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B.C. civil rights group sues federal government over solitary confinement

B.C. civil rights group sues federal government over solitary confinement

VANCOUVER — A civil liberties group has filed a lawsuit against the federal government over solitary confinement, two years after the top courts in British Columbia and Ontarioruled there has been a violation of prisoners' constitutional rights.
Canadians cheer, Freeland urges caution as U.S. unveils land border travel plan

Canadians cheer, Freeland urges caution as U.S. unveils land border travel plan

WASHINGTON — A motley coalition of elected officials, bilateral business leaders and travellers-turned-lobbyists briefly cheered the coming reprieve from restrictions at the Canada-U.S.
O'Toole grapples with thorny question of mandatory vaccination for his MPs

O'Toole grapples with thorny question of mandatory vaccination for his MPs

OTTAWA — One of the challenges for Erin O'Toole, in staying on as Conservative leader, will be deciding whether his MPs must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the House of Commons.

Incoming army commander under investigation for 'historical allegations'

OTTAWA — Incoming Canadian Army commander Lt.-Gen. Trevor Cadieu is denying any wrongdoing after the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service revealed Wednesday the senior officer is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct.
Mayors ask federal Liberals for help covering transit shortfalls

Mayors ask federal Liberals for help covering transit shortfalls

OTTAWA — Canada's largest cities are asking the Trudeau government to help cover tens of millions in transit revenue shortfalls to prevent stalling of the country's economic recovery.
'We knew something was wrong': Iqaluit residents without drinking water

'We knew something was wrong': Iqaluit residents without drinking water

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Iqaluit residents filled blue plastic jugs and bottles Wednesday in the ice-cold Sylvia Grinnell River just outside the city after they were told tap water in the Nunavut capital may be unsafe to drink.
Canada leads world with pledge to curb methane leaks from oil and gas sector

Canada leads world with pledge to curb methane leaks from oil and gas sector

OTTAWA — Canada is nearly doubling its target to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector as it prepares to sign a new global pledge at next month's climate talks in Scotland.
Saskatchewan planning to send critical COVID-19 patients to Ontario

Saskatchewan planning to send critical COVID-19 patients to Ontario

REGINA — Saskatchewan is preparing to send some of its critical COVID-19 patients to Ontario as its hospitals are over capacity. Saskatchewan Health Authority CEO Scott Livingstone said Wednesday that the province is preparing air ambulance flights.
Canada to make special envoy on antisemitism a permanent post, Trudeau says

Canada to make special envoy on antisemitism a permanent post, Trudeau says

OTTAWA — Canada will develop a national plan to combat hate with the help of its special envoy for preserving Holocaust remembrance and fighting antisemitism.
Three men arrested in brazen daylight triple killing last August in Montreal

Three men arrested in brazen daylight triple killing last August in Montreal

Montreal police arrested three people on Wednesday in connection with a triple killing last August in the city's east end. Police issued a statement stating they arrested three men — aged 23, 25 and 26 — as part of their investigation into an Aug.