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In the news today, May 23

In the news today, May 23

Four stories in the news for Thursday, May 23 ——— TRUDEAU TO EXONERATE CHIEF POUNDMAKER Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to visit a Saskatchewan First Nation today to exonerate a chief unjustly convicted of treason more than 130 years ago.
Futurist Martine Rothblatt sees a day when human and machine become one

Futurist Martine Rothblatt sees a day when human and machine become one

MONTREAL — It's reasonable to expect that in 50 years, humans will build their own identities the way computers download software, says futurist Martine Rothblatt.
Pipeline protester chimes in on prime minister's fundraising speech

Pipeline protester chimes in on prime minister's fundraising speech

VANCOUVER — An Indigenous protester opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion interrupted a speech by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a Liberal fundraiser on Wednesday.
Three women sue, alleging sexual assault by Correctional Service guard

Three women sue, alleging sexual assault by Correctional Service guard

OTTAWA — Three women who say they were sexually assaulted by a prison guard have launched a lawsuit against the federal correctional service.
Alberta throne speech followed by bill to repeal provincial carbon tax

Alberta throne speech followed by bill to repeal provincial carbon tax

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney put forward a bill Wednesday to kill the Alberta carbon tax — and he put Ottawa politicians on notice that if they try to backstop it with their own levy, he'll see them in court. "Promise made.
Mayor says northern Alberta town still under threat from nearby wildfire

Mayor says northern Alberta town still under threat from nearby wildfire

HIGH LEVEL, Alta. — The mayor of a northwestern Alberta town says the threat from a powerful wildfire burning three kilometres away has not passed and warns evacuees they could be out longer than expected.

Police in western Quebec investigate attacks on various public utilities

GATINEAU, Que. — Police forces in western Quebec are investigating a series of attacks on public utility installations and private business equipment that occurred over a one-month period earlier this spring.

Citizenship revocation figures for the last three years

OTTAWA — The federal government says it decides to strip someone's citizenship only when there is evidence it was obtained through false representation, fraud or knowingly concealing relevant circumstances.
Canada stripping citizenship from Chinese man over alleged marriage fraud

Canada stripping citizenship from Chinese man over alleged marriage fraud

OTTAWA — The federal government is taking the relatively rare step of revoking Canadian citizenship from a Chinese man because he allegedly got it through a bogus marriage.

Judge orders satirical website Journal de Mourreal to change name, pay $23K

MONTREAL — A judge has ruled a satirical publication dubbed the Journal de Mourreal will have to drop its name.