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In the news today, Jan. 24


Six stories in the news for Wednesday, Jan. 24

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LIBERALS TO DELIVER CANADA POST REFORMS

The federal Liberals will spell out a long-term plan to reform Canada Post today, including a permanent freeze on converting home delivery to community mail boxes. But some 800,000 families who have already started walking down the street for their mail won't see door-to-door delivery restored.

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PM TRUDEAU CONTINUES DAVOS VISIT

NAFTA and investment in Canada are expected to be prime topics when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a roundtable discussion Wednesday with several U.S. business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The CEOs of Dow Chemical, UPS, Cargill, Qualcomm Inc., and Tyson Foods will among those around the table. Trudeau will also hold bilateral meetings with the heads of several other countries.

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METROLINX TARGETED BY CYBERATTACK

Ontario transit agency Metrolinx says it was the target of a cyberattack that originated in North Korea, but no personal information was compromised and systems that operate its trains and buses were not affected. Spokeswoman Anne Marie Aikins said Tuesday that the cyberattack happened recently, but would not give a date or what specifically was targeted because of security concerns.

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RCMP PROBING DATA BREACH AT BELL CANADA

The RCMP is investigating a data breach at Bell Canada that appears to have compromised customer names and email addresses, but no credit card or banking information. Bell Canada spokesman Nathan Gibson says "fewer than 100,000 customers were affected." Bell Canada has alerted customers who were affected, and told them additional security, authentication and identification requirements have been implemented.

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TEMPERS FLARE AT B.C. LIBERAL DEBATE

Party veterans clashed with newer faces Tuesday during a B.C. Liberal leadership debate in Vancouver. The six candidates are vying to replace former leader and premier Christy Clark. Backbencher Michael Lee called for a fresh face to lead the party, but was criticized by ex-cabinet minister Andrew Wilkinson for his lack of experience. A new leader will be crowned on Feb. 3.

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DELAYED NDP CAUCUS RETREAT TO BE HELD IN OTTAWA

Federal New Democrats have been forced to relocate a planned caucus retreat to Ottawa after poor weather scuttled the party's original plan to hold the meeting in Saguenay, Que. The three-day gathering was supposed to start in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean on Tuesday, but flights to the region were grounded by poor weather. The retreat will run through Thursday.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:

— The sixth round of NAFTA negotiations continues in Montreal through Monday.

— The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls holds community hearings in Yellowknife.

— The Bloc Quebecois begins a two-day caucus meeting. (9:30 a.m. at Hotel Chicoutimi, 460 Racine E.)

— Syncrude Canada to appear in court to face charges related to the deaths of blue herons at a mine site in 2015.

— Gov. Gen. Julie Payette will invest 48 recipients into the Order of Canada.

— Canada Post will unveil the Women of Winter Sports five-stamp issue, honouring six Canadian athletes.

— A funeral will be held for former Montreal Gazette reporter Red Fisher

The Canadian Press

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