Category Archives: Justice

Memorial service in Nova Scotia marks one year since mass shooting started

TRURO, N.S. — Relatives of 22 people slain during a killer's rampage in rural Nova Scotia gathered inside a church Sunday to take part in an emotional ceremony that honoured the victims one year later. The sombre event at First United

Gay Liberal MP calls on O’Toole to disavow Tory MP’s remark suggesting he’s ‘unclean’

OTTAWA — A gay Liberal MP is calling on Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole to disavow a remark by one of his caucus members that appeared to suggest he and other LGBTQ people are "unclean."Toronto MP Rob Oliphant was indignant Friday

Court of Appeal grants partial stay in ruling on B.C. auto injuries

VICTORIA — The British Columbia Court of Appeal has granted a temporary and partial stay in the legal fight over how drivers in the province can have their accident disputes resolved. The Attorney General's Ministry says certain disputes may now be

New Brunswick First Nations chiefs say notice to end tax deal came nine months early

FREDERICTON — The chiefs of six Wolastoqey First Nations in New Brunswick say a notice sent Tuesday by the provincial government to end existing tax collection agreements is premature. They say notice to cancel the agreements can't be given for another...

Huawei CFO’s legal team applies for adjournment in final extradition hearings

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Supreme Court says lawyers for Meng Wanzhou are applying to adjourn the final three-week leg of her extradition case set to begin April 26.  The court says in a statement that the Huawei executive's legal team will

73,000 Quebec teachers plan to walk off the job for more than two hours April 27

MONTREAL — Around 73,000 Quebec teachers say they will walk off the job for several hours on April 27.  The strike is scheduled to take place from 2:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will be the second strike day this month

Vautour family to continue fight for N.B. land expropriated for national park

FREDERICTON — Parks Canada is offering to move the belongings of the late Jackie Vautour out of New Brunswick's Kouchibouguac National Park. But Vautour's son calls the offer shameful and says he'll continue his father's 50-year battle against expropr...

Pact allowing Canada to return asylum claimants to U.S. is constitutional: court

OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Appeal has found that a pact between Ottawa and Washington to turn back asylum-seekers entering Canada from the United States does not violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. A three-judge panel ruled unanimously Thurs...

Proposed law in Montana to restart lethal injections falls short by narrow margin

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana senate narrowly defeated a bill Thursday that would have allowed the state to resume lethal injections.  The decision directly affects Ronald Smith, originally from Red Deer, Alta., who has been on death row since 1983.  All...

Liberal motion to impose closure on UNDRIP bill passes, limiting time for debate

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have used an unpopular tool to limit time for debate in the House of Commons on a bill that would harmonize Canada's laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.The Liberals