Tuesday: Syrian refugees: Sponsor, Defrocked pastor, Detroit water and more


A Vancouver man named Ron Rosell has been trying for months to bring two Syrian refugee couples to Canada and now, finally, a break...Today, three Al Jazeera journalists began their seven-year prison sentences in Egypt and today their network called on Canada to join other countries to get them freed...Detroit cuts off the water to thousands of people who haven't paid their bills and hikes the rates as well.

Part One

Syrian refugees: Sponsor
Ottawa's program to bring in 1100 Syrians refugees through private sponsors has been short on results so far, but with the pressure mounting, one Vancouver sponsor gets a happy call.

Defrocked pastor
A pastor defrocked for presiding over his son's same sex marriage ceremony is reinstated

Detroit water
The City of Detroit tries to generate revenue by calling in debts on thousands unpaid water bills

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Part Two

Mohamed Fahmy update
One day after the sentencing of 3 of their journalists in Egypt, Al Jazeera pushes on for their freedom.

Maple leaf lawsuit
We hear the latest twist in a legal battle by prisoners who want the right to wear t-shirts with upside down maple leafs

For the Record: Manitoba sheep
A Manitoba farmer is pleading for help to get his suffering sheep to higher ground

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