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Feds poised to bolster RCMP accountability

Feds poised to bolster RCMP accountability

OTTAWA — The federal government is poised to try to improve RCMP accountability by placing some external eyes on the national police force.
Crown outlines case against Quebec man charged with suffocating ailing wife

Crown outlines case against Quebec man charged with suffocating ailing wife

MONTREAL — A Quebec man accused of suffocating his ailing wife had inquired about medically assisted death for her a year earlier but was informed she did not qualify because of her advanced Alzheimer's diagnosis, a jury heard Tuesday.
Freeland, McCallum decry China death sentence, tout growing support of allies

Freeland, McCallum decry China death sentence, tout growing support of allies

Canada shot back at China on Tuesday, branding the death sentence imposed on a British Columbia man as inhumane and flaunting the support of its allies in trying to win the release of two other imprisoned Canadians.
Overpaid workers will only pay back 'net' amounts under proposed new tax rules

Overpaid workers will only pay back 'net' amounts under proposed new tax rules

OTTAWA — The country's biggest civil-service union declared a victory for its members Tuesday as the Trudeau government moved to change a tax rule that has caused headaches for federal employees overpaid by the problem-plagued civil service pay syste
No bloodstains found in Dennis Oland's car, officer tells murder trial

No bloodstains found in Dennis Oland's car, officer tells murder trial

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Although it was dirty and appeared not to have been cleaned, the car Dennis Oland was driving the evening his father, Richard, was murdered did not produce any suspicious bloodstains, a Saint John court was told Tuesday.
Manitoba credit for film, TV touted as among most generous in Canada

Manitoba credit for film, TV touted as among most generous in Canada

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is making its tax credit for film and video productions permanent and hinting at more help for the industry despite a consultant's report that called for a reduction.
Woman's complaint leads to sexual assault charge against Calgary priest

Woman's complaint leads to sexual assault charge against Calgary priest

CALGARY — A Catholic priest in Alberta is being accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a church more than six years ago. Police investigators say the woman told them last October about assaults at St.
Geography, distance emerge as major foes for Canadian peacekeepers in Mali

Geography, distance emerge as major foes for Canadian peacekeepers in Mali

OTTAWA — Distance and geography have been cited as the primary reasons Canadian medical helicopters remained on the ground in northern Mali during two bloody attacks on United Nations peacekeepers last fall. The Oct.
Quebec entertainer Eric Salvail charged with sexual assault, confinement, harassment

Quebec entertainer Eric Salvail charged with sexual assault, confinement, harassment

MONTREAL — A well-known Quebec entertainer is facing criminal harassment, forcible confinement and sexual assault charges stemming from incidents alleged to have occurred almost 26 years ago.
Google wants court to decide whether search curbs would infringe charter rights

Google wants court to decide whether search curbs would infringe charter rights

OTTAWA — Google wants the Federal Court to decide whether limiting search-engine results in the name of privacy would infringe Canadians' constitutional guarantee of free expression.