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Feds need better data on COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: Miller

Feds need better data on COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: Miller

OTTAWA — A rapid rise in the number of active COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities on reserve — especially in Alberta and Saskatchewan — likely does not tell the full story due to lack of data, says Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller.
Jury finds N.B. shooter Matthew Raymond not criminally responsible for four killings

Jury finds N.B. shooter Matthew Raymond not criminally responsible for four killings

FREDERICTON — The Fredericton man who shot four people, including two police officers, while in the grip of delusions about demons and a pending apocalypse has been found not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder.
Quebec's anti-corruption police arrest two suspects in alleged school board fraud

Quebec's anti-corruption police arrest two suspects in alleged school board fraud

MONTREAL — Quebec's anti-corruption police force says it has arrested two people in connection with an alleged fraud scheme at a major Montreal-area English-language school board.
Off-course duck from Europe or Asia is first of its kind to reach B.C.

Off-course duck from Europe or Asia is first of its kind to reach B.C.

VICTORIA — An unusual duck is fluttering the hearts of birdwatchers on southern Vancouver Island after flying far off course during its migration between Europe or Asia and the waterways of Southeast Asia or Japan.
Federal system for appointing judges unconstitutional, new lawsuit alleges

Federal system for appointing judges unconstitutional, new lawsuit alleges

TORONTO — Canada's process for appointing federal judges is unconstitutional because it is open to partisan political interference, a new lawsuit claims.
Trudeau joins APEC leaders in stressing free trade amid tensions with China

Trudeau joins APEC leaders in stressing free trade amid tensions with China

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined counterparts from both sides of the Pacific on Friday to sign a declaration focusing on free trade and digital innovation as a means to economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada's labour unions could play big role in efforts to avert 'Buy American' rules

Canada's labour unions could play big role in efforts to avert 'Buy American' rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Canada's largest private-sector unions could be among those with their hands on the helm next year when the time comes to navigate the shoals of Joe Biden's proposed Buy American rules.
Sex-offender provision unconstitutional in not criminally responsible cases: court

Sex-offender provision unconstitutional in not criminally responsible cases: court

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has affirmed that Ontario's sex-offender registry regime violates the constitutional rights of people found not criminally responsible for their actions by reason of mental disorder.
Notable Canadian cases where an accused was found not criminally responsible

Notable Canadian cases where an accused was found not criminally responsible

Here's a look at some high-profile Canadian cases in which there was a not criminally responsible finding: Matthew Raymond Raymond shot and killed four people — two civilians and two police officers — from the window of his Fredericton apartment on A
Suspect in Quebec City sword attack will undergo psychiatric evaluation

Suspect in Quebec City sword attack will undergo psychiatric evaluation

QUEBEC — The 24-year-old man accused of first-degree murder in the Quebec City Halloween night sword attack will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.