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Brothers accused of brutally beating black teen told cops they feared for their lives

A Toronto police officer and his brother told investigators they feared for their lives during a late-night encounter with a young black man in Whitby, Ont., nearly three years ago, court documents show.
Pharmacist from London, Ont., area suspended over naloxone distribution

Pharmacist from London, Ont., area suspended over naloxone distribution

TORONTO — A pharmacist who went door-to-door handing out naloxone kits in a neighbourhood ravaged by opioid use choked back tears on Friday as he admitted to professional misconduct.
Recounts ordered in B.C., Quebec ridings after narrow federal election results

Recounts ordered in B.C., Quebec ridings after narrow federal election results

OTTAWA — Three judicial recounts are taking place next week in ridings where runners-up in last month's federal election are hoping a court-ordered review will snatch victory from the jaws of ever-so-narrow defeat.
Freeland touts Alberta roots in post-election speech that calls for unity

Freeland touts Alberta roots in post-election speech that calls for unity

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is touting the country's Ukrainian community that spans provinces such as Alberta and Saskatchewan, as well as the rest of Canada, as a great unifier in post-election Canada.
Cut emissions twice as fast, ease worker anxiety, advocates say post-election

Cut emissions twice as fast, ease worker anxiety, advocates say post-election

OTTAWA — A coalition of climate-change advocates is urging Canada's new minority Parliament to promptly develop a clear, effective and coherent strategy for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions in order to prevent escalating anxiety in the oilpatch from
Desjardins revises data theft impact numbers, says 4.2 million affected

Desjardins revises data theft impact numbers, says 4.2 million affected

MONTREAL — The Desjardins Group data theft is much more widespread than first thought and actually hit 4.2 million members, the banking co-operative's chief executive said Friday.
'American democracy will work,' visiting Ukraine minister says of impeachment

'American democracy will work,' visiting Ukraine minister says of impeachment

OTTAWA — The rules of American democracy will ultimately settle the Trump impeachment question, and Ukraine will be watching closely — but will keep its political distance at all costs, a senior Ukrainian official says.
Edible cannabis product found among N.S. child's Halloween treats, parent says

Edible cannabis product found among N.S. child's Halloween treats, parent says

COLDBROOK, N.S. — Police in Nova Scotia are investigating after a parent reported finding an edible cannabis product among their child's Halloween candy. RCMP say the parent from Coldbrook, N.S.
Military family matriarch who lost son in Afghanistan named Silver Cross Mother

Military family matriarch who lost son in Afghanistan named Silver Cross Mother

OTTAWA — The matriarch of a prominent military family whose youngest son was killed 12 years ago in Afghanistan has been named this year's National Silver Cross Mother by the Royal Canadian Legion. Reine Samson Dawe of Kingston, Ont.
Sheshatshiu chief says resources coming together after suicide crisis declared

Sheshatshiu chief says resources coming together after suicide crisis declared

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The chief of a central Labrador Indigenous community facing a rash of suicide attempts says resources are beginning to come together that can pave the way for long-term solutions.