Category Archives: Justice

Yukon’s chief coroner cautions about ‘extremely high number of drug-related deaths’

WHITEHORSE — Yukon's chief coroner has issued a warning to residents about an increase in opioid-related deaths. Heather Jones says in a statement that officials have confirmed four deaths due to illicit drugs in the first seven days of this year

China Mobile presses court for federal info to help fight national security case

OTTAWA — A Chinese state-owned telecom firm is pressing for disclosure of federal information to help the company fight Ottawa's order that its Canadian subsidiary be sold or shut down on national security grounds. During a Federal Court hearing Wednes...

Suspended Alberta justice minister says he wasn’t distracted driving, phone in pocket

EDMONTON — Kaycee Madu says he understands why Alberta Premier Jason Kenney relieved him as justice minister after Madu phoned Edmonton’s police chief about a traffic ticket. Madu says he did not phone Edmonton police Chief Dale McFee to get the

Feds appear in no rush to conduct overdue parliamentary review of assisted dying law

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government appears to be in no hurry to complete a legally required parliamentary review of Canada's law on medical assistance in dying, which is already 18 months overdue. Repeated delays have led some critics to conclude

Opposition wants Kenney to say when he knew of justice minister’s police call

EDMONTON — The Opposition in the Alberta legislature says Premier Jason Kenney needs to disclose when he learned that his justice minister had phoned Edmonton’s police chief about a traffic ticket and what Kenney did when he found out.  “This all

Manitoba grand chief says $85.5M settlement for flood damage is fair

WINNIPEG — The grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says the latest court settlement for property owners affected by devastating flooding more than a decade ago is fair. The Manitoba government diverted water from the Assiniboine River to red...

Kenney relieves justice minister of duties, orders investigation into police call

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has relieved Justice Minister Kaycee Madu of his duties after it came to light that Madu called Edmonton’s police chief about a traffic ticket.  Kenney says while all parties agree Madu never asked Chief Dale

N.S. government seeks delay in housing rights hearing for people with disabilities

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's government is asking to delay a human rights case involving access to housing for people with disabilities until the country's top court rules on the matter. The province's Court of Appeal ruled in October that the long

Report on ‘defunding’ Halifax police recommends reforms, no specific budget cuts

HALIFAX — A committee tasked with defining how to defund Halifax-area police has instead produced a wide-ranging report recommending a shift away from a "reactive" enforcement-based policing model — but it includes no specific budget cuts.  The report,...

Time to review how RCMP can best serve communities, union head says

OTTAWA — The head of the RCMP officers' union says it's time for a basic look at how the national police force can best serve communities across the country. Such a review could help figure out how many Mounties are needed