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Tory leadership poll. How families are coping with inflation: In the news of Aug. 10

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Pierre Poilievre, Conservative Party leadership candidate, attends a party barbecue in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, July 9, 2022.
Conservative Party leader candidate Pierre Polivre attended a party in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday. attend a barbecue. July 9, 2022. Photo by Jeff McIntosh /The Canadian Press

In The News kickstarts your day Canadian Press stories designed to. On the morning of August 10th, here's what our editors are looking at …

What we're seeing in Canada …

Ontario MP Pierre Polivre remains the frontrunner to be the next Conservative Party leader, but he trails his opponent Jean Charest in overall Canadian support.

A new Leger poll, conducted in partnership with the Canadian Research Association, suggests that 44% of his Conservative voters believe his Poilievre will be the best party leader. there is His biggest rival, former Quebec Premier Jean Charest, has 17% support.

Of his Conservative Party members, 22% said they did not know which of the five candidates would be the best leader, while 8% said none of them would.

Of the remaining candidates, Ontario MP Leslyn Lewis is 6 percent, Ontario MP Scott Ichison is 2 percent, and former Ontario politician Roman Beaver is 1 percent. received the support of

This comes after Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown was banned from the contest last month by the Leadership Organizing Committee over allegations of breaking and potentially violating party rules. It's the first vote Leger has done since. federal election law.

In his Leger poll in June, among Conservatives he had 44% support for Poilievre, 14% support for Charest and 4% support for Brown. A poll in August showed Charest's figure up three points, while Polivre's figure remained unchanged.

A poll found that 22% of Canadians considered Charest the best choice for Conservative leader, while Polivre was backed by 16% of him.

About one in seven Canadians surveyed said he would be more likely to vote Conservative if Mr Polivre won the next election.

But more than one in four of his pollees said Mr Polivre's victory would make them less likely to vote Conservative. , one in five of him voted for Mr. Charest.

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Canadian families are suffering the highest inflation in almost 40 years.

Rising costs will hit low-income Canadians hardest, but as costs rise, it becomes increasingly difficult to feed a large family, experts say.

Myron Genyk, his 43-year-old father of three, didn't think much about food prices a year ago.

But he says he is now suffering from the shock of stickering him at the grocery store.

"No. 1 is more food," says his Genyk, an entrepreneur from Mississauga, Ontario. "My kids are growing, so they're eating more, but food prices are skyrocketing."

Say you spend more money than that.

He said rising costs are directly affecting how much money can be saved for retirement.

Some families are under pressure financially as they support not only children but also aging parents.

What we see in the United States …

Four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico The ambush killings shook the community, but officials said they were flooded with information, including information that led to the arrest of a local Muslim man from Afghanistan who knew the victims. rice field.

Muhammad Said, 51, was arrested Monday after traffic stopped more than 100 miles (100 miles) from his home in Albuquerque. He has been charged with murdering two of his victims and has been identified as the prime suspect in two of his other murders, officials announced Tuesday.

The Muslim community breathes an "incredible sigh of relief," said Ahmad Asedo, president of the Islamic Center in New Mexico. "My life was turned upside down."

Following the first murder last November, three more murders occurred between July 26 and he August 5. .

Police Chief Harold Medina said it was not yet clear whether these deaths should be classified as hate crimes or as hate crimes. serial killer or both.

Police said Syed was originally from Afghanistan and had lived in the United States for about five years.

A police statement said, "The perpetrators had some knowledge of the victim and it is possible that a relationship conflict led to the shooting," but investigators still believe they We are working to identify how we crossed paths.

Prosecutors plan to file murder charges in state court and are considering adding a federal lawsuit, officials said.

What we are seeing in the rest of the world…

Beijing — China on Wednesday Use military force to take control of an autonomous Taiwan at a time when Chinese military exercises that reaffirm the threat have raised tensions between the two sides to their highest level in years.

The statement issued by the Cabinet's Taiwan Secretariat and its News Division follows nearly a week of missile launches and incursions into Taiwan's waters and airspace by Chinese warships and air force aircraft.

This action disrupted flights and transportation in a region critical to global supply chains and sparked strong condemnation from the United States, Japan and others.

The English version of China's statement said that Beijing would "approach with the utmost sincerity and make every possible effort to achieve peaceful reunification."

"However, we do not intend to renounce the use of force and reserve the option to take all necessary measures. to prevent the activities of

"We are always ready to respond to any outside interference or radical action by the Separatists with force or any other necessary means. Our ultimate goal. The goal is to ensure China's prospects for peaceful reunification and move this process forward."

Taiwan says such visits were routine and that China simply used it as a pretext to step up its threats.

In an additional response to Mr Pelosi's visit, China has cut off dialogue with Taiwan's main military and political backer, the United States, on issues ranging from maritime security to climate change. said there is.

On Tuesday, Taiwan's foreign minister warned that China's military exercises reflected its ambitions to control vast swaths of the western Pacific, while Taipei prepared to defend itself. We conducted our own exercises to emphasize that

this day in 1876…

Alexander his Graham his bell his assistant from his home in Brantford I made my first long distance call to Located 13 kilometers away in Paris, Ontario. The call was preceded by the first call between Bell and his uncle, from one building to another. The world's first definitive test of telephony was one-way transmission. Born in Scotland and spent most of his life in Canada, Bell is considered one of the greatest inventors of the 19th and his 20th centuries. Bell also worked on photoelectric cells, iron lungs, seawater desalination, phonographs, and attempted to breed Superhis race of sheep in Baddeck, New South Wales.

IN ENTERTAINMENT…

LOS ANGELES — Anne Heche hospitalized on ventilator to help her breathe Continuing to do so, Tuesday's surgery came four days after the actor was injured in a flaming car accident.

"Immediately after the accident, Ann lost consciousness, fell into a coma and was in critical condition," spokeswoman Heather Duffy Boylston said in an email. "She has severe lung injuries requiring a respirator and burns requiring surgical intervention."

Lung means having to do with lungs. No further details were provided by Heche's friend and podcast partner Daffy Boylston.

On August 5, Heche's car smashed into a home in his Vista area on the west side of Los Angeles. Flames erupted and Heche, who was alone in the car, was pulled out of the vehicle embedded in the house by firefighters. It took him more than an hour for nearly 60 firefighters to put out the blaze, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Ohio native Heche first rose to fame with the NBC soap opera Another World from 1987 to 1991, winning a Daytime Emmy Award.

Her film career began in her late 1990s, with Heche playing opposing stars such as Johnny Depp ("Donny Brasco") and Harrison Ford ("Six Days of Seven Nights").

In her 2001 memoir, Call Me Crazy, Heche recounts her lifelong struggle with mental health and her childhood abuse.

She was married to camera her operator Coleman Laffoon from 2001 until she was 2009. A son was born to them. She had another son during her relationship with actor James Tupper, who she co-starred in the TV series Men In Trees.

Heche has worked consistently in small-scale films, Broadway, and TV shows over the past two decades. She recently had a recurring role on the network her series 'Chicago P.D.' She was a contestant on 'All Rise' and, in 2020, 'Dancing With the Stars'.

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A woman accused of faking the deaths of herself and her son left Saskatoon, she said, fearing for her safety.

Dawn, 48, and her Marie Walker are held at the Multnomah County Detention Center in Oregon.

She was arrested in Oregon on Friday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and charged with two counts of entering the country with her 7-year-old son on suspicion of using a fake ID. indicted. The boy was then returned to Canada.

"Before us, so many women and children had to flee for their lives to protect their children," Walker said in a statement provided to the Canadian Press. said inside.

In her statement, Walker failed Saskatchewan's justice system because she "did nothing" after reporting her domestic violence to police and child protection authorities. she said.

She said she witnessed something with her son that scared her to the core and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. She said more information will come to light in due course.

"I apologize to anyone I have hurt," said Walker. "I had no choice. No one was listening to me. I loved my son...a lot. He was my only child and I would do anything for him."

For the past two weeks, the RCMP and Saskatoon Police have been investigating the disappearance as a missing person. Walker's pickup her truck was found along with some of her belongings in a park south of Saskatoon. Some people worried that Walker and her son drowned in the South Saskatchewan River.

On Monday, Saskatoon Police announced they were working to extradite Walker to Canada. Walker has been charged with her public indecency and the kidnapping of a child in violation of her protection order. Deputy Chief Randy Houseman said domestic violence allegations may or may not affect Walker's investigation.

This Canadian Press report was first published on August 10, 2022.

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