BATH, Ont.—Serial rapist and killer Paul Bernardo pleaded unsuccessfully for a second chance yesterday, arguing low self-esteem drove him to commit the sexually-twisted crimes he now rues and that he no longer poses any threat to the public.
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Ottawa wants to make it free and fast for Canadians to obtain criminal pardons for simple pot possession, but Public Safety minister Ralph Goodale made it clear yesterday the government does not support the push for conviction records to be destroyed outright.
TORONTO—Ontario passed its cannabis legislation yesterday, firmly establishing the right to smoke marijuana in public in the province hours after recreational use of drug became legal across Canada.
The province has taken action to prevent an immediate increase in beer prices by stepping in to halt a scheduled tax hike put in place by the previous government.
By taking this step, Premier Doug Ford, along with Finance minister Vic Fedeli, will leave more money in the pockets of Ontario beer fans.
TORONTO — Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland.
Voters in London, Ont. will become the first in Canada to use ranked ballots in a municipal election when they head to the polls next week, with experts saying the city's experience will be closely watched by communities across the country.
OTTAWA—MPs spent their first day back in Parliament after Thanksgiving break debating the perils of climate change.
The emergency debate was granted by House of Commons Speaker Geoffrey Regan just a week after the United Nations climate change arm dropped an explosive warning.
TORONTO—Two Ontario legislators from different parties introduced separate bills yesterday aimed at stopping auto insurance companies from charging drivers higher premiums based on where they live, saying it was time for the practice to end.
OTTAWA—With just hours to go before pot is legal in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says parents will play a role in talking to their kids about the drug.
Trudeau says a regulated market for marijuana—a pillar of his 2015 election campaign—will help keep cannabis out of the hands of Canadian kids and combat the flourishing black market.
With more depressing results that suggest climate change threatens half of Canada's songbirds with significant habitat loss, you might expect one of the new study's authors to be downcast.
But Jeff Wells isn't.