Category Archives: Justice

Former judge’s report into B.C. money laundering to be released Wednesday

VICTORIA — The final report and recommendations of British Columbia's public inquiry into money laundering are scheduled to be released Wednesday.   The B.C. government says in a statement the Cullen Commission's entire report is being released publicl...

Indigenous leaders survey members to explore racist responses when status cards used

VANCOUVER — The Union of BC Indian Chiefs is asking its members how much racism or discrimination they encounter when presenting their status card at banks or retail outlets. A news release from the organization says members will be asked to

N.B. removes mention of ‘unceded’ land from motion recognizing Reconciliation Day

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's government has removed mention of "unceded" land from a motion recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation because of a First Nations title claim before the courts. The amended motion also inserts wording exp...

Officials say congested radio system worked as designed during N.S. mass shooting

HALIFAX — The radio communications system used by the RCMP during Nova Scotia’s mass shooting worked as it was designed to — even if officers struggled to get messages through because of network congestion, officials told an inquiry Thursday. The syste...

N.S. mass shooting: Bureaucracy and muddled advice in RCMP’s search for helicopter

HALIFAX — The inquiry investigating the Nova Scotia mass shooting has released new details about the Mounties' scramble to find an aircraft to track down the killer on the night of April 18, 2020. Documents released Thursday show RCMP commanders were

Casino supervisor tells court that former MP became agitated over blackjack losses

OTTAWA — An operations supervisor at Casino Lac Leamy told an Ottawa courtroom Thursday that former Liberal MP Raj Grewal got so agitated playing blackjack four years ago, the incident was written up in a formal security report. Grewal was charged

Province demanded plan: Edmonton mayor outlines ways city will try to curb crime

Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi highlighted provincial funding discrepancies between his city and Calgary to tackle homelessness as he outlined Thursday a plan to address rising crime in the downtown area. “Currently, there are approximately 634 permanent...

Crown stays charge against federal public servant in echo of Mark Norman case

OTTAWA — The failed prosecution of vice-admiral Mark Norman loomed large on Thursday as a second federal official accused of leaking cabinet secrets about a $700-million shipbuilding contract walked out of an Ottawa courthouse a free man. More than thr...

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Crown drops case in shipbuilding leak trial

OTTAWA — The Crown is dropping its case against federal bureaucrat Matthew Matchett, accused of leaking secret cabinet documents about a $700-million shipbuilding contract. More coming. This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 9, 2022...

Canada, California to partner on climate action and nature protection

LOS ANGELES — Canada and California are kindred progressive spirits on climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday as he and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled a new blueprint for working together to stave off the worst consequences of a