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Controversial head of judges' disciplinary council retires

Controversial head of judges' disciplinary council retires

TORONTO — The controversial head of the council responsible for handling complaints against federal judges has retired.
Heritage Ministry reviewing workplace harassment probe at Canadian Museum of History

Heritage Ministry reviewing workplace harassment probe at Canadian Museum of History

OTTAWA — The Heritage Ministry says it’s reviewing the results of an independent investigation into harassment allegations at the Canadian Museum of History.
Faces sex charges in U. S: Decision reserved on fashion king Peter Nygard's bail

Faces sex charges in U. S: Decision reserved on fashion king Peter Nygard's bail

WINNIPEG — Peter Nygard will remain in jail for another week despite his lawyers laying out an updated bail plan for the Canadian fashion king who faces sex trafficking and racketeering charges in the United States.
Opioid deaths highlight need to decriminalize hard-drug possession, police chiefs say

Opioid deaths highlight need to decriminalize hard-drug possession, police chiefs say

TORONTO — The scourge of overdose deaths underscores the need for Canada to decriminalize simple possession of hard drugs, the head of the national chiefs of police association said on Thursday.
New trial ordered for N.S. booking officers convicted in jail cell death case

New trial ordered for N.S. booking officers convicted in jail cell death case

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for two special constables convicted of criminal negligence in the suffocation death of an inmate at a Halifax police lockup.
Conservatives say final months of 2020 a record for fundraising

Conservatives say final months of 2020 a record for fundraising

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives say they raised more than $7.6 million in the final three months of 2020. The figures come as all federal parties continue the work of prepping for a potential election this year.
Military justice system at crossroads as court hears case on judges' independence

Military justice system at crossroads as court hears case on judges' independence

OTTAWA — Canada’s military justice system will be on trial again Friday, when an appeal court weighs whether the handful of judges responsible for overseeing courts martial are truly independent.
Supreme Court won't hear police oversight case; Black family alleged brutality

Supreme Court won't hear police oversight case; Black family alleged brutality

TORONTO — Canada's top court refused on Thursday to hear a case involving the limits of police oversight, prompting a renewed call for a misconduct hearing against a police officer a Black family accused of brutality.
Liberal government to voice support for Joe Biden cancelling U.S. 'global gag rule'

Liberal government to voice support for Joe Biden cancelling U.S. 'global gag rule'

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — The federal government will voice its support later today when President Joe Biden rescinds the United States' so-called global gag rule. The policy prohibits international non-profit groups from receiving U.S.
Top court to hear case on sexual consent and use of protection

Top court to hear case on sexual consent and use of protection

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear a case concerning the use of protection during sex and how that relates to consent and possible deception.