Father of Quebec boxer David Lemieux among victims in Montreal shootings

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August 4, 2022


Key takeaways from the final Conservative leadership debate, the father of Quebec boxer David Lemieux is the among the victims of two fatal shootings, and China launches missiles near Taiwan as part of military exercises.

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Charest's future

After the third and final Conservative leadership debate, Jean Charest wouldn't say whether he plans to stick around if he loses the race to lead the party.

Key debate takeaways

Wednesday night's Conservative debate featured only three leadership hopefuls, and CTVNews.ca has what you need to know about their final pitches.

Fatal shootings

Montreal police believe one person was behind two separate shootings Tuesday night that claimed the lives of two men, including the father of Quebec boxer David Lemieux.

China strikes Taiwan

China launched "precision missile strikes" as part of military exercises in the Taiwan strait on Thursday, according to government officials. The move raises tensions in the region to their highest level in decades.

Military assistance

Canada's Defence Minister Anita Anand is expected to announce on Thursday that the Canadian Armed Forces will begin training Ukrainian soldiers in a third country. 


Judge Maya Guerra Gamble scolds conspiracy theorist Alex Jones during his defamation trial over lies he told about the Sandy Hook shooting.


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