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Montreal abolishes infamous traffic and parking ticket quotas, bonuses tied to them

Montreal abolishes infamous traffic and parking ticket quotas, bonuses tied to them

Montreal's widely loathed quota system for traffic tickets is over, says Mayor Valerie Plante, as are lucrative performance bonuses for bosses that were tied to lower-level cops reaching the targets.
Final phase of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy trials to kick off in Vancouver

Final phase of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy trials to kick off in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Ed Thompson remembers the helplessness he felt each of the thousands of times his twin daughters would turn blue and go lifeless in his arms.

No winning ticket for Saturday night's $15.8 Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $15.8 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in Quebec. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Jan.
Women march a year after Trump inauguration with renewed calls for equality

Women march a year after Trump inauguration with renewed calls for equality

Thousands of Canadian women looked to the future while acknowledging the past on Saturday as they took to the streets for a second co-ordinated round of protest marches.

B.C. school trustee vows to stay following controversial LGBTQ remarks

CHILLIWACK, B.C. — A school board trustee in British Columbia is vowing to stay in his job, despite calls that he resign over controversial remarks he made about LGBTQ issues.

P.E.I. legion to apologize after Sikh man reportedly asked to remove headdress

TIGNISH, P.E.I. — The president of a P.E.I. branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is expected to apologize after a Sikh man was reportedly asked to remove his religious head covering and heckled with racist remarks.

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

YOLA, Nigeria — Two Canadians and two Americans who were kidnapped in Nigeria's north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed and are in good condition, police said Saturday.

TV station hires extra security after interview with Canadian prof prompts threats

A British news channel says it's consulting security specialists because one of its presenters has been the target of threats following an interview with controversial Canadian professor Jordan Peterson.
Autopsy: Roy Halladay had amphetamine, morphine in system

Autopsy: Roy Halladay had amphetamine, morphine in system

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — An autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year.
Cdn-born Israeli MP espouses gender equality, pro-pot and LGBTQ agenda

Cdn-born Israeli MP espouses gender equality, pro-pot and LGBTQ agenda

OTTAWA — In a year when the Harvey Weinstein scandal enabled women to uncloak years of unspoken sexual misconduct by prominent men, Toronto-born Sharren Haskel recalls the moment when she found her power.