Category Archives: Justice

Key enterprises could face penalties under federal bill to bolster cybersecurity

OTTAWA — Key enterprises in the banking and telecommunications industries would be among those required to bolster cybersecurity and report digital attacks — or possibly face penalties — under a federal bill introduced Tuesday. The legislation is inten...

Alberta drops remaining COVID restrictions as it says new case numbers keep falling

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is lifting the few pandemic restrictions that remain in place, saying the province is moving past the Omicron wave as COVID-19 hospitalizations decline steadily. The government announced the decision in a news release ...

Manitoba to join battle if Quebec secularism law goes before SCOC: justice minister

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government would move to join the battle against Quebec's law on religious symbols if it were to go before the Supreme Court of Canada, says the province's justice minister. "It's a Quebec bill, but it does have

Two Sikh rally organizers say they were wrongly arrested amid Parliament bomb scare

OTTAWA — Two organizers of a Sikh event near Parliament Hill on Saturday say they are still in shock after being wrongfully arrested in connection with a bomb threat, an experience one of the men described as "disrespectful" and "harassment." Officials...

Half of those arrested in tense Halifax housing protest no longer facing charges

HALIFAX — Carmel Farahbakhsh says that when she headed to a Halifax demonstration last August to protest the city's decision to tear down temporary housing for the homeless, she was expecting to peacefully make her point. Instead, the 29-year-old said ...

Watchdog nominee Philippe Dufresne stresses privacy as a ‘fundamental right’

OTTAWA — Philippe Dufresne, the government's nominee to be the next federal privacy watchdog, says coming legislation must recognize privacy as a "fundamental right." Dufresene told a House of Commons committee scrutinizing his nomination that he would...

Crown probing ex-MP Raj Grewal’s guest list for India receptions with Justin Trudeau

OTTAWA — Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal sent the names of 100 people he wanted to invite to receptions with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in India in 2018, and no one on his list raised any red flags with Trudeau's

Mass shooting inquiry: N.S. paramedics offer dramatic testimony about their role

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia paramedic Melanie Lowe struggled to maintain her composure Monday as she described the night two years ago when four children climbed into her ambulance and described how their parents had just been shot to death.  "They were

Quebec coroner investigates case of teen shot dead by provincial police in 2018

SHERBROOKE, Que. — Nearly four years after her teenage son was shot in the head and killed by a provincial police officer, a Quebec mother said Monday at a coroner's inquest she hopes to finally have a full accounting of

Police identify persons of interest but no threat as Parliament Hill probe continues

Ottawa Police said they identified two persons of interest but no public safety concerns as they continued to investigate an incident that briefly led to the evacuation of Parliament Hill. Police said in a news release that they received information Sa...