VANCOUVER—The abuses so often cited by opponents of polygamy—sexual abuse, subjugation, conflict— certainly are not unique to multiple marriage, an expert testified yesterday at a landmark B.C. court case examining Canada’s ban on the practice.
OTTAWA—Federal Conservatives are facing opposition accusations that they cheated to win the 2006 election.
Opposition parties levelled the charge yesterday after learning that Elections Canada has—for the second time—taken the governing party to task for allegedly hiding national campaign expenses during the election that brought Prime Minister Stephen Harper to power.
HALIFAX—Strong winds and heavy rains washed out roads, downed tree branches, and caused widespread power outages and flooding in parts of Atlantic Canada.
Environment Canada issued wind warnings across the region, with gusts in the range of 100 km/h or more expected in many places and up to 140 km/h in western Cape Breton.
TORONTO—The family of an 11-year-old boy fatally shot at an outdoor birthday party lashed out at the justice system yesterday after the two men charged with causing his death were acquitted of second-degree murder.
Ephraim Brown, who had been allowed to stay up past his usual bedtime for the party, was killed in the crossfire as shots rang out in the early hours of July 22, 2007.
TORONTO—Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney is issuing a broad warning to Canadians, firms, and governments that the financial and economic crisis is far from over and they need to rein in their appetite for cheap money.
VANCOUVER—An apparent lull in Vancouver’s gang violence was shattered early yesterday after a shooting that wounded 10 people and awoke residents to the sounds of gunfire.
Investigators were quick to label the shooting gang-related, but police haven’t confirmed whether any of the victims simply were innocent bystanders caught up in the violence.
OTTAWA—The watchdog over the RCMP is urging the police force to clearly tell officers not to hog-tie people after finding the generally forbidden technique was used in 40 percent of cases in which someone died after being hit with a Taser stun gun.
OSLO, Norway—With his Nobel Peace Prize diploma placed in an empty chair, imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was given a standing ovation at the award ceremony today as dignitaries demanded his release.
OTTAWA— proposed national day of air-screening rage in the United States that drew barely a whimper of protest likely would elicit an even bigger yawn in Canada, a new poll suggests.
Just one in 10 Canadian respondents in The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey expressed dissatisfaction with airport security measures.
MONTREAL—AbitibiBowater is attracting some glowing reviews after finally emerging from 20 months of creditor protection as a lower-cost forest products company better able to withstand slowing demand for newsprint.
The Montreal-based company confirmed its rebirth yesterday—hours after the Toronto Stock Exchange said new shares in the company will begin trading today.