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(Broncos-Deportation-Hearing) (Audio: 031)

A lawyer for the truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash says he expects a deportation hearing today to be short because the rules are clear with little flexibility.

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu (JASS'-kihr-at SING' sih-DOO') was sentenced to eight years in prison for the 2018 crash and was granted full parole last year.

A criminal conviction that carries a sentence of more than six months makes a permanent resident ineligible to remain in Canada.

Lawyer Michael Greene says Sidhu will likely be allowed to stay in Canada until the permanent resident application is dealt with. (4)


(Grocery-Competition-Probe) (Audio: 050)

A pair of major grocery companies have found themselves in the sights of Canada's Competition Bureau for allegedly using so-called "property controls" to stifle competition.

The bureau says both Loblaw Companies and Empire -- parent companies to Loblaws and Sobeys respectively -- are the subject of recently launched investigations.

The commissioner claims the controls that the grocery giants have baked into lease agreements are designed to restrict other potential tenants and their activities and are hampering competition in the grocery market. (4)


(Pickton-Justice-Denied) (Audio: 032)

With serial killer Robert Pickton still in a coma following a prison attack, one victim's advocate says she -- and others like her -- will remain focused on getting justice for the women he murdered.

Angela Marie MacDougall, executive director of Battered Women's Support Services, says the fight for justice includes a legal application opposing an R-C-M-P bid to destroy about 14-thousand pieces of evidence collected in the Pickton investigation.

She says it is an upsetting move for the Mounties to even contemplate, knowing the impact of the case. (4)



Last year was not kind to Canada Post.

The Crown corporation experienced a massive financial loss -- some 750-million-dollars -- thanks in large part to an equally massive change in the way Canadians use the service.

Officials say households received seven letters a week on average in 2006, but only two per week last year, though its charter still requires daily rounds to every address.

The federal minister responsible for Canada Post says the government is considering amending legislation that currently mandates daily mail delivery, among other measures. (4)



Britain's lawmakers will leave Parliament today for the last time before an election is held in six weeks.

Parliament will be prorogued, or formally suspended, in a ceremony featuring hat-doffing, lords in ermine-trimmed robes and commands in Norman French.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's surprise decision to call a summer election means that some key pieces of legislation will have to be abandoned.

They include his flagship plan to ban tobacco sales to future generations. (4)


(ENT-MUSIC-Lightfoot-Tribute) (Audio: 013)

More than a dozen Canadian acts came together in tribute to legendary singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot.

The celebration last night at Toronto's Massey Hall put the spotlight on Lightfoot's life and legacy.

It was a moment that Oji-Cree singer Aysanabee says was fitting for such an influential musician.

Aysanabee was joined on stage by some other familiar names, including Burton Cummings, Murray McLauchlan and Allison Russell. (4)


(NewsWatch by Rob Westgate)

The Canadian Press