Category Archives: Justice

Final House of Commons vote expected on bill reforming mandatory minimum sentencing

OTTAWA — Federal MPs are expected to vote this afternoon on whether to adopt the Liberals' mandatory minimums bill and send it to the Senate. Bill C-5 would amend the Criminal Code to remove mandatory minimum sentences for all drug

RCMP investigating false Parliament Hill bomb tip against Sikh men: Ottawa police

Ottawa police say the RCMP is conducting an ongoing investigation into the false bomb tip that led to the arrest of two Sikh rally organizers near Parliament Hill on Saturday. Interim Ottawa police chief Steve Bell shared that information in a

Personal information about more than 100 military sex misconduct claimants leaked

OTTAWA — The company overseeing the federal government's $900-million settlement deal with military members who experienced sexual misconduct in uniform is admitting to more privacy breaches, despite repeated promises to have fixed the problem. Epiq Cl...

B.C. money laundering public inquiry report, recommendations to be released

VANCOUVER — A report being released today is expected to explain how billions of dollars in suspected illegal cash was funnelled into British Columbia's real estate sector, casinos and luxury car market.  The New Democrat government appointed former B....

N.S. court overturns 2017 law that imposed labour contract on school teachers

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia judge has ruled that a provincial law that imposed a labour contract on teachers was unconstitutional, five years after it was passed by the former Liberal government. Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice John Keith says in

Nova Scotia residents grieving the April 2020 mass shooting still seeking help

HALIFAX — Two years after a man disguised as a Mountie killed 22 people in Nova Scotia, grieving people are still coming forward to get help from the province's victim services program, a government official told a public inquiry Tuesday. Kim

Police sergeant says slain Quebec teenager holding air pistol was perceived as threat

SHERBROOKE, Que. — Quebec provincial police officers who responded to an emergency call that left a 17-year-old dead testified on Tuesday about a quick interaction with a teenager in crisis that lasted just over a minute. Their testimony was part of

Police face growing questions, calls for investigation into false Parliament bomb tip

OTTAWA — Police are facing mounting questions about the origin of a false bomb tip that led to the arrest of two Sikh rally organizers near Parliament Hill on Saturday, with some calling for an investigation into those who alerted

N.S. shooting inquiry: Half of RCMP 911 call takers and dispatchers off work

HALIFAX — Half the number of 911 call takers and dispatchers who responded to emergency calls during the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting are still on the job, say the supervisors for the province's RCMP operational communications centre. Before the two-...

‘Whisky war’ with Denmark over tiny Arctic island ends peacefully with deal

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly has struck a historic deal with Denmark, settling a dispute stretching back five decades over a 1.3-square-kilometre island in the Arctic. Joly and the Danish foreign affairs minister Jeppe Kofod signed an...