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Liberal MP Will Amos helps out with sandbagging efforts on April 28 at the municipal garage at l’Île-du-Grand-Calumet in his riding of Pontiac, Que., which has been heavily affected by flooding in the National Capital Region this week. Photograph courtesy of William Amos’s Twitter
As the National Capital Region braces amid flooding, MPs joined volunteers, officials, and the Canadian Armed Forces in sandbagging in hopes more costly water damage can be avoided.
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A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.