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Divorce reforms delayed as experts brace for post-pandemic surge in divorces

Divorce reforms delayed as experts brace for post-pandemic surge in divorces

OTTAWA — The federal government has delayed implementing reforms to Canada's Divorce Act just as family law experts are bracing for a surge of women seeking divorces after being cooped up for months with abusive partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alberta follows small step to reopen economy in May with big leap on Friday

Alberta follows small step to reopen economy in May with big leap on Friday

EDMONTON — After taking a small step toward reopening its economy last month, Alberta is embarking on a giant leap forward.
Americans fearful of COVID-19 seize on lull to pay tribute at Lafayette Square

Americans fearful of COVID-19 seize on lull to pay tribute at Lafayette Square

WASHINGTON — Virus-wary Americans ventured out of doors Tuesday and down to the newly christened Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C.
Halifax rejects armoured vehicle purchase for police, shifts money to anti-racism

Halifax rejects armoured vehicle purchase for police, shifts money to anti-racism

Halifax council has voted in favour of rescinding the purchase of a police armoured vehicle and will instead allocate the money to efforts aimed at reducing anti-Black racism. Coun.
Online portal to connect buyers and sellers of COVID-19 supplies launched

Online portal to connect buyers and sellers of COVID-19 supplies launched

OTTAWA — As the federal government continues to pack its shopping cart full of COVID-19 supplies, it's also launching a one-stop shop for Canadians hoping to do the same.
Experts say not enough proof expensive body cameras will reduce police violence

Experts say not enough proof expensive body cameras will reduce police violence

Ottawa is considering outfitting Canadian police with cameras following protests against violence by some officers, but experts say there is not enough proof the expensive technology is effective.
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says police misconduct is indefensible

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says police misconduct is indefensible

OTTAWA — Discrimination within Canada's criminal justice system is abhorrent, unacceptable and unlawful and related police misconduct is indefensible and must be addressed, the federal public safety minister said Tuesday as demands continue for a bro
Pursue Iran in international court over shootdown: victims' family spokesman

Pursue Iran in international court over shootdown: victims' family spokesman

OTTAWA — A Canadian spokesman for families and loved ones who were killed in Iran's Jan. 8 shootdown of a Ukrainian airliner says the regime is waging psychological warfare against them by refusing to release its flight recorders.
Trial and error: Technical hiccup interrupts Supreme Court's virtual hearing

Trial and error: Technical hiccup interrupts Supreme Court's virtual hearing

OTTAWA — It seems even Canada's top court isn't immune to the digital gremlins that meddle with online meetings.

Canadian professor lambasted for 'diversity' article; German journal apologizes

TORONTO — A Canadian professor who criticized diversity hiring in an opinion essay has prompted a prestigious German scientific journal to retract the piece, and the publisher and his university to issue a public apology.