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Quebec cold case conviction highlights advances in DNA research techniques

Quebec cold case conviction highlights advances in DNA research techniques

MONTREAL — A Quebec man's first-degree murder conviction in the death of a junior college student in 2000 has highlighted advances in DNA research that are being used to solve cold cases all over Canada.
London attack ruling first to recognize terror on grounds of white nationalism

London attack ruling first to recognize terror on grounds of white nationalism

TORONTO — The case of an Ontario man who carried out a deadly attack on a Muslim family was the first to recognize terrorism on grounds of white supremacist ideology and further emphasized that terrorism isn't limited to those who belong to specific
'Freedom Convoy' organizer suing Ottawa for using Emergencies Act to freeze accounts

'Freedom Convoy' organizer suing Ottawa for using Emergencies Act to freeze accounts

SASKATOON — A main organizer of the “Freedom Convoy” is suing the federal government for using the Emergencies Act to freeze his bank accounts, arguing it breached his Charter rights to protest COVID-19 mandates.
'Too many guys lost': Ukrainian soldier reflects two years into Russian conflict

'Too many guys lost': Ukrainian soldier reflects two years into Russian conflict

CALGARY — Seven months after managing a Kyiv coffee shop, Anton's reality has gone from grinding beans and the hiss of hot espresso to the high-pitched scream of explosive Iranian drones on the front lines in the war between Ukraine and Russia.
B.C. election budget boosts family benefits as deficit soars to $7.9B

B.C. election budget boosts family benefits as deficit soars to $7.9B

VICTORIA — Families and small business operators in British Columbia are expected to benefit in an election-year budget that boosts spending, but forecasts a growing deficit of more than $7.9 billion and economic growth of less than one per cent.
A list of quotes in reaction to the 2024 British Columbia budget

A list of quotes in reaction to the 2024 British Columbia budget

VICTORIA — Here’s what people are saying about the 2024 British Columbia budget: “Some look at the challenges ahead and say government should respond with deep cuts, leaving people to fend for themselves.
Sts'ailes, frustrated with the feds, signs and funds its own child welfare agreement

Sts'ailes, frustrated with the feds, signs and funds its own child welfare agreement

OTTAWA — A First Nation in British Columbia has taken matters into its own hands after what leaders call a lack of commitment from the federal and provincial government to help them take full jurisdiction over child and family services.
Quebec coroner inquest told that poor police planning led to killing of officer

Quebec coroner inquest told that poor police planning led to killing of officer

MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police didn't plan properly before they tried to arrest a mentally ill man last March, and as a result an officer was killed, the province's workplace health and safety board says.
Trudeau jabs Poilievre over bill that could usher in digital ID for porn browsing

Trudeau jabs Poilievre over bill that could usher in digital ID for porn browsing

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau took an unprompted jab at his main political rival on Thursday over a Senate porn bill that the prime minister said could usher in a digital ID for adults who want to browse certain websites.
GST, HST on carbon price could raise billions over next seven years: budget watchdog

GST, HST on carbon price could raise billions over next seven years: budget watchdog

OTTAWA — The federal government's carbon price could generate more than $5 billion from the federal sales tax over the next seven years, but none of that is directly earmarked for climate programs.