March 4th, 2024

National News

Wild turkey that chased residents of small Quebec town killed by slingshot

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

MONTREAL – The mayor of a small Quebec town about 95 kilometres northeast of Montreal says a wild turkey that for weeks sowed terror among his citizens was killed this morning by a man armed with a slingshot. The turkey’s death followed Louiseville Mayor Yvon Deshaies’ public call this week for someone to take down ... Read More »

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Wilkinson says no carbon rebates for Saskatchewan after province says it won’t remit

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

OTTAWA – The federal natural resources minister says Saskatchewan residents won’t get a carbon rebate, after the province announced it would stop remitting the levy on natural gas to Ottawa. Jonathan Wilkinson says the province’s move hurts lower income families in Saskatchewan, who would get more in the rebates than they pay in the levies. ... Read More »

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Quebec Appeal Court rules secularism law is constitutional, English schools rebuffed

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

MONTREAL – The Quebec Court of Appeal has ruled that the province’s secularism law is constitutional and overturned a lower court ruling that exempted English school boards from the law, known as Bill 21. In a decision today, the province’s highest court upholds much of a 2021 Quebec Superior Court ruling, which said the law’s ... Read More »

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2022 killing spree: Quebec coroner makes call for specialized mental-health tribunal

By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

MONTREAL – A Quebec coroner has issued a final report into the violent deaths of three people who were shot at random in the Montreal area by a mentally ill man in 2022, recommending the province look at creating a dedicated court to deal with mental-health cases. Coroner GĂ©hane Kamel made several recommendations Thursday including ... Read More »

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Pornhub operator broke federal privacy law, federal watchdog finds

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

OTTAWA – The federal privacy watchdog says the operator behind Pornhub and other pornographic sites broke the law by enabling intimate images to be shared on its websites without direct knowledge or consent. The privacy commissioner’s investigation into Aylo, formerly known as MindGeek, followed a complaint from a woman whose ex-boyfriend had uploaded an intimate ... Read More »

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Bill 21: Five things about the province’s contentious secularism law

By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

MONTREAL – Quebec’s secularism law, known as Bill 21, has faced numerous court challenges since it was adopted nearly five years ago, with the Quebec Court of Appeal the latest to weigh in. Here’s a look at the law. What is Bill 21? Bill 21 was passed in June 2019 and confirmed the province’s secular ... Read More »

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Liberals take first step toward pharmacare with bill for birth control, diabetes meds

By Laura Osman, The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

OTTAWA – The governing Liberals took their first major step toward national pharmacare Thursday as the health minister tabled a bill that paves the way for a universal drug program and secures NDP support in the House of Commons. But Health Minister Mark Holland made clear there is still a long way to go before ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Quebec Court of Appeal rules that secularism law is constitutional

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

MONTREAL – The Quebec Court of Appeal has ruled that the province’s secularism law, better known as Bill 21, is constitutional and has overturned a lower court ruling that exempted English school boards from the law. In a decision today, the province’s highest court upholds much of a 2021 Quebec Superior Court ruling, which said ... Read More »

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Jury deliberating in coroner’s inquest into Saskatchewan mass killer’s death

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

SASKATOON – Jury deliberations have begun at a Saskatchewan coroner’s inquest into how a man who stabbed and killed 11 people and injured 17 others died in police custody. Robert Kennedy, the coroner overseeing the inquest, told jurors Thursday they will have to determine whether Myles Sanderson intended to kill himself when he consumed a ... Read More »

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Newfoundland constable can’t appeal rape conviction, ending case that shook province

By Sarah Smellie, The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The country’s highest court refused Thursday to hear an appeal from a Newfoundland police officer convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in 2014, bringing an end to a winding court process that has gripped the province for seven years. The decision from the Supreme Court of Canada closes the last avenue ... Read More »

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‘Not completed his mission’: Psychologist says mass killer didn’t intend to overdose

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

SASKATOON – A criminal investigative psychologist says a mass killer accidentally overdosed on cocaine and didn’t intend to die while being taken into custody. Matt Logan told a coroner’s inquest that Myles Sanderson wasn’t looking to take his own life when he ingested the drug on Sept. 7, 2022. The killer was still on a ... Read More »

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