Alberta says oil cuts could be days away to avoid economic crisis

Alberta’s government could start cutting oil production to bring prices back up.
Rachel Notley told CTV News she’s been considering the move for over a month, but as the price of oil slips to $14 a barrel it may be time to take action. Notley says the decision could come very soon. She also recently announced plans to buy more rail cars to get more crude to market.

Climate change effects blamed in death of thousands of Canadians, experts warn more to come

Climate change may have been a factor in the death of 7,000 Canadians in 2015.
A new report claims the deaths were caused by constant exposure to air pollution. Researchers say the worst is yet to come in Canada. This includes more heat-related death, higher spread of diseases and illnesses and more Canadians affected by respiratory issues.

USMCA signing likely overshadowed by other global issues at G20 summit

Justin Trudeau is in Argentina today for the G20 summit.
The PM is expected to sign off on the new USMCA trade deal in North America tomorrow. Although reports suggest the signing may be overshadowed by other global issues including US-China trade tensions, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and the murder of a US journalist in Saudi Arabia.

Ukraine puts out call for help from NATO allies 

Ukrainian officials are asking for help from NATO allies to protect them from Russia.
The move comes after Russian forces seized Ukrainian naval vessels over the weekend. Russia has also built up its military forces in Crimea since the incident. Russian leader Vladimir Putin is accusing Ukraine’s President of trying to build more tension between the two countries.

RCMP review committee warns backlog is holding up disciplinary reviews

An RCMP watchdog says it’s swamped with casework.
CBC news reports the external review committee, which deals with complaints and disciplinary issues within the police force, says it can no longer keep up with the amount of work coming in. The backlog means many Mounties are left waiting to find out their fate.