Five stories in the news today, Sept. 4 from The Canadian Press:
SUPREME COURT TO HAND DOWN RULING TODAY
A group of Ecuadorian villagers will find out today if they can use the Canadian courts to sue Chevron. The Supreme Court of Canada will rule today on a challenge from Chevron of a lower court ruling that said the villagers could seek damages in the Canadian courts. The villagers are seeking billions in damages for environmental contamination.
TWEED MARIJUANA ACQUIRES MEDCANNACCESS
Tweed Marijuana Inc. (TSXV:TWD) has agreed to buy MedCannAccess in an all-stock deal that will allow the medical marijuana producer to connect with its clients face-to-face via three community access centres in Ontario. Tweed will also acquire from MedCannAccess a 33 per cent stake in CannScience Innovations Inc., a health science research company based out of the MaRS Centre in Toronto that is working with marijuana extracts to provide precise, standardized doses of medicinal cannabis.
POLICE AND POLITICS: A GREY LEGAL AREA
The uproar this week over a police inspector's role in an online video endorsing the Newfoundland and Labrador premier is raising questions about rights and acceptable restrictions.Premier Paul Davis, a former police constable, at first defended the appearance of Insp. Todd Barron. The series of testimonials from supporters — interspersed with cuts of Davis jogging and making phone calls — included Barron describing Davis as a tenacious "normal guy doing an important job."
ALBERTA BYELECTION VICTORY GOES TO WILDROSE
Moments after messing up the NDP's momentum with a provincial byelection win in Calgary on Thursday night, the Opposition Wildrose encouraged its members to readjust their sights to the federal vote and a victory for Conservative Leader Stephen Harper.Wildrose Leader Brian Jean, a former Conservative MP under Harper, told party supporters to take a short breather before getting back to the campaign grind.
PC LEADER PATRICK BROWN WINS ONTARIO BYELECTION
Ontario's Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown sailed to an easy victory in a provincial byelection Thursday, ensuring he will have a seat in the legislature when it resumes in a little over a week. Brown, formerly a Conservative MP in nearby Barrie, won the party leadership in May. He resigned his federal seat but spent the last few weeks of the legislative session as a leader sidelined without a seat in the house.
The Canadian Press