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A Cirque du Soleil aerialist died throughout a present in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday evening after he fell greater than three metres to the stage whereas performing an aerial straps quantity.

The corporate issued a press release Sunday afternoon, saying that the performer —Yann Arnaud — was transported to a close-by hospital the place he died of his accidents.

“All the Cirque du Soleil household is in shock and devastated by this tragedy,” mentioned Daniel Lamarre, president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Leisure Group, within the assertion.

“Yann had been with us for over 15 years and was liked by all who had the prospect to know him. Over the approaching days and weeks, our focus will likely be on supporting Yann’s household and our workers, particularly the Volta crew, as we undergo these tough instances collectively.”

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Arnaud was performing the aerial strap act in Tampa when he fell. (YouTube)

Lamarre instructed CBC Information that Arnaud, initially from France, leaves behind a spouse and two younger daughters.

The remaining two Volta reveals scheduled in Tampa have been cancelled.

Lamarre mentioned that he received a name in the midst of the evening and took the primary flight out of Montreal to Tampa on Sunday.

“As quickly as I heard the information, I wished to be right here to help the crew,” he instructed CBC Information.

He mentioned the tight-knit group is in mourning.

“Yann was considered one of our most skilled artists within the troupe,” he mentioned. “He was an amazing artist, an amazing performer.”

He added that he does not consider there was an tools failure however that it is too early to say for certain.

“For me, one accident like that is too many,” he mentioned.

Cirque du Soleil is collaborating with the native authorities as they give the impression of being into the accident and is additionally conducting an inside investigation.

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The Volta present has been touring throughout Canada and america since final yr. (Radio-Canada)

This is not the primary accident in current reminiscence for Cirque du Soleil’s Volta present.

In August 2017, a present in Gatineau, Que., was stopped briefly when a performer fell.

The parkour specialist fell from a set piece and appeared to injure his head and again, in accordance to a Cirque du Soleil spokesperson.

The present was stopped briefly to permit medical employees to evaluate the person, and he was ultimately in a position to stand up and stroll on his personal. He didn’t have to be taken to hospital.

In 2016, three incidents occurred in the identical week in varied Cirque productions. Considered one of them, involving the son of a Cirque du Soleil founder, was deadly.

Canadian officers are as soon as once more disputing U.S. President Donald Trump’s declare that his nation runs a commerce deficit with its neighbour to the north.

Trump boasted in a fundraising speech in Missouri on Wednesday that he made up figures concerning the supposed commerce deficit in a gathering with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in keeping with a recording of the feedback obtained by the Washington Publish.

Trump says on the recording that after Trudeau instructed him the U.S. doesn’t have a commerce deficit with Canada, he replied, “Mistaken, Justin, you do” — then provides, “I did not even know … I had no concept.”

The president stated he then despatched a employees member to double-check the declare.

“Properly, sir, you are really proper,” Trump says within the recording. “We’ve no deficit however that does not embrace power and timber and if you do, we lose $ 17 billion a 12 months. It is unbelievable.”

Trump doubled down on the commerce deficit declare on Twitter Thursday morning.

“We do have a commerce deficit with Canada, as we do with virtually all international locations,” he stated. “They do. They virtually all do and that is how I do know!”

A spokesperson for International Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland disputed Trump’s commerce tally.

“Canada and america have a balanced and mutually helpful buying and selling relationship. Based on their very own statistics, the U.S. runs a commerce surplus with Canada,” spokesperson Adam Austen stated.

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The Workplace of the U.S. Commerce Consultant confirms that “the U.S. items and providers commerce surplus with Canada was $ 12.5 billion in 2016,” Austen stated.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau, chair of the cupboard committee on Canada-U.S. relations, supplied an identical line of defence on Thursday.

“At this level it is crucial to level out that there’s over $ 2 billion a day of commerce between our two international locations and general yearly america has a small surplus with Canada,” he instructed reporters in Montreal.

“So we are able to discuss balanced commerce between the 2 international locations, big quantities of commerce, and that is one thing we need to proceed to enhance as we negotiate the NAFTA settlement.”

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International Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has been fast to appropriate the U.S. up to now, arguing that in general commerce in items and providers, Canada has a commerce deficit with the U.S. of practically $ eight billion US. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

Canadian authorities sources beforehand have defined away Washington’s account of the Canada-U.S. buying and selling relationship as mainly counting items twice.

U.S. Commerce Consultant Robert Lighthizer has been together with items that cross via Canada however do not originate right here as Canadian exports in his export calculations, artificially inflating the U.S.’s commerce deficit in items with Canada, sources instructed CBC again in February.

For instance, a Chinese language washer that passes via the port of Vancouver on its strategy to the U.S. is being counted as a part of each the U.S. commerce deficit with China and the U.S. items deficit with Canada.

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A judicial watchdog says a Quebec Superior courtroom decide accused of shopping for cocaine must be tossed from bench for deceptive an inquiry into his conduct.

In a report issued to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould as we speak, a majority of the 23-member Canadian Judicial Council discovered Michel Girouard responsible of misconduct for deceptive an inquiry into the suspected transaction. Three members dissented.

A council committee concluded in November 2017 that the decide tried to mislead and conceal the reality throughout the overview course of. The council agreed with that discovering.

“The decide’s integrity has been fatally compromised, public confidence within the judiciary has been undermined and the decide has turn into incapacitated or disabled from the due execution of his workplace of decide,” the report reads. “For that cause, we advocate that the Decide be faraway from workplace.”

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Girouard was captured on video on Sept. 17, 2010, allegedly shopping for a bootleg substance — two weeks earlier than his appointment to the bench.

Throughout the subsequent inquiry, he failed to supply a “easy, rational, coherent, all-encompassing or satisfying rationalization for his actions,” in accordance with the report.

Dissenting view

In a dissenting view, three members of the council stated Girouard didn’t obtain a good listening to as a result of a lot of the proof transcript used within the listening to was in French — and a number of the council members communicate solely English.

“That is because of the denial of his proper to a good listening to, a denial based on Council’s failure to make sure that all members within the decision-making course of may perceive and take into account the entire report,” the dissenting report reads. “Within the absence of a good listening to the bulk opinion shouldn’t stand and these proceedings must be discontinued.”

We dissent from the views of the bulk and cannot advocate the removing of Justice Girouard from workplace. That is because of the denial of his proper to a good listening to; a denial based on Council’s failure to make sure that all members within the decision-making course of may perceive and take into account the entire report. Within the absence of a good listening to the bulk opinion shouldn’t stand and these proceedings must be discontinued.

Based on Canada’s Structure, a joint decision of Parliament is required to take away a decide.

Wilson-Raybould’s workplace stated the minister will learn and take into account the CJC’s findings and “act in the end.”

“She thanks each the Inquiry Committee and the members of the Canadian Judicial Council for his or her necessary work,” stated her spokesman David Taylor in an e-mail.