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No-strike hooky, Mike Tyson and travelling with your pet; In-The-News for Oct. 8

No-strike hooky, Mike Tyson and travelling with your pet; In-The-News for Oct. 8

In-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 8. What we are watching in Canada ...

Climate protesters shut down bridges in Canadian cities as part of global action

Protesters shut down traffic on major bridges across Canada on Monday as part of an international movement meant to galvanize governments into taking more urgent action against climate change.
More details needed in Manitoba response to Tina Fontaine report: advocate

More details needed in Manitoba response to Tina Fontaine report: advocate

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's advocate for youth says a lot more needs to be done if the government is to save children in care from the grim reality of an Indigenous teenage girl whose body was found in a river.
Trudeau targeted in English leaders' debate

Trudeau targeted in English leaders' debate

OTTAWA — The only English-language debate to feature all six federal party leaders devolved Monday into crosstalk and mudslinging as the leaders tried to break the impasse in voting intentions that has persisted through three weeks of campaigning.
Climate protesters shut down bridges in Canadian cities as part of global action

Climate protesters shut down bridges in Canadian cities as part of global action

Protesters shut down traffic on major bridges across Canada on Monday as part of an international movement meant to galvanize governments into taking more urgent action against climate change.

B.C. premier confident former minister can 'clear the air' in RCMP investigation

VICTORIA — A British Columbia cabinet minister who abruptly resigned last week says she has not been contacted by the RCMP and remains in the dark about the allegations that led to a criminal investigation of her conduct.
Undercover police officer says accused admitted details of Edmonton attack

Undercover police officer says accused admitted details of Edmonton attack

EDMONTON — An undercover officer says a man accused of stabbing a constable and striking four pedestrians with a cube van in September 2017 detailed the attack while in a holding cell the next morning.
Manitoba's government wants to put off court challenge over wage freeze

Manitoba's government wants to put off court challenge over wage freeze

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is asking a judge to shelve a court challenge launched by unions representing 110,000 workers over the province's public-sector wage freeze.

B.C. man pleads not guilty in stabbing death of girl at high school

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — A man accused of killing a 13-year-old student and wounding another in a British Columbia high school got a hunting knife from a sporting goods store about two hours before the attacks, a Crown prosecutor said Monday.
Montreal cops promise action after report finds systemic bias against minorities

Montreal cops promise action after report finds systemic bias against minorities

MONTREAL — An independent report released Monday has found evidence that Montreal police show "systemic bias" in conducting street checks, with people from certain racialized groups much more likely than others to be stopped.