OTTAWA—The government of Alberta is being lambasted in a review of Canada's justice system as the only province to keep secret the number of indigenous people it has locked up over the last five years.
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OTTAWA—Members of Parliament broke into applause yesterday after singing the new, gender-neutral lyrics to “O Canada” in the House of Commons, just hours after the change became law.
The new wording became official earlier in the day—capping off a years-long effort to make the anthem more inclusive that was spearheaded by late Liberal MP Mauril Belanger.
OTTAWA—There will be no extra money set aside to inform Canadians about forthcoming changes to the lyrics of “O Canada,” which are expected to become official in the coming days.
VANCOUVER—Forcing federal inmates into solitary confinement for indefinite periods is unconstitutional because it puts them at significant risk of psychological harm and suicide, a British Columbia Supreme Court judge has ruled.
VANCOUVER—Hunting grizzly bears has been banned in British Columbia, a move guides complain will put them out of business while environmentalists say it is long overdue.
VANCOUVER—Severely-ill Canadians who don't qualify for medical help in dying will suffer even longer while they wait to find out whether the federal government has violated their right to a medically-assisted death after a court ruling in B.C. yesterday, a civil liberties group says.
VANCOUVER—Federal NDP leadership hopefuls lined up yesterday to take shots at rival Jagmeet Singh during the eighth and final debate in the campaign to replace outgoing leader Tom Mulcair.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C.—A man who underwent a psychotic break and murdered his three children as they lay asleep in their beds does not pose enough of a threat to the public to be labelled high risk, a British Columbia Supreme Court judge has found.
VANCOUVER—The union representing postal workers wants Canada Post to release the number of community mailboxes that have been broken into across the country.
Mike Palecek, national president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, said he's frustrated by the Crown corporation's unwillingness to share how frequently mail theft occurs.
VANCOUVER—British Columbia faces a two-week period of uncertainty until the final results are in from its tight election race and it becomes clearer whether the province has a minority or majority government.