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First Nation to launch lawsuits against N.S. commercial fishers for alleged damages

First Nation to launch lawsuits against N.S. commercial fishers for alleged damages

INDIAN BROOK, N.S. — A Mi'kmaq First Nation that encountered violence after it opened a self-regulated lobster fishery says it will launch a series of lawsuits against non-Indigenous fishers for alleged damages incurred by its members.
Crown tells sex assault trial Eric Salvail's testimony 'implausible and incoherent'

Crown tells sex assault trial Eric Salvail's testimony 'implausible and incoherent'

MONTREAL — Eric Salvail's testimony was "implausible and incoherent" and should be rejected entirely, the Crown said Thursday, as closing arguments at the ex-TV host's sex assault trial wrapped up in Montreal.
Alek Minassian's 'autistic way of thinking' similar to psychosis, murder trial hears

Alek Minassian's 'autistic way of thinking' similar to psychosis, murder trial hears

TORONTO — A psychiatrist hired by defence lawyers for the man behind Toronto's 2018 van attack found Alek Minassian had an "autistic way of thinking" that was severely distorted, a court heard Thursday.
Sir John A. Macdonald High School near Halifax changing its name to be more inclusive

Sir John A. Macdonald High School near Halifax changing its name to be more inclusive

HALIFAX — The principal of Sir John A. Macdonald High School outside Halifax confirmed Thursday the school's name will be changed because of the role Canada's first prime minister played in developing the residential school system.
Help for Canadians in Hong Kong announced, as committee says Uighurs face 'genocide'

Help for Canadians in Hong Kong announced, as committee says Uighurs face 'genocide'

OTTAWA — The federal government announced long-awaited plans Thursday to help Canadians living in Hong Kong amid the Chinese clampdown on democracy in the territory.
Senators question Freeland on transparency of aid package for troubled businesses

Senators question Freeland on transparency of aid package for troubled businesses

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is pledging to fill a gap in the government's bid to bolster hard-hit businesses with rent relief, but she faced stern questions from senators about transparency.
Thanks to USMCA, working-class Americans will be integral to future U.S. trade policy

Thanks to USMCA, working-class Americans will be integral to future U.S. trade policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — One of the lasting legacies of Donald Trump's tumultuous presidency will be to give working-class Americans more of a say in U.S. trade policy, experts say — and that could pose a challenge for Canada in the years ahead.
RCMP charges former executive in Toronto with bribing a foreign official

RCMP charges former executive in Toronto with bribing a foreign official

OTTAWA — The RCMP has charged a former business executive with bribing a public official from Botswana. The Mounties allege Damodar Arapakota, a former executive of Toronto-based IMEX Systems Inc.

Mental health supports brought in for soldiers at LTC homes, commission hears

Conditions in some of Ontario's long-term care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic were so upsetting that the military immediately brought in mental health supports for soldiers deployed there, a senior officer who oversaw part of the mission told the
Canada must regulate AI to protect privacy and human rights: watchdog

Canada must regulate AI to protect privacy and human rights: watchdog

OTTAWA — Artificial intelligence must be regulated to protect Canadians' privacy and human rights, a federal watchdog says.