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A true blue brawl and blue jeans in the deep blue; In The News for June 18

A true blue brawl and blue jeans in the deep blue; In The News for June 18

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 June 18 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Forever in blue jeans? Cotton fibres, microplastics pervade Eastern Arctic

Forever in blue jeans? Cotton fibres, microplastics pervade Eastern Arctic

Chelsea Rochman wasn't surprised when her research cruise through Canada's Eastern Arctic showed tiny plastic shards and other human debris in nearly every bucket she hauled aboard. What puzzled her was the colour.

Toronto plastic surgeon known as 'Dr. 6ix' accused of breaching patients' privacy

TORONTO — A Toronto plastic surgeon is facing a disciplinary charge on allegations that he filmed thousands of patients at his clinic, including while they were fully or partially naked, without proper notification or consent. Dr.
Trudeau government passes confidence test with support from New Democrats

Trudeau government passes confidence test with support from New Democrats

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government avoided defeat with help from the NDP on Wednesday as the two joined forces to pass a multibillion-dollar spending bill in the House of Commons and avert a summer election.
Panel says Alberta should consider ditching CPP, RCMP; Kenney considers options

Panel says Alberta should consider ditching CPP, RCMP; Kenney considers options

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he will call a referendum on pushing Ottawa for a better deal on equalization payments as well as explore the province cutting ties with the RCMP and leaving the Canada Pension Plan.

DFO rolls out funds for fish and seafood sector in response to COVID-19

DARTMOUTH, N.S. — The federal government will soon start taking applications for funding to help the Canadian fish and seafood sector cope with the impacts of COVID-19.
Singh removed from Commons after calling BQ MP racist over blocked RCMP motion

Singh removed from Commons after calling BQ MP racist over blocked RCMP motion

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh did not yield Wednesday after being barred from the House of Commons for calling a Bloc Quebecois MP racist when he blocked a New Democrat motion on RCMP discrimination.
Canada loses bid for seat on the United Nations Security Council on first vote

Canada loses bid for seat on the United Nations Security Council on first vote

OTTAWA — Canada was humbled on the world stage Wednesday when it failed to secure a seat on the United Nations Security Council, losing to Norway and Ireland on the first ballot.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:36 p.m. on June 17, 2020: There are 99,853 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
N.S. shooting victims' families seek to sue RCMP, province over response

N.S. shooting victims' families seek to sue RCMP, province over response

HALIFAX — Family members of those killed during the mass shooting in central Nova Scotia in April are seeking to launch a class action against the RCMP and the province, arguing police failed to adequately protect and inform the public during the att