TORONTO—People accused of sexual assault in Ontario once again are allowed to use excessive intoxication as a defence against criminal charges, a judge has ruled, finding that a federal law preventing such an argument is unconstitutional.
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WINNIPEG—RCMP say officers were responding to a break-and-enter call in western Manitoba when they came under fire the minute they got out of their cruisers.
Assistant Commissioner Scott Kolody, commanding officer of the RCMP in Manitoba, said one officer was hit and seriously injured around 9:30 p.m. yesterday just outside the town of Onanole.
WINNIPEG—Manitoba is aiming to speed up family court so that divorces, child custody disputes, and other matters don't drag on for years.
Chief Justice Glenn Joyal of Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench says coming changes are aimed at reducing not only the demands on court time but also the toll taken on people involved.
TORONTO—A Toronto man is facing charges after an alleged road rage incident involving another man seen clinging to the hood of the vehicle.
The OPP said the incident happened yesterday morning on a highway in northern Toronto.
Video of the footage caught on a dashcam shows a man on the hood of the vehicle while it is travelling at highway speed.
OTTAWA — Provinces that don't get on board with the federal Liberals' plan to deal with climate change, including putting a price on pollution, will forfeit their share of a $2-billion federal fund, Environment minister Catherine McKenna said.
TORONTO—Math test scores among public elementary students in Ontario have been decreasing over the last five years, indicating government efforts to reverse the trend have not worked, according to the agency administering standardized assessments in the province.
KANANASKIS, Alta.—Conservation officers say a bear that seriously injured two hikers in a southern Alberta park retreated after biting into a can of bear spray that one of the people was holding.
VANCOUVER—Scientists who are trying to treat an ailing killer whale in the Pacific Ocean off Washington state are looking at injecting the animal with a second dose of antibiotics and another drug.
For the past few weeks, the endangered female killer whale, called J50, has been at the centre of an international rescue effort. She was last spotted Friday.
THUNDER BAY, Ont.—A man from Thunder Bay, Ont., is facing multiple charges after an unusual weekend incident in the city.
Local police say they were called to an area where a half-dressed man covered in what appeared to be cooking oil was allegedly wandering into traffic.
OTTAWA—Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is giving the green light to a new roadside test to check for drugs.
Yesterday, Wilson-Raybould approved the Drager DrugTest 5000 as the first saliva screening equipment to be used by law enforcement to test for THC, the main psychoactive agent in cannabis.