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VAN ATTACK ACCUSED DUE IN COURT
The man accused of killing 10 people and injuring 16 others in a van attack in Toronto last month is set to appear in court today, where it’s expected he’ll be charged with three new attempted murder charges. Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ont., allegedly drove a rental van down a busy sidewalk on April 23. He is already charged with 10 counts of first−degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder.
G7 SECURITY BOLSTERED BY 3,000 OFFICERS, DOGS
When G7 leaders gather in Quebec for their summit next month, they’ll be guarded by some 3,000 police officers and dozens of police dogs being flown in from across the country. The federal government plans to spend more than $2.2 million on the airlift. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his fellow G7 leaders will meet June 8−9 inside a high security zone in the town of La Malbaie.
MIXED RESULTS IN ROUND 2 OF ALERT TESTS
Mobile phones in Atlantic Canada buzzed and squealed as more tests were conducted on Canada’s new emergency alert system, but glitches appeared to continue in Western Canada, where some wireless subscribers got the test signals and others did not. The operators of the system said they were learning from the failed tests earlier this week in Ontario and Quebec, although they still could not say what caused problems in Ontario on Monday.
JAMES COMEY TO SPEAK IN TORONTO
Former U.S. FBI director James Comey visits Toronto today. Among other things, Comey will discuss his book, "A Higher Loyalty," at an event called Leaders and Icons. Comey will be interviewed by Canadian business executive Heather Reisman at today’s event. U.S. President Trump fired Comey last May, an act now under investigation for possible obstruction of justice.
WINNIPEG JETS SET FOR GAME 7
A nervous day lies ahead for fans of the Winnipeg Jets. The team is in Nashville to face the Predators tonight in the seventh and deciding game of their NHL Western semifinal. The loser goes home and the winner will move on to face the Vegas Golden Knights in the Conference final. Winnipeg had a chance to clinch in Monday’s Game 6, but fell 4−0 on home ice to send the series back to Nashville.
ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:
— Statistics Canada will release the new housing price index for March.
— A Commons committee will hear witnesses on the breach of personal data involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook.
— Gov. Gen. Julie Payette will invest 45 recipients into the Order of Canada during a ceremony in Ottawa.
— The National March for Life demonstration will be held in Ottawa.
The Canadian Press