Economists expect a rebound in Canada’s August jobs numbers today after a sharp drop the previous month. July’s numbers showed a net loss of 31,200 jobs, the worst loss of full-time work since 2011. Some economists say there were some anomolies in the data and expects to see an improvement for August.
Search and Rescue officials have now handed over efforts to find two missing fishermen off Newfoundland to the RCMP. The two men were part of a crew of four aboard a vessel that capsized Tuesday night near Cape Spear. The bodies of two of the men were recovered the following morning. The Transportation Safety Board is now looking into what led to the tragedy.
Battle lines are being drawn between Liberals and Conservatives as the government prepares to deploy hundreds of Canadian troops to an as-yet-unannounced United Nations peacekeeping mission in Africa. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says this is “part of what it means to be Canada.” Some Tories, however, accuse the Liberals of being more interested in trying to win a UN Security Council seat than actually participating in a mission.
Conservative leadership candidate Tony Clement says he will propose enhanced security screening for immigrants — but not a values test — as part of a broader plan for countering the threat of terrorism. His comment flows from leadership rival Kellie Leitch’s call to vet immigrants and refugees for their views on what she calls anti-Canadian values. Clement says Leitch’s “trial balloon” is not the right approach.
The owners of a Star Trek museum are moving their enterprise out of Vulcan, Alta., to nearby Drumheller. Devan Daniels and Michael Mangold say their Trekcetera Museum just isn’t getting enough business in the tiny town which has tried to capitalize on having the same name as the home planet of Mr. Spock. In Drumheller, they hope the museum can live long and prosper.
ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:
— Sentencing arguments in Montreal for Richard Henry Bain, who was convicted in Quebec’s election-night shooting in 2012.
— Canadian Blood Services will release 10 years of data on organ donation and transplantation.
— Jason Kenney speaks at the Economic Club of Canada in Calgary about his efforts to unite the right in Alberta.
— Hydro-Quebec and Ski-Doo and Sea-Doo maker BRP Inc. will release their second-quarter results.