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A 'crackdown' on journalism is dangerous to democracy: PM on global media freedom

A 'crackdown' on journalism is dangerous to democracy: PM on global media freedom

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau highlighted the work of journalists working under pressure in Hong Kong and Belarus at Monday's international conference on media freedom.
Closing arguments in Matthew Raymond trial zero in on shooter's mental state

Closing arguments in Matthew Raymond trial zero in on shooter's mental state

FREDERICTON — Crown and defence lawyers have concluded their cases in the trial of Fredericton mass shooter Matthew Raymond and both sides have put a fundamental question to the jury: did the accused know he was shooting at human beings when he kille
No remorse or apology, Alek Minassian's father testifies at van attack trial

No remorse or apology, Alek Minassian's father testifies at van attack trial

TORONTO — Alek Minassian has not shown any remorse or apologized for killing 10 people and injuring 16 more in Toronto's van attack, his father testified Monday as he broke down on the stand.

Super Bowl champ Laurent Duvernay-Tardif's medical scrubs on display at Hall of Fame

Super Bowl champion Laurent Duvernay-Tardif says he is honoured to have his medical scrubs and lab coat on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Quebec to ban sale of gas-powered cars by 2035 as part of $6.7-billion climate plan

Quebec to ban sale of gas-powered cars by 2035 as part of $6.7-billion climate plan

MONTREAL — Quebec will ban the sale of new, gasoline-powered cars and SUVs by the year 2035 as part of a $6.7-billion plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Premier Francois Legault announced Monday.
Nunavut orders shutdown of non-essential businesses, schools as cases jump to 26

Nunavut orders shutdown of non-essential businesses, schools as cases jump to 26

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut's chief public health officer has ordered a two-week shutdown, starting Wednesday, of non-essential businesses and schools in the territory due to the spread of COVID-19.
Ottawa launches independent review of Canada's beleaguered military-justice system

Ottawa launches independent review of Canada's beleaguered military-justice system

OTTAWA — Former Supreme Court justice Morris Fish has been tapped to lead an independent review of Canada's military-justice system, which is struggling with a variety of challenges — including over its handling of sexual-assault cases and treatment
Nova Scotia mass killing: Gunman said COVID-19 pandemic would make people desperate

Nova Scotia mass killing: Gunman said COVID-19 pandemic would make people desperate

HALIFAX — The gunman responsible for the April mass shooting in Nova Scotia sent an email in March saying he was glad he was well-armed because the COVID-19 pandemic would make people desperate "once the money runs out," newly released court document
First Nation calls for equitable health-care access following death of Joyce Echaquan

First Nation calls for equitable health-care access following death of Joyce Echaquan

MONTREAL — Sipi Flamand says it's long overdue that Quebec guarantees equal access to health care for Indigenous peoples in the province.
Former finance minister Bill Morneau takes fellowship at Yale

Former finance minister Bill Morneau takes fellowship at Yale

OTTAWA — Former finance minister Bill Morneau is heading back to the classroom next year. He has been appointed a senior fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where he will join other fellows such as former U.S.