OTTAWA—Canada's police chiefs are pressing the Trudeau government to sign a new electronic data-sharing agreement with the United States to overcome hurdles in the fight against crimes ranging from fraud to cyberterrorism.
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OTTAWA—A federal judge has approved a landmark deal to compensate members of the military and other agencies who were investigated and sometimes fired because of their sexual orientation.
Cheers of joy and celebratory hugs greeted the decision of Federal Court Justice Martine St-Louis after hours of testimony yesterday from class-action members.
OTTAWA—A Jehovah's Witness who was expelled from a Calgary congregation cannot take his case to a judge, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.
In a 9-0 decision today, the high court said the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench has no jurisdiction to review the congregation's decision to shun Randy Wall over alleged drunkenness and verbal abuse.
OTTAWA—The federal prison service plans to introduce needle exchange programs in a bid to reduce the incidence of infectious diseases among inmates.
The move, which comes after years of pressure from prisoners and health advocates, quickly was denounced by the union representing prison guards.
OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada has affirmed the constitutionality of a New Brunswick law that ensnared a man who brought home a trunkload of beer and liquor from neighbouring Quebec.
OTTAWA—He's the Liberal MP for a large, rural Ontario riding with lots of gun owners but Bob Nault says he's not worried about a voter backlash over the government's new firearms bill.
The Conservatives say the legislation unfairly would target law-abiding hunters and target shooters with fresh measures.
OTTAWA—Criminals are using the darker corners of the internet, hard-to-track digital currency, and creative shipping techniques to sell illicit guns to Canadians, the RCMP is warning.
The message comes as thousands of young people across North America demand an end to gun violence, and the Trudeau government moves to tighten laws on the licensing, sale, and tracing of firearms.
OTTAWA—The mayor of Canada's biggest city is stressing the need for more money and stronger laws to fight the scourge of gang-related gun violence.
Toronto Mayor John Tory said yesterday that while Canada generally has tight controls on firearms, there are “some holes that exist in that system.”
OTTAWA—People shouldn't “jump to conclusions” about when they'll be able to buy marijuana legally as a key federal bill makes its way through Parliament, Public Safety minister Ralph Goodale says.
There will be an implementation phase that takes a “short period of time” after passage of the bill legalizing recreational marijuana use, Goodale noted yesterday.
OTTAWA—It may have a scary name but it's intended to help—not frighten—already traumatized children.
“Project Arachnid” is an automated system that crawls like a spider through online links to detect child sexual abuse images and videos, helping ensure prompt removal.