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By spoonman
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The smallest province in Canada in terms of area and population, Prince Edward Island, held their provincial elections on Tuesday. The incumbent Premier, Wade MacLauchlan, lost his seat to a diary farmer whose sideline hobby is taking "glamour shots" of his cows.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Pr ... l_election

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-e ... -1.5109461

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-e ... -1.4871623
 
By spoonman
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2020 so far - please stop the world, I want to get off...

Canada shooting: Gunman kills at least 13 in rural Canada
A gunman who dressed as a policeman killed at least 13 people, including a female police officer, in the province of Nova Scotia, Canadian police say.

The 12-hour rampage ended in a car chase. The attacker is also dead.

Residents in the rural town of Portapique had been advised to lock themselves indoors after the attack began on Saturday.

Police earlier said the suspect was driving what appeared to be a police car.

The gunman shot people in several locations across Nova Scotia which meant authorities were still trying to establish the final death toll, police said on Sunday.

The police warned that there may be more victims.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52346447

It's the biggest mass murder incident in Canada since the 1989 École Polytechnique shooting in Montreal - for now. :disappointed:

EDIT (4.20am BST): 16 now confirmed killed, making it the biggest mass shooting in terms of deaths in Canadian history.
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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https://apnews.com/653eec910463a257ae139fdc3f80c878
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an immediate ban Friday on the sale and use of assault-style weapons in Canada, two weeks after a gunman killed 22 people in Nova Scotia.

“Canadians need more than thoughts and prayers,” Trudeau said.

He cited numerous mass shootings in the country, including the rampage that killed 22 in Nova Scotia April 18 and 19. He announced the ban of over 1,500 models and variants of assault-style firearms, including two guns used by the gunman as well as the AR-15 and other weapons that have been used in a number of mass shootings in the United States
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