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Finance minister defends military budget; forces 'appropriately provisioned'

Finance minister defends military budget; forces 'appropriately provisioned'

OTTAWA — The federal finance minister is standing by the amount of money the Liberal government currently spends on defence, saying the military is "appropriately provisioned" to address Canada's needs.

Complaint filed after comments by B.C. judge hearing sexual assault trial

VANCOUVER — Comments attributed to a British Columbia judge about the number of days that should be allotted to hear a sexual assault case have led to a complaint to the Canadian Judicial Council, the province's attorney general said Thursday.
Dennis Oland was wrongly denied bail in murder case, says Supreme Court

Dennis Oland was wrongly denied bail in murder case, says Supreme Court

OTTAWA — Dennis Oland was wrongly denied bail pending an appeal of his second-degree murder conviction, the Supreme Court of Canada says in a judgment that clarifies the grounds for granting release to people who challenge a finding of guilt.

Single mom recovering from triple amputation brought on by rare strep throat

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg woman is recovering in hospital after developing a rare type of strep throat that forced doctors to amputate both her legs and one of her arms.
Calgary woman convicted with husband in son's murder files appeal

Calgary woman convicted with husband in son's murder files appeal

CALGARY — A woman found guilty of murdering her own son has filed an appeal that claims the judge showed bias by crying during the trial.

Former Quebec ski coach facing sex assault charges will learn his fate in June

SAINT-JEROME, Que. — A judge will hand down his verdict in June in the case of a former national ski coach charged with dozens of sex-related offences against girls and young women.

Air Miles alerts its members that cash miles have been stolen from some members

TORONTO — Air Miles has posted a letter on its website warning that criminals have stolen cash miles from some of its members.
Calgary Stampede chuckwagon tarp auction drives to a wire-beater win

Calgary Stampede chuckwagon tarp auction drives to a wire-beater win

CALGARY — It came right down to the wire but the annual Calgary Stampede chuckwagon canvas auction on Thursday night just edged out the total raised a year ago. Bidders pledged just over $2.
Saskatchewan Justice reviewing whether charges warranted in Husky oil spill

Saskatchewan Justice reviewing whether charges warranted in Husky oil spill

REGINA — Saskatchewan's Justice Ministry is reviewing Husky Energy's response to alarms before a major oil spill last summer to determine whether charges are warranted.
Author of article in Maclean's about Quebec malaise resigns from McGill institute

Author of article in Maclean's about Quebec malaise resigns from McGill institute

MONTREAL — The author of a controversial article about Quebec that appeared in Maclean's magazine this week has stepped down from his post at McGill University.