Five stories in the news for Friday, Jan. 11
FORMER MLA IN ALBERTA COURT ON SEX CHARGES
The case of a former Alberta politician accused of sex charges involving a minor is scheduled to be in Red Deer, Alta., court today. Don MacIntyre, who is 63, resigned in February of last year after he was charged with sexual assault and sexual interference. He had represented the central Alberta seat of Innisfail-Sylvan Lake for the United Conservative Party. MacIntyre was first elected in 2015 for the Wildrose Party, which merged with the Progressive Conservatives in 2017. He was the party’s critic for electricity and renewables.
TOP COURT TO RULE ON EXPAT VOTING RIGHTS
Canada’s top court will decide today on the validity of a now-repealed law that barred long-term Canadian expats from voting. Two Canadians living in the U.S. launched the challenge to part of the Canada Elections Act. The act said those who lived