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Scheer promises mandatory sentence of five years for child abuse

Scheer promises mandatory sentence of five years for child abuse

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer pledged Thursday to get tough on crime with mandatory minimum sentences of five years for anyone convicted of abusing children. Scheer, who made an announcement in the Montreal suburb of Delson, Que.
Supreme Court of Canada to weigh video-lottery terminals class-action case

Supreme Court of Canada to weigh video-lottery terminals class-action case

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will look at whether a potentially groundbreaking court case that takes aim at video-lottery terminals can proceed and, if so, on what grounds.
N.L. man found not guilty of possessing child pornography in sex doll trial

N.L. man found not guilty of possessing child pornography in sex doll trial

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A Newfoundland man has been found not guilty of possessing child pornography after a judge determined it was not proven he knew the sex doll he ordered was child-sized.

Smoke from Alberta wildfire drifts northwest, covering much of Yukon

WHITEHORSE — Residents in many parts of Yukon are feeling the effects of smoke from a wildfire burning about 1,000 kilometres away in Alberta.

Winnipeg church's statue left headless; scrap dealers possible saving grace

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg church's bronze statue of a prominent saint that was once blessed by a pope has been decapitated. The work depicting St. Volodymyr outside the Cathedral of Sts.
Supreme Court of Canada won't hear Alberta murder appeals

Supreme Court of Canada won't hear Alberta murder appeals

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada won't hear the appeals of an Alberta couple convicted of first-degree murder.

Man in B.C. charged with murder and arson in 2016 New Brunswick death

VAL-D'AMOUR, N.B. — A 42-year-old man living in British Columbia has been charged with second-degree murder and arson in connection with the death of a woman in northern New Brunswick in 2016.
In the news today, May 23

In the news today, May 23

Four stories in the news for Thursday, May 23 ——— TRUDEAU TO EXONERATE CHIEF POUNDMAKER Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to visit a Saskatchewan First Nation today to exonerate a chief unjustly convicted of treason more than 130 years ago.
Futurist Martine Rothblatt sees a day when human and machine become one

Futurist Martine Rothblatt sees a day when human and machine become one

MONTREAL — It's reasonable to expect that in 50 years, humans will build their own identities the way computers download software, says futurist Martine Rothblatt.
Pipeline protester chimes in on prime minister's fundraising speech

Pipeline protester chimes in on prime minister's fundraising speech

VANCOUVER — An Indigenous protester opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion interrupted a speech by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a Liberal fundraiser on Wednesday.