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B.C. watchdog to investigate whether police broke the law in Glen Assoun case

B.C. watchdog to investigate whether police broke the law in Glen Assoun case

HALIFAX — A police watchdog in British Columbia will investigate whether RCMP in Nova Scotia broke the law when evidence was destroyed in the case of Glen Assoun, who was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1999.
Five things to know about carbon pricing and the Supreme Court ruling

Five things to know about carbon pricing and the Supreme Court ruling

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada issued a 6-3 decision upholding the federal carbon price legislation Thursday. Here are five things to know about the decision and the carbon price. 1.
Withered public health agency forced to scramble on COVID-19, auditor general finds

Withered public health agency forced to scramble on COVID-19, auditor general finds

OTTAWA — A withered Public Health Agency dithered on pandemic preparedness, the federal auditor general has concluded, leaving officials no choice but to scramble to respond to COVID-19.
In split decision, Supreme Court says the federal carbon price is constitutional

In split decision, Supreme Court says the federal carbon price is constitutional

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday that the national price on pollution is entirely constitutional, upholding a pivotal piece of the Liberal climate-change plan.
Highlights from Quebec's budget for 2021-22 fiscal year

Highlights from Quebec's budget for 2021-22 fiscal year

Quebec Finance Minister Eric Girard tabled the 2021-22 provincial budget Thursday. Here are some highlights. - Operating deficit of $9.2 billion, which jumps to $12.3 billion after a deposit of $3.
Ombudsman rebuts Sajjan's assertions on predecessor's handling of Vance allegation

Ombudsman rebuts Sajjan's assertions on predecessor's handling of Vance allegation

OTTAWA — Military ombudsman Greg Lick issued a strong rebuke of Canada’s defence minister on Thursday, after Harjit Sajjan suggested Lick’s predecessor could have done more with an allegation of sexual misconduct against Gen. Jonathan Vance.

Highlights of the March auditor general's reports on the pandemic and infrastructure

OTTAWA — Highlights from the federal auditor general’s reports released Thursday: Canada wasn’t ready for a pandemic Auditor Karen Hogan found that years of underfunding public health, despite the early warning from the SARS crisis in the early 2000s
'Queen of the North Atlantic:' Nova Scotia schooner Bluenose launched 100 years ago

'Queen of the North Atlantic:' Nova Scotia schooner Bluenose launched 100 years ago

HALIFAX — It is Canada's most famous ship, a national icon that calls to mind the romance of the age of sail and the tenacity of those who make their living on the North Atlantic.
Supreme Court to review provisions on evidence of sexual history in assault cases

Supreme Court to review provisions on evidence of sexual history in assault cases

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will look at the constitutionality of provisions that govern evidence about an alleged assault victim's sexual history.
People infected with COVID-19 may need just one dose of vaccine, studies say

People infected with COVID-19 may need just one dose of vaccine, studies say

VANCOUVER — Scientists at the National Advisory Committee on Immunization are reviewing research that suggests people who have been infected with COVID-19 can turbocharge their antibodies with just one dose of a vaccine.