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Minister meets with committee to develop national approach to campus violence

Minister meets with committee to develop national approach to campus violence

The minister for women and gender equality says an advisory committee is developing a national framework to hold universities and colleges responsible for addressing sexual violence on campus, but student groups say those promises need to be backed b
'It's a joke': Quebec comic Ward appeals $42K penalty for joke about disabled boy

'It's a joke': Quebec comic Ward appeals $42K penalty for joke about disabled boy

MONTREAL — Comedians in Quebec will be afraid to make controversial jokes if a 2016 ruling against Mike Ward by the province's Human Rights Tribunal is upheld, lawyer Julius Grey said Wednesday.
Murder trial hears that woman with Alzheimer's was not at end of life

Murder trial hears that woman with Alzheimer's was not at end of life

MONTREAL — Jocelyne Lizotte's Alzheimer's disease left her unable to care for herself, but she was not considered to be at the end of life before she was allegedly murdered, a physician testified Wednesday at the trial of Lizotte's husband. Dr.

B.C. chief says they didn't give up rights for pipeline to be built

SMITHERS, B.C. — A Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief told a crowd of First Nation leaders gathered in Smithers, B.C., that no elected band council or Crown authority has jurisdiction over the land.
Nova Scotia judge to deliver verdict in British sailor's gang rape case

Nova Scotia judge to deliver verdict in British sailor's gang rape case

HALIFAX — A decision is expected Friday in the high-profile case of a British sailor accused in a gang rape at a Halifax-area military base, even as the Crown mulls whether to reinstitute a sexual assault charge against a second member of the Royal N

B.C. windstorm cost insurers $37 million for loss to homes, businesses, vehicles

VANCOUVER — The insured cost of damage from the windstorm that raged through southern B.C. in December is over $37 million, and the Insurance Bureau of Canada says that pushed the price of extreme weather in the country last year to $1.9 billion.
Quebec to investigate allegations at English Montreal School Board

Quebec to investigate allegations at English Montreal School Board

MONTREAL — Quebec's education minister has ordered an investigation of the province's largest English-language school board after learning of serious allegations about the board's governance.
Police chief confirms all three Ottawa bus victims were on board when it crashed

Police chief confirms all three Ottawa bus victims were on board when it crashed

OTTAWA — All three people killed in last week's deadly bus accident were passengers on the bus when it crashed, Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau confirmed Wednesday.
Kentucky canoe outfit borrows photo of Trudeau family to market business

Kentucky canoe outfit borrows photo of Trudeau family to market business

OTTAWA — You might think the last thing you'd stumble onto on a rural road in central Kentucky is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Liberal bows out of Burnaby byelection after singling out Jagmeet Singh's race

Liberal bows out of Burnaby byelection after singling out Jagmeet Singh's race

VANCOUVER — The Liberal candidate running against NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in a Metro Vancouver byelection has bowed out of the race after singling out Singh's ethnicity in an online post.