In the news today, May 24

By Canadian Press
May 24, 2018 - 5:12am

Six stories in the news for Thursday, May 24



The federal government has blocked the proposed $1.5-billion takeover of the Aecon Group construction firm by a Chinese state-owned company for reasons of national security. China's embassy in Ottawa responded to.....

Study on health impact of mercury contamination in Grassy Narrows to be released

By Canadian Press
May 24, 2018 - 2:00am

TORONTO — Grassy Narrows First Nation is to release a study today on health impacts in the northern Ontario community linked to eating mercury-contaminated fish.

It says the report includes recommendations for government actions to support improving health and well-being in the Indigenous community.

Mercury contamination has plagued.....

Government leaving door open to sending spare military helicopters to Mali

By Canadian Press
May 24, 2018 - 2:00am

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is keeping the door open to sending more helicopters to Mali to ensure the Canadian Forces can provide round-the-clock medical evacuations in what is expected to be a harsh operating environment.

Canada is preparing to send two Chinook transport helicopters and four armed Griffon.....

NDP, Tories tied at 37 per cent support, new poll suggests; Liberals trail at 21

By Canadian Press
May 24, 2018 - 2:00am

TORONTO — The New Democrats have the same 37 per cent voter support as the Progressive Conservatives even though most people believe the Tories will win the Ontario election come June 7, a new poll suggests.

According to the Leger poll being released Thursday, the struggling Liberals trail with.....

Trump launches probe into auto imports, possible tariffs

By Canadian Press
May 23, 2018 - 8:39pm

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers and auto workers would be.....