March 4th, 2024

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

By 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, recommending the province create a dedicated court to deal with mental health cases. Coroner GĂ©hane Kamel makes several recommendations including transforming the province’s mental ... Read More »

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‘About fairness’: Saskatchewan government won’t remit carbon levy to Ottawa

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

REGINA – The minister responsible for Saskatchewan’s energy utility said Thursday the province will not be remitting the federal carbon levy on natural gas to Ottawa. Premier Scott Moe posted a video on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, of Dustin Duncan making the announcement as sleet and wind whips around him ... Read More »

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Supreme Court rejects Newfoundland constable’s request for appeal in sex assault case

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

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal from a Newfoundland police officer convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in her home in 2014 while he was on duty. The decision Thursday from the country’s highest court closes Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer Carl Douglas Snelgrove’s last avenue of appeal ... Read More »

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Saskatchewan government won’t remit carbon levy to Ottawa

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

REGINA – The minister responsible for Saskatchewan’s energy utility says the province will not be remitting the federal carbon levy on natural gas to Ottawa. Premier Scott Moe has posted a video on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, of Dustin Duncan making the announcement as sleet and wind whips around him ... Read More »

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Saskatchewan inquest into killer’s in-custody death hears from emergency room doctor

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

SASKATOON – A Saskatchewan emergency room doctor has told jurors a man who killed 11 people and injured 17 others in a stabbing rampage arrived at the hospital without a heart beat. Dr. William Papenfus has told the fourth day of a coroner’s inquest that he declared Myles Sanderson dead at 4:39 p.m. on Sept. ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Saskatchewan government won’t remit carbon levy to Ottawa

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

REGINA – The minister responsible for Saskatchewan’s energy utility says the province will not be remitting the federal carbon levy on natural gas to Ottawa. Premier Scott Moe posted a video on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, of Dustin Duncan making the announcement outside the Parliament Buildings. Duncan says the decision ... Read More »

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After more than a year, Ottawa moves to hire permanent federal ethics commissioner

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

OTTAWA – The federal government has appointed a new ethics commissioner with the support of opposition parties. Konrad von Finckenstein, who had been serving as acting ethics commissioner since August, was given the official title today. He will serve a seven-year term. The new commissioner is a former federal judge, competition czar and chair the ... Read More »

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Health agency emphasizes tighter research security after firing of two scientists

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

OTTAWA – The Public Health Agency of Canada says it has taken steps to bolster research security after two scientists lost their jobs over their dealings with China. The agency, which is responsible for the top-security National Microbiology Laboratory, says it has established clear training and communication on security and employee accountability. It also says ... Read More »

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Liberals table bill paving way for future pharmacare program a day before deadline

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

OTTAWA – Health Minister Mark Holland tabled a long-awaited bill this morning in the House of Commons that is meant to pave the way for national pharmacare. The bill is a key element of the Liberals’ political pact with the New Democrats and comes one day before a negotiated deadline to introduce legislation. The two ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Liberals table bill to pave the way for future pharmacare program

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

OTTAWA – Health Minister Mark Holland tabled a long-awaited bill this morning in the House of Commons that is meant to pave the way for national pharmacare. More coming... Read More »

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