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'How is that not torture?': Beating of N.S. teen reignites debate over torture definition in Criminal Code
Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald help torture victims.

The vicious beating of a teenager in Nova Scotia is renewing calls for the definition of torture to be expanded in Canada's Criminal Code to allow those other than officials acting on behalf of the state to be charged with the crime.

01/21/2019 - 04:00 AM


Remains of 2 Beothuk people to be transferred from Scotland to Canada
Demasduit painting by Henrietta Hamilton

The remains of two of the last members of an extinct Newfoundland people will be sent from Scotland to the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa.

01/21/2019 - 10:34 AM


Andrew Scheer courts Quebec with immigration offer but avoids pipeline talk
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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer attempted to revive his party's fortunes in Quebec Monday by declaring his openness to the provincial government's immigration demands. But he avoided questions about whether he would back efforts to build a new pipeline that would cross Quebec.

01/21/2019 - 01:39 PM


'They completely abandoned me': Winnipegger left to sort things out after Sunwing accidentally rips passport
Daniel Hince passport image blurred

A Winnipeg man says he's being forced to find a way out of Cuba after a Sunwing Vacations agent accidentally ripped his passport and left him alone to deal with it.

01/21/2019 - 06:00 AM


Transportation Safety Board's advice unheeded years after crashes
OC Transpo Via Rail Train Bus Crash TSB Update

Recommendations made by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the agency responsible for protecting Canadians in planes, trains and watercraft, are routinely ignored and in some cases take decades to be addressed.

01/21/2019 - 04:00 AM


Doug Ford says Trudeau's carbon tax will cause recession
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The premier of Ontario says a federal carbon tax will plunge the country into recession.

01/21/2019 - 12:44 PM


Man accused of throwing trailer hitch at woman in Thunder Bay, Ont., to stand trial for 2nd degree murder
Brayden Bushby

Brayden Bushby was initially charged with aggravated assault, accused of throwing a metal trailer hitch from a moving vehicle which struck 34-year-old Barbara Kentner. Kentner died in July and Bushby's charge was subsequently upgraded to second degree murder.

01/21/2019 - 02:13 PM


Winter storm slams Eastern Canada, causing power outages, flash freeze warnings
icy road halifax

A winter storm that pummelled Atlantic Canada over the weekend and into Monday morning has caused flash freeze warnings and flooding as temperatures have dropped across the region, while Ontario and Quebec are under extreme cold warnings.

01/21/2019 - 04:54 AM


'They broke my car': VW owner unhappy about emissions 'fix'
Adriannea Smith

What is being billed as an emissions "fix" for affected Volkswagens has created new issues, according to owners of vehicles who say they lag at acceleration and then surge forward, causing safety concerns even after a class action lawsuit was settled.

01/21/2019 - 05:00 AM


Gilles Duceppe's mother, 93, found dead of hypothermia outside Montreal seniors' residence
Hélène Rowley Hotte Duceppe

The mother of former Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe was found dead of hypothermia outside a Montreal seniors' residence on Sunday.

01/21/2019 - 11:56 AM


Two men charged in Ivory Coast for trying to blackmail MP Tony Clement
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Two men in Africa's Ivory Coast have been charged for attempting to blackmail Canadian MP Tony Clement by posing as a woman online and demanding money after Clement shared explicit sexual images with them.

01/21/2019 - 01:16 PM


Halifax man with business dealings in Syria now under EU sanctions
Nader Kalai

A Halifax man who was the first person charged with violating Canada's economic sanctions against Syria is now accused of violating the European Union's as well.

01/21/2019 - 11:11 AM


'The screams and the silence': Survivor recalls fatal bus crash
Kathryn Rose

She was sitting near the front of the upper level of the double-decker bus that crashed into Westboro station last week, but Kathryn Rose survived with only minor bruises. More than a week later, she's struggling with guilt.

01/21/2019 - 04:00 AM


Mac the Moose looks to reclaim world's largest moose title
mac the moose

Moose Jaw's Mac the Moose wants to be the world's largest moose statue again.

01/21/2019 - 11:01 AM


Seatbelts on school buses could happen soon, transport minister signals
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Three months after ordering his department to take a “fresh look” at Transport Canada’s no-seatbelt position, Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau has strongly signalled that a decision to implement safety restraints on school buses is imminent.

01/21/2019 - 04:00 AM


At least 29 Ontario long-term care residents killed by fellow residents in 6 years
Keith and Madeline Wood

The tally came out today as part of a report on long-term care in the province by the Ontario Health Coalition, which wants to raise awareness of the issue of violence in long-term care.

01/20/2019 - 03:16 PM


Over 2,100 sign widow's petition demanding mandatory training for semi drivers

A woman who started a petition demanding national training standards for semi drivers after her husband's death in a crash in 2017 says she’s grateful for the support from across Canada, and hopes transport ministers meeting in Montreal today will "pull together" to take action.

01/21/2019 - 10:47 AM


Blood Tribe reaches historic $150M settlement with Ottawa over cattle mismanagement

The Blood Tribe says it reached a tentative, $150-million settlement with the federal government — its largest ever deal with Ottawa — over a historic claim that federal officials mismanaged the band’s cattle industry in the early 20th century.

01/21/2019 - 08:30 AM


Military looking to avoid a 'black eye' by stalling human rights complaint, lawyer says
Laura Nash and son

The Canadian military is being accused of dragging its feet to prevent a human rights complaint from being heard regarding the case of a former naval officer who was told to choose between her child and her career.

01/21/2019 - 04:00 AM


Ailing man sues over 8-hour trip in 'sardine can' prison transport van
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A federal inmate who says he was shackled in a cramped transport van for almost eight hours — despite a heart condition and other ailments — is suing the government for compensation.

01/21/2019 - 11:54 AM



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