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Dress code at B.C. legislature, women make short-sleeve fashion statement

Dress code at B.C. legislature, women make short-sleeve fashion statement

VICTORIA — A dress code protest at British Columbia's legislature that prompted some women to roll up their sleeves in solidarity on Thursday has resulted in the Speaker's office ordering a review of modern dress expectations at the building.
FCA to cut Windsor auto assembly shift in fall at loss of 1,500 jobs

FCA to cut Windsor auto assembly shift in fall at loss of 1,500 jobs

WINDSOR, Ont. — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says it plans to cut the third shift at its Windsor, Ont., assembly plant later this year at a cost of about 1,500 jobs. The move to end the shift starting Sept.
Quebec bill bans religious symbols for public workers, uses notwithstanding clause

Quebec bill bans religious symbols for public workers, uses notwithstanding clause

Quebec's secularism bill reflects the wishes of the Quebecois nation, the government said after introducing legislation Thursday prohibiting many public sector workers from wearing religious symbols and blocking their ability to challenge the bill ov
Lobbying effort launched to convince Goodale to remove mention of Sikh terrorism

Lobbying effort launched to convince Goodale to remove mention of Sikh terrorism

OTTAWA — A Canadian group advocating for an independent Sikh state in India says the federal government has put all Sikh Canadians in jeopardy by listing Sikh extremism as one of five major terrorist threats in this country.

QuickFacts: Quebec tables secularism bill

Some key elements of Quebec's secularism bill, tabled Thursday by the Coalition Avenir Quebec government.
Ontario's highest court sets 15-day cap on solitary confinement

Ontario's highest court sets 15-day cap on solitary confinement

TORONTO — Ontario's top court has placed a hard cap on solitary confinement in prisons, saying inmates can no longer be isolated for more than 15 days because that amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slams New Brunswick's stance on federal carbon levy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slams New Brunswick's stance on federal carbon levy

ST. STEPHEN, N.B. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slammed New Brunswick Thursday for its opposition to the federal carbon levy, saying Conservative governments across the country "don't think that fighting climate change is a priority.
Quebec teachers, religious groups denounce government's secularism bill

Quebec teachers, religious groups denounce government's secularism bill

MONTREAL — The Quebec government's secularism legislation threatens to stall promising careers, embolden intolerant segments of society and turn religious minorities into second-class citizens, two teachers who stand to be affected by the bill said T
Top bureaucrat wrote 60-page memo to Trudeau about Mark Norman case, lawyer says

Top bureaucrat wrote 60-page memo to Trudeau about Mark Norman case, lawyer says

OTTAWA — Vice-Admiral Mark Norman's lawyer says she wants to see a secret 60-page memo the federal government's top bureaucrat penned to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about her client's case.
Supreme Court stresses jail should be 'last resort' for people awaiting trial

Supreme Court stresses jail should be 'last resort' for people awaiting trial

OTTAWA — Making an accused person wait in jail before trial should be the exception, not the rule, the Supreme Court of Canada says in a decision that affirms a key legal safeguard intended to ensure speedy justice.