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5. Habs hope for improvement
The Montreal Canadiens will try to bounce back from a devastating loss in Game 1 of their conference final Saturday afternoon. Montreal will host the Rangers tonight at 8:00. It’s still not clear if Carey Price will be in goal for the Canadiens. He has a knee injury and yesterday coach Michel Therrien would not say whether he will be the starting goalie. The Rangers attended the funeral of Martin St. Louis’ mother yesterday in Laval. Chicago beat L.A. 3-1 in Game 1 of the Western Conference final. And Mike Weir finished second in the Byron Nelson Championship yesterday, his first top 25 finish since 2010.
4. Royalty arrives
The future King has arrived in Canada. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla arrived in Nova Scotia yesterday for the beginning of their tour. They were greeted by the premier of Nova Scotia and federal justice minister Peter MacKay. Charles was sworn into the Queen’s Privy Council of Canada by the Governor-General in a private ceremony. The royal couple will participate in almost 40 events over the course of their four-day visit. They will be in PEI tomorrow. The trip will wrap up in Winnipeg on Wednesday, when Charles and Camilla will meet Prime Minister Harper.
3. RCMP corruption reports
An internal RCMP study says there were 322 incidents of corruption within the police force over an 11-year period. The study was conducted in 2007 and covered a period from 1995 to 2005 but it was released to the Canadian Press only recently under the Access to Information Act. Among the examples of corruption were improperly giving out police information, like sharing confidential information from a police database to family and friends or in some cases known criminals. There were cases of fraud involving doctored expense claims and abuse of government credit cards. And in some cases tickets were fixed or evidence was falsified by RCMP officers. There were 12 incidents involving organized crime.
2. Trudeau in deeper hot water
It appears Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is in trouble with the Roman Catholic Church over his position on abortion. Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast circulated a letter to local priests and asked them to make it available to their parishioners yesterday. The letter says, “The position of the Catholic Church in favour of life at all stages is clear and unchanging. One may not dissent from these core teachings on life issues and be considered a Catholic in good standing.” Trudeau has said that all future Liberal MPs will have to support a woman’s right to choose or they are not welcome in the party. The archbishop of Toronto sent him a letter asking him to reconsider his position. And the Liberal Leader has maintained that he remains a Roman Catholic despite his policy stance on the issue.
1. Election trail
Tim Hudak says there will be a full judicial inquiry into the gas plants scandal if he’s elected premier. The Progressive Conservative leader campaigned yesterday at the site of one of the two plants that was cancelled by the Liberal government during the last election campaign. Kathleen Wynne said that since she became premier last year, she has ensured that records are kept and disclosed to government committee. She said yesterday, “The important thing is that having recognized that there were mistakes made, that there were decisions that should have been made, I’ve made changes. I’ve changed the way we work with communities to site those large pieces of energy infrastructure, I’ve changed the rules around documents being retained or not, I’ve changed the rules around political staff working with private sector.”
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