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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.
In his own words: Firefighter tells how he caught kids dropped from burning home

In his own words: Firefighter tells how he caught kids dropped from burning home

WINDSOR, N.S. — A Nova Scotia couple was forced to drop their baby and toddler from the second floor of their fast-burning house into the waiting arms of a firefighter early Thursday. Windsor, N.S.
Calgary police officers to appeal corruption conviction in harassment case

Calgary police officers to appeal corruption conviction in harassment case

CALGARY — Two former Calgary police officers found guilty of misusing department computers and harassing a woman in a custody battle have filed appeals.
Trudeau sells housing plan in visit to hot real estate market in B.C.

Trudeau sells housing plan in visit to hot real estate market in B.C.

MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted efforts by the Liberal government to help first-time homebuyers put more down on their mortgages during a visit to a region of the country Monday that is facing a housing squeeze.
Much of East Coast is one 'perfect storm' away from being cut off from Canada

Much of East Coast is one 'perfect storm' away from being cut off from Canada

AMHERST, N.S. — First of a two-part series on the stunning potential impact that climate change could have on the low-lying, narrow band of land connecting Nova Scotia to the rest of Canada.
B.C. human rights tribunal rules anti-transgender poster campaign discriminatory

B.C. human rights tribunal rules anti-transgender poster campaign discriminatory

VANCOUVER — A Vancouver trans woman who made a human rights complaint about a poster campaign that called transgenderism an "impossibility" has won her case. Morgane Oger ran as an NDP candidate in the 2017 British Columbia election.
Wrongfully convicted man's case sat on Wilson-Raybould's desk for months

Wrongfully convicted man's case sat on Wilson-Raybould's desk for months

OTTAWA — Glen Assoun's lawyer says the wrongfully convicted Halifax man suffered "every single day" as he waited to be exonerated for a murder he didn't commit — a wait that was prolonged for months as his case sat on former justice minister Jody Wil
In the news today, March 28

In the news today, March 28

Five stories in the news for Thursday, March 28 ——— QUEBEC TO TABLE LONG-AWAITED SECULARISM BILL The Coalition Avenir Quebec government will table its secularism bill today, fulfilling an election promise to prohibit many public sector employees, inc

OD prevention sites possible at Canada's prisons: Correctional Service

VANCOUVER — Canada's prisoner service is considering opening overdose prevention sites as it expands a needle-exchange program that is now offered at a fifth institution for offenders who inject smuggled drugs.

Newfoundland woman stabbed boyfriend over ejection from Bryan Adams concert

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A Newfoundland woman angry at her boyfriend because they were ejected from a Bryan Adams concert threw a pot of macaroni salad at him and then stabbed his face, a St. John's court has heard.