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Woman's homicide in Quebec triggers independent probe of police role

MONTREAL — A Quebec man has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend as a police watchdog agency probes the actions of local police in the case.

Victoria police chief to undergo disciplinary hearings on misconduct allegations

Victoria's suspended police chief is to face disciplinary hearings on allegations of inappropriate behaviour toward female staff and breach of trust involving his conduct with an officer's wife.
The Thursday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

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

Highlights from the news file for Thursday, March 23 ——— KEYSTONE DECISION IMMINENT: It appears the Keystone XL pipeline project is about to be approved by the U.S., some eight-and-half years after TransCanada Corp. applied for a permit.

Halifax police charge N.B. man with murder in death of woman 12 years ago

HALIFAX — A New Brunswick man has been charged with second-degree murder almost 12 years after the body of a 26-year-old woman was found in a Halifax apartment.

Feds can keep border agency info secret in Chinese refugee-claim case

OTTAWA — The federal government can keep a lid of secrecy on information a Chinese refugee claimant says could be vital to his case.
Quebec national assembly adopts motion critical of federal budget

Quebec national assembly adopts motion critical of federal budget

QUEBEC — The Quebec national assembly adopted a motion Thursday expressing the province's "great disappointment" with the federal budget. It passed by a 95-0 margin, with two abstentions.
Trial hears arguments over whether 'child-like' sex doll constitutes child porn

Trial hears arguments over whether 'child-like' sex doll constitutes child porn

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A sex doll at the centre of a trial in Newfoundland had some "breast budding" but is still "child-like," a forensic psychiatrist testified Thursday. Dr. Peter Collins said under cross-examination at provincial court in St.

Pilot project teaches Ontario students financial skills needed to succeed

TORONTO — Students in more than two dozen Ontario high schools are taking part in a pilot project aimed at teaching them financial skills necessary to succeed in the new global economy.
Uber decries new tax measures on ride-hailing announced in federal budget

Uber decries new tax measures on ride-hailing announced in federal budget

TORONTO — Uber is crying foul over new tax measures announced in the federal government budget that would see the company subject to the same sales tax rules applied to taxi drivers.

Toronto's wandering capybaras - Bonnie and Clyde - have 3 pups: zoo says

Toronto's wandering capybaras are now parents. The High Park Zoo said Thursday in a birth announcement that the rodent couple — who escaped last year and were on the lam for several weeks — have had three "energetic capybabies.