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LGBTQ advocates want military, RCMP, public service to take part in apology

LGBTQ advocates want military, RCMP, public service to take part in apology

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should not be the only one to say sorry for state-sanctioned discrimination against LGBTQ people, say advocates who have long demanded the federal government apologize for years of persecution.
McKenna says amendment signed to Montreal Protocol

McKenna says amendment signed to Montreal Protocol

MONTREAL — An amendment to the Montreal Protocol has been signed that will lower the levels of a type of greenhouse gas that warms the planet even more quickly than carbon dioxide, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Monday.
UBC denies mishandling sex assault complaints in response to human rights cases

UBC denies mishandling sex assault complaints in response to human rights cases

VANCOUVER — The University of British Columbia has denied mishandling sexual assault reports in documents filed with the province's human rights tribunal.

LGBTQ apology latest in list of government mea culpas since 1988

OTTAWA — A government apology for past state-sanctioned discrimination against LGBTQ people is the latest in a string of Canadian mea culpas going back almost 40 years. Here is a list of those apologies.

The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Monday, Nov.

Winnipeg letter-bomb trial hears DNA from two different explosion sites matched

WINNIPEG — The trial of a Winnipeg man accused of sending letter bombs has heard that DNA found at two different explosion sites matched. Guido Amsel has pleaded not guilty to five counts of attempted murder and several explosives-related charges.

Ontario motorcycle crash injuries twice as costly to treat as car crash injuries:study

TORONTO — Motorcyclists in Ontario are three times more likely to be injured in a collision than people in automobiles, 10 times more likely to suffer serious injuries and those injuries will cost more to treat, a new study suggests.
Inquiry into overruns at Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject to begin in January

Inquiry into overruns at Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject to begin in January

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A public inquiry into how the Muskrat Falls hydro project in Labrador went billions of dollars over budget will report by Dec. 31, 2019 — just after the next provincial election.
Jury selection begins in trial of man charged in death of police officer

Jury selection begins in trial of man charged in death of police officer

HALIFAX — Hundreds of people packed a Halifax courthouse Monday as jury selection in the trial of a Nova Scotia man accused of killing an off-duty police officer got underway.

Yukon releases recreational pot policy, proposes 19 as minimum age

WHITEHORSE — The legal age for the consumption of recreational marijuana would be set at 19 in Yukon under proposals released Monday by the territory's government.