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Jennifer Pinch, front right, who organized Jersey Day, which encourages people to wear a sports jersey, hockey or otherwise on Thursday in support of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team, poses for a photograph with friends Laura Westman, back left to right, Pamela Astles and Melynda Milligan, in Langley, B.C., on Wednesday April 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
April 12, 2018 - 4:38 AM

Six stories in the news for Thursday, April 12

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FUNERAL TODAY FOR FIRST OF 16 VICTIMS OF HUMBOLDT CRASH

A radio broadcaster in his first year as a play-by-play announcer for the Humboldt Broncos will be the first of the 16 victims of last Friday's crash in Saskatchewan to be laid to rest today. Tyler Bieber, 29, worked for Humboldt radio station CHBO and often travelled with the team. His funeral will be at the Humboldt arena where the Broncos played their home games.

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JERSEY DAY IN HONOUR OF CRASH VICTIMS

'We are all one team' is the message behind today's campaign to support victims of the Humboldt crash. A group of B.C. hockey moms is urging people to wear a sports jersey — hockey or otherwise — in support of the Saskatchewan community at the centre of the tragedy. Financial support for the victims and their families continues to grow. A GoFundMe campaign had surpassed $9.2 million by early today.

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PM TRUDEAU HEADS TO SUMMIT IN PERU

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is off to Peru today for a foreign tour that will see him attend two international summits over 10 days. The trip is seen as an opportunity for Trudeau to turn the page on his widely criticized recent trips to China and India — and to land some new trade partners. His first stop is Lima for the 8th Summit of the Americas before heads to Paris and London.

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MORNEAU, NOTLEY DISCUSS TRANS MOUNTAIN EXPANSION

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says Ottawa has promised specific action to try to break the impasse over the Trans Mountain pipeline, but federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau won't say exactly what measures are on the table. The two met in Toronto on Wednesday, and Notley said afterward that she left feeling "a little bit more convinced" that the federal government would take specific action soon, but declined to offer any details.

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DIAS: TALK OF IMPENDING NAFTA DEAL PREMATURE

Mexico's lead NAFTA negotiator recently said there was an 80 per cent chance of a revised NAFTA deal being finalized this month. But not so fast, says Canadian union leader Jerry Dias. The president of Unifor says any such talk is premature and that key issues around autos, labour standards and dispute-resolution rules haven't been resolved yet.

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SURVEY: HARASSMENT MORE COMMON THAN EXECS THINK

Sexual harassment is far more prevalent in Canadian workplaces than company executives would like to believe, according to a new report from the Human Resources Professionals Association. It says recent revelations of harassment in the political, media, entertainment and business sectors have exposed the "dark reality" that sexual harassment in the workplace is an "epidemic that has been allowed to persist."

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ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY ...

— Sentencing arguments continue in Quebec City for mosque gunman Alexandre Bissonnette.

— Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will attend a fundraising dinner with Malala Yousafzai in support of girls' education.

— Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, will speak to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.

— United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney to speak at an Edmonton rally supporting pipelines.

— Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor co-hosts a town hall meeting in Iqaluit to discuss cannabis.

— Justice For Janitors will hold a news conference, rally and information picket in Halifax.

— Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc. will release second-quarter results after markets close.

— Statistics Canada will release the new housing price index for February and job vacancies for the fourth quarter.

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