City police are investigating a case where a 19 year old woman was allegedly grabbed from behind and carried by 3 men to a porch where she was sexually assaulted. Investigators say the incident happened when the woman was walking Friday night near Aberdeen avenue and McGregor street. When the suspects finally took off, they took the woman’s jacket and purse. As a result of the assault, the victim did sustain multiple upper and lower body injuries.
A roadside bomb has claimed another Canadian soldier in Afghanistan. 24 year old Corporal Yannick Scherrer was killed by an I.E.D. while on foot patrol yesterday. His death brings to 155 the number of Canadian military members who’ve died so far on this Afghan mission.
Tributes are streaming in following the death of Canadian comic actor, Roger Abbott. A founding father of “The Royal Canadian Airfarce,” Abbot died this weekend at the age of 64 after battling leukemia for 14 years.
And the fight is on ! Prime Minister Harper insists that Canadians must elect a majority Conservative government when they go to the polls on May 2nd. Campaigning in B.C. yesterday, Harper said it is the only way to avoid what he claims would be a reckless coalition involving the Liberals, NDP, and Bloc Quebecois. In Montreal however, Liberal boss Michael Ignatieff said a coalition government would be out of the question.
More tense moments Sunday in northeast Japan where a strong earthquake prompted another tsunami warning for a part of the Japanese coast. The warning was soon lifted though, with no signs of major damage or injuries from either a wave or the quake. Meantime, at the nuclear plant crippled by the catastrophic March 11th quake, workers continue their struggle to restart the cooling systems, and get the plant under control.
On the campaign trail…..Prime Minister Harper says if Canadians vote for a majority Tory government, taxes will stay low. In Montreal yesterday, Liberal leader, Michael Ignatieff said their government would be more responsible than the Tories in handling the country’s finances. And today, NDP leader, Jack Layton, will be out looking for votes in the Regina area. A reminder in case you didn’t hear on the weekend, all Canadians will go the polls to cast their ballot, on May 2nd.
If you live in a rural area, you know that finding a doctor can be a tough task. Well now, you may have to add lawyers to that list as well. At a event organized by the Manitoba Bar Association this weekend, the crowd was told that the country is facing a generation of lawyers who are on the verge of retiring. And that, there are fewer and fewer new lawyers who want or will go to rural areas.
Want to tick the paparazzi off? Throw a party and don’t invite them. A British newspaper is reporting this morning that Prince William’s bachelor party has already happened…without a single camera in sight. Apparently the prince and about 20 friends attended the weekend party thrown by William’s brother, Harry, a country estate in eastern England. If true, it’ll disappoint the paparazzi who had hoped to capture the celebrations.
A Winnipeg lawyer will be the subject of a disciplinary hearing today on accusations he pressured a man to have sex with his wife, who later became a family court judge. Jack King will appear before the Law Society of Manitoba on a charge of professional misconduct. King is accused by former client, Alexander Chapman, of giving him naked photos of his wife, Lori Douglas, in 2003. Douglas was named a judge 2 years later.