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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.
Parties shop for housing ideas for platforms with issue high on voters' lists

Parties shop for housing ideas for platforms with issue high on voters' lists

OTTAWA — Federal parties are preparing to chase voters with ideas for dealing with what a new survey suggests is a major concern across the country: Housing affordability.
Clean energy one of Canada's fastest growing industries

Clean energy one of Canada's fastest growing industries

OTTAWA — Canada's clean-energy sector says it's growing faster than the economy as a whole and is rivalling some better-known industries for jobs.
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.

Ottawa will implement Senate proposals to strengthen accessibility law: minister

Canada's accessibility minister says the government will be acting on the Senate's proposed recommendations to strengthen the country's first piece of accessibility legislation for people with disabilities.
Trudeau in Saskatchewan to exonerate Chief Poundmaker of treason

Trudeau in Saskatchewan to exonerate Chief Poundmaker of treason

CUT KNIFE, Sask. — 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.

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.