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Supreme Court of Canada to rule on bail issue in Oland murder case

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is expected to rule today on whether New Brunswick’s Court of Appeal was wrong in denying bail to Dennis Oland while he was awaiting an appeal of his second-degree murder conviction. The 49-year-old was denied bail by the New Brunswick Court of Appeal early last year following his …

Quebec boy, mother sought in Amber Alert found unharmed in Ottawa area

SAINT-JEROME, Que. — A four-year-old boy and his mother who were the subject of an Amber Alert were found safe and sound in the Ottawa area Wednesday, said Quebec provincial police. Police tweeted the update several hours after the two were reported missing in Saint-Jerome, north of Montreal. A police spokeswoman said the mother was …

Former U.S. VP links climate crisis to regional conflict

DUBAI—Former U.S. Vice President Albert Gore said here on Wednesday that climate crisis is very different from any crisis the world has ever confronted before, and the crisis was also one of a cause for the civil war in Syria. Gore, Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001, made the remarks at …

Liberal budget details $11.2B in affordable housing, plus push for private cash

OTTAWA — Cities and affordable housing providers will find themselves with $11.2 billion more to spend on new and existing units over the coming decade, part of a multi-pronged push detailed in Wednesday’s federal budget to help people find homes. The money, which comes from the government’s social infrastructure fund, includes $5 billion to encourage …

Bertrand Charest doesn’t deny having had sex with some students: lawyer

SAINT-JEROME, Que. –Bertrand Charest doesn’t deny having had sex with some of his teenage ski students but disagrees with his portrayal by the Crown and his alleged victims, one of his lawyers said Wednesday. “There were sexual relationships between Mr. Charest and certain of the (alleged) victims,” Antonio Cabral said outside the courtroom after calling …

Federal budget includes measures to encourage modern skills, retraining

OTTAWA –Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s federal budget Wednesday spelled out part of the federal government’s policy playbook when it comes to giving future workers cutting-edge skills in response to Canada’s rapidly changing economic landscape. A big part of the strategy, it seems, is to enlist the help of the provinces and territories to help turn …

Budget 2017: Liberals try to ease anxiety and get Canada ready for the future

OTTAWA –The future is coming at you, fast, and the Liberal government says it knows you’re getting anxious – and potentially angry. Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivered a federal budget Wednesday that aims to get Canadians ready for a changing world and potentially shield the Liberals from the forces that brought U.S. President Donald Trump …

Husky spill in southwest Alberta estimated at 25,000 litres; cleanup going well

CALGARY –Husky Energy says about 25,000 litres of crude oil leaked from one of its pipelines in southwestern Alberta last week. Spokesman Mel Duvall said in an email to The Canadian Press that cleanup at the site at Cox Hill Creek west of Bragg Creek is progressing well. But he added the terrain where the …

Man who sought refuge in B.C. church continues fight to clear his name

VICTORIA — An El Salvadoran man who spent two years in a British Columbia church to avoid deportation over alleged terrorism links is fighting the federal government in court even though he was granted a special order to stay in Canada. Jose Figueroa, who is studying law at the University of Victoria, said Tuesday he’ll …

Officer who shot man in B.C. grocery store says he lunged at her partner

BURNABY, B.C. — A young man who was stabbing himself in the stomach at a grocery store in Surrey, B.C., lunged at transit police officers with knives in both hands before he was shot, the constable who pulled the trigger told a coroner’s inquest Tuesday. The family of Naverone Woods was emotional as they listened …

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