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Crown Royal Strike

Picket lines have gone up at the Crown Royal whisky distillery in Gimli, Manitoba.

The workers voted 98 per cent on Friday night to reject the final offer from the company, Diageo Canada. Union president Jeff Traeger says wage increases, vacation time and health and welfare benefits were the sticking points in negotiations.

A spokesperson for Diageo says in an email it's disappointed with the strike, saying it believes the offer it made was a fair one.

Trudeau 60 Minutes 

C-B-S is describing its interview with Prime Minister Trudeau airing tonight on ``60 Minutes'' as a candid profile.

Host Lara Logan asked Trudeau what Canadians do not like about the U-S. He replied that Americans should pay more attention to the world, a comment that prompted Conservative M-P Jason Kenney to go on social media and call the remark ``regrettably smug.''

Trudeau will be in Washington later this week, and will be the guest at a state dinner at the White House.

 Assisted Dying and Mental Health 

Mental health experts are wondering how people with mental illnesses will be affected by any legislation on
doctor-assisted death.

Whether the mentally ill should be eligible to end their lives with a doctor's help is one of the most contentious issues in the assisted-death debate.

Last week, a parliamentary committee recommended that Canadians with psychiatric disorders should be included in any right-to-die regulations.

The head of the Canadian Psychiatric Association says people should not be treated differently because they have a mental illness, rather than a physical one.

But Doctor Sonu Gaind says his organization wants to ensure proper safeguards are in place to protect the vulnerable.

In a landmark decision last year, The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that those suffering ``grievous,'' incurable conditions should be able to end their lives.

It made no specific pronouncement about medically assisted dying for those with psychiatric illnesses.

Huge Snow Storm To Hit Newfoundland


Glad that this isn’t happening here.

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for much of Newfoundland.

Forecasters say Gander and some other areas could get up to 30cm of snow and winds of more than 100km an hour.

The storm forced Marine Atlantic to delay at least four of this weekend's ferry sailings between Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and North Sydney, Nova Scotia.


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