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Data shows recent sexual assault conviction of N.L. police officer not the norm

Data shows recent sexual assault conviction of N.L. police officer not the norm

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — On Monday afternoon, 11 billboards lit up across St. John's with messages supporting the woman who was raped by a local police officer in connection with a gruelling case that shook the city for years.
Quebec City tunnel beneath St. Lawrence River to cost $7B, take 10 years to build

Quebec City tunnel beneath St. Lawrence River to cost $7B, take 10 years to build

QUEBEC — A tunnel to be built under the St. Lawrence River connecting Quebec City and Lévis, Que., will cost $7 billion, take 10 years to complete and will transform the capital, Premier François Legault said Monday.
'I prefer people be honest': Quebec coroner urges witnesses at Echaquan inquest

'I prefer people be honest': Quebec coroner urges witnesses at Echaquan inquest

MONTREAL — A Quebec coroner inquiring into the death of an Indigenous woman who filmed herself being humiliated by hospital staff implored health-care workers on Monday to be honest in their testimony.
Spy watchdog calls for changes to ensure information-sharing does not lead to torture

Spy watchdog calls for changes to ensure information-sharing does not lead to torture

OTTAWA — A review by the national spy watchdog has found inconsistencies when it comes to federal efforts to ensure information-sharing with foreign agencies does not result in torture.
Snowbirds announce tour continuation on anniversary of fatal crash in B.C.

Snowbirds announce tour continuation on anniversary of fatal crash in B.C.

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — The Snowbirds air show flight demonstration team is soon to be in the air again trying to bring hope to Canadians. The Canadian Forces says the team based in Moose Jaw, Sask.
Man who attacked, set fire to Indigenous woman in Saskatchewan denied parole

Man who attacked, set fire to Indigenous woman in Saskatchewan denied parole

A Saskatchewan man who brutally attacked a woman and set her on fire has been denied parole. Leslie Black, 35, pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the beating, burning and sexual assault of Marlene Bird in Prince Albert, Sask., in 2014.
Canada's summer camps hope to reopen as provinces plan to lift restrictions

Canada's summer camps hope to reopen as provinces plan to lift restrictions

Summer camp operators are optimistic they can save the 2021 season — even as the window for overnight camps to reopen is quickly closing. Sleepaway camps were closed in every province except New Brunswick last summer because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Canada, U.S. air trade grievances in advance of trilateral meeting to talk USMCA

Canada, U.S. air trade grievances in advance of trilateral meeting to talk USMCA

WASHINGTON — Canada and the United States have put their respective grievances on the table in advance of a key meeting about the new North American trade deal.
Ottawa looking for 2,000 new energy auditors to get home retrofit program going

Ottawa looking for 2,000 new energy auditors to get home retrofit program going

OTTAWA — The federal government is looking to train 2,000 more people to do energy audits as it tries to get a new green home renovation program off the ground.

Vaccine infusion and Mideast crisis: In The News for May 17

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 17 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
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