OTTAWA—Many Indigenous communities lack policing services that meet their safety and security needs despite long-standing efforts to remedy the shortcomings, a federally commissioned report says.
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OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered an emotional clarion call yesterday as he urged people of all political stripes to turn the page on hateful ideology and condemn the sort of intolerance that fuelled the brutal killing of 50 Muslims in New Zealand.
OTTAWA—A panel of MPs wants the federal government to look at making criminal pardons automatic for some offenders who have served their sentences.
The House of Commons public safety committee also suggests lowering the $631 fee for a pardon and simplifying the often-complex process for applicants.
OTTAWA—Canada's spy agency says many members of the environmental and Indigenous communities see the federal purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline as a betrayal, and suggests that could intensify opposition to expanding the project.
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.
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.