, Lindy West, and Maggie Wilderotter.The Women’s Media Center was co-founded by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem, and works to make women visible and powerful in media. We train women leaders in media skills, make women experts available to the media through WMC SheSource, and conduct groundbreaking research and reporting on inclusiveness and accuracy in the media. We also feature women’s voices and stories on our award-winning radio broadcast and podcast, “Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan,” and in WMC Features, WMC Fbomb, WMC Speech Project and WMC Women Under Siege.To buy tickets, or to find more information about the 2017 Women’s Media Awards and our ongoing work, go to: www.womensmediacenter.com.last_img read more

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first_imgPathway to Paris gave voice to the urgent issue of climate change on Sunday night at Carnegie Hall, celebrating the launch of its 1,000 Cities initiative and the organization’s three years of environmental advocacy.Patti Smith and Flea perform on stage during Pathway To Paris Concert For Climate Action at Carnegie HallCredit/Copyright: Kevin Kane/Getty Images for UNDPFounded by Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon, Pathway to Paris orchestrated the event in partnership with the UN Development Programme and 350 org – bringing together a collection of artists, activists, academics, musicians, politicians, and innovators to shine a light on 1,000 Cities’ imperative mission, supported by a Care2 petition which invites the world’s cities to transition off of fossil fuels in a call to action.The evening opened with powerful speeches and performances by Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon, who curated the event, encapsulating the essence of Pathway to Paris. “Climate change is our unifying global concern,” stated Jesse Paris Smith. “It breaks down and defines the geographical borders and walls we have created. It unifies us all and urges us to realize our collective voice. Music is our universal language. The power of music brings us together, showing how truly interconnected we all are. The Earth is our home, and our home is in danger. The signs are loud and clear. There is no longer time for borders and walls. Our hope is that by the end of this night, you will all be climate leaders.”“We believe the solution lies within transforming our cities and communities,” added Foon, announcing the new 1,000 Cities initiative. “This evening, Pathway to Paris is launching the 1000 Cities initiative, an initiative to unite the world to move above and beyond the targets outlined in the Paris Agreement. Tonight we are inviting 1,000 cities around the world to become 100% renewable and transition off of fossil fuels by 2040 in order to make Paris real.”The evening’s attendees enjoyed many once-in-a-lifetime moments, including R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe covering “Sunday Morning” by Velvet Underground, Patti Smith’s retelling of Cat Stevens’ “Where Do the Children Play” and Joan Baez dancing with Talib Kweli, who was backed on the bass guitar by Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Concert-goers were also asked to participate in the concert, as Bill McKibben paused the show for 60 seconds to allow attendees to write letters to Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the EPA and Olafur Eliasson used Little Sun solar-energy lights (littlesun.com/shop) to orchestrate a breathtaking illumination of Carnegie Hall, before revealing that each light used would be sent to Puerto Rico to help those still lacking power following Hurricane Maria.Heralded by Patti Smith’s fierce cries of “it’s decreed the people rule,” the crowd ascended into a deafening chant as Stipe, Baez, Kweli, Cat Power, Tanya Tagaq, Tenzin Choegyal and the 3,000 people in attendance contributed their voices to “People Have the Power;” collectively reminding the world that we have “The power to dream, to rule, and to wrestle the world from fools.”The festivities continued late into the night as concert-goers, VIPs, and the evening’s talent gathered together in celebration. Guests included Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Edward Norton, Mario Batali, and Nick Zinner of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs.Celebrations for the concert kicked off with a cocktail party the night before, hosted by Journal Hotels at the Mondrian Park Avenue in Yours Truly, the subterranean nightclub. Party attendees were addressed by Patti Smith, accompanied by Pathway to Paris founders Rebecca Foon and Jesse Paris Smith, on the importance of its mission, and to thank everyone for joining the cause.last_img read more

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first_img Twitter Login/Register With: “Our three 2017 shortlist finalists are all remarkable artists with significant careers dedicated to the creation of solid bodies of work that demonstrate the excellence of contemporary Canadian photography,” said Edward Burtynsky, Chair of the Scotiabank Photography Award jury and internationally renowned Canadian photo artist. “We look forward to announcing the winner of this year’s Scotiabank Photography Award on May 9.”Scotiabank has a long-standing history of acknowledging the importance of photography in Canada and around the world through the Scotiabank Photography Award, as the sponsor of the CONTACT Photography Festival, and as Founding Partner of the Canadian Photography Institute – a global centre for excellence in photography at the National Gallery of Canada.The Scotiabank Photography Award Jury is composed of pre-eminent members of the Canadian arts community:Robert Enright, Professor and University Research Chair in Art Theory and Criticism, University of Guelph, Ontario, and Senior Contributing Editor Border Crossings Magazine, Winnipeg, ManitobaMarie J. Jean, Executive and Artistic Director, VOX centre de l’image contemporaineMark Lewis, ArtistThe winner of the 2017 Scotiabank Photography Award will receive a cash prize of $50,000, a major solo exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre, and a primary exhibition at the 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. In addition, Gerhard Steidl of Germany will publish and internationally distribute a book of the winner’s work. The two shortlisted artists will receive cash prizes of $10,000 each.The 2016 Scotiabank Photography Award winner, Suzy Lake, will have a solo Primary Exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre during the 2017 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and beyond, open to the public free of charge, from April 28 to August 13, 2017.The 2017 Scotiabank Photography Award winner will be announced on May 9, 2017, at the Ryerson Image Centre. For more information about the prize please visit www.scotiabank.com/photoawardAbout ScotiabankScotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 23 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 88,000 employees and assets of $887 billion (as at January 31, 2017), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Scotiabank proudly celebrates the creative vision of Canada’s most gifted photographers with the 2017 Scotiabank Photography Award shortlist finalists:Raymonde April, Montréal, QuébecDonigan Cumming, Montréal, QuébecShelley Niro, Brantford, OntarioKnown as one of Canada’s largest and most prestigious photography awards, the Scotiabank Photography Award recognizes the achievements of an established mid to later career artist and the outstanding contribution that he or she has made to contemporary art and photography in Canada.“The extraordinary 2017 finalists capture our imaginations, expose us to new ideas and enable us to see the world through a different lens,” said Barb Mason, Group Head and Chief Human Resources Officer at Scotiabank. “Scotiabank is proud to play a role in celebrating excellence in Canadian contemporary photography and to help to raise the international profile of Canadian artists.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Joining Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse in CARDINAL: BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS is an all-star supporting cast that includes Rya Kihlstedt (RAY DONOVAN), as Sharlene ‘Mama’ Winston; Aaron Ashmore (KILLJOYS) as Randall Wishart; Alex Ozerov (THE AMERICANS) as Jack; Sophia Lauchlin Hirt (THE ROMEO SECTION) as Nikki; Canadian Screen Award winner Nick Serino (Sleeping Giant) as Lemur; Tom Jackson (NORTH OF 60) as Lloyd Kreeger; Jennifer Podemski (BLACKSTONE) as Wendy Doucette; Susan Coyne (SLINGS AND ARROWS) as Susan Bell; and Devery Jacobs (THIS LIFE) as Sam Doucette.Returning cast members include Deborah Hay (The Anniversary) as Catherine Cardinal; Glen Gould (Rhymes for Young Ghouls) as Det. Jerry Commanda; Kristen Thomson (Away From Her) as Staff Sergeant Noelle Dyson; Stephen Ouimette as Dr. Frederick Bell; and Alanna Bale (PRIME RADICALS) as Kelly Cardinal.“We’re elated that production is starting on another cycle of CARDINAL and we know that our talented partners will deliver a  thrilling third season of this landmark Canadian series,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. “With a highly successful first season and having recently completed production on the second cycle, we can’t wait to deliver even more of this unforgettable series to Canadians.”“We are so excited to be starting production on CARDINAL: BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS,” said Jennifer Kawaja, Executive Producer.  “With our stellar cast, all-star crew and the continued support of our production partners at Bell Media and eOne, we’re looking forward to the most thrilling cycle of CARDINAL yet.”Season 1 of CARDINAL is streaming now on CraveTV.CARDINAL is produced by Sienna Films and eOne in association with CTV, with the financial participation of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, the Canada Media Fund, and the Cogeco Program Development Fund; and with the assistance of the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Super Écran has commissioned the series for French-language Canadian broadcast. eOne distributes the series worldwide.CARDINAL is adapted from the John Cardinal Mysteries series, a series of six bestselling crime novels written by Giles Blunt. Cycle 3 of CARDINAL is written by Patrick Tarr (SAVING HOPE), who also serves as an Executive Producer and Head Writer, with co-executive producer Noelle Carbone (SAVING HOPE, ROOKIE BLUE) and story editors Shannon Masters and Aaron Bala. Executive Producer Daniel Grou aka Podz (19-2) returns to direct all six episodes. The drama is executive produced by Sienna Films duo Julia Sereny and Jennifer Kawaja (RANSOM, COMBAT HOSPITAL). For eOne, Jocelyn Hamilton and Tecca Crosby serve as Executive Producers. For Bell Media, Michele McMahon is Production Executive; Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Original Programming; Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming; Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media. CARDINAL is distributed worldwide by eOne.Source: Numeris, Total Canada. 2016/17 Broadcast Year: Sep 19, 2016 – Aug 27, 2017. Twitter Login/Register With: TORONTO and MONTRÉAL – CTV and Super Écran, alongside producers Sienna Films and Entertainment One (eOne), announced today that production is underway on the third cycle of hit original drama CARDINAL, starring Golden Globe® nominee Billy Campbell (THE KILLING) and the multiple Genie Award-winning actress Karine Vanasse (REVENGE). Inspired by By the Time You Read This and Crime Machine, the fourth and fifth novels in the John Cardinal Mysteries series written by Ontario native and award-winning author Giles Blunt, the third season of the networks’ serialized drama is shooting six, hour-long episodes in North Bay, Ont. and Toronto.The first season of CARDINAL was the #1 new Canadian drama of the 2016/17 broadcast season, averaging 1.1 million total viewers weekly, and received an unprecedented two-cycle renewal. eOne has successfully licensed the series internationally with the first season of CARDINAL having aired in U.S., U.K., France, Spain, and Scandinavia, among other territories. The second season of CARDINAL recently wrapped production and is slated to premiere as part of CTV and Super Écran’s 2017/18 season.In the third season, entitled CARDINAL: BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS, the autumn season starts to shroud Algonquin Bay, but the glorious fall colours can’t hide the town’s most gruesome double murder for long. As Cardinal and Delorme’s detective work brings them precariously close to a doomsday cult with nothing to lose, Cardinal launches his own investigation into a case far more personal and dangerous. Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

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