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Judges hear Alberta Crown appeal of couple's acquittal in toddler death

Judges hear Alberta Crown appeal of couple's acquittal in toddler death

CALGARY — The Crown says an Alberta judge showed bias against a medical expert last year when he acquitted a couple on trial in the death of their ill son, but the defence says the court process was fair.

Known fraudsters targeting CERB for wrongful benefits, Commons committee told

OTTAWA — Harsh penalties for defrauding the Canada Emergency Response Benefit are needed because organized crime and identity thieves are trying to scam the program, a House of Commons committee was told Thursday A Canada Revenue Agency official said
Man found dead in Regina lake twice went to hospital for help, called 911

Man found dead in Regina lake twice went to hospital for help, called 911

REGINA — The family of a young man says he tried twice to get mental help at a hospital the day he drowned in a lake in Regina — and that he was taken there the second time, just hours before his apparent suicide, by police.
Ottawa commits $133M in further aid for Indigenous businesses

Ottawa commits $133M in further aid for Indigenous businesses

Ottawa will spend a further $133 million to help Indigenous businesses suffering the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vancouver mayor calls on B.C. premier to review policing across province

Vancouver mayor calls on B.C. premier to review policing across province

Vancouver's mayor wants the B.C. government to conduct a review of policing across the province, claiming city councils can only "rubber stamp" decisions.
PM, Scheer blame one another for blocking emergency disability benefit

PM, Scheer blame one another for blocking emergency disability benefit

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer angrily traded accusations Thursday over who is to blame for blocking an emergency benefit to help Canadians with disabilities weather the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alberta licence plates become targets for COVID-19 fears in some B.C. towns

Alberta licence plates become targets for COVID-19 fears in some B.C. towns

VICTORIA — A British Columbia mayor says his community has embarked on a COVID-19 kindness campaign to counter concerns about animosity after reports of rudeness towards people driving vehicles with out-of-province licence plates.
Fearing COVID-19, daughter pleads for Ontario dad's release from Cairo prison

Fearing COVID-19, daughter pleads for Ontario dad's release from Cairo prison

OTTAWA — The daughter of a Canadian man imprisoned in Cairo for more than a year says her father is at risk of succumbing to COVID-19 unless the government can win his freedom.
Guelph police defend decision not to publicize Ontario MP's arrest

Guelph police defend decision not to publicize Ontario MP's arrest

GUELPH, Ont. — Police in southwestern Ontario say they didn't inform the public about assault charges against a member of Parliament because the force didn't believe he posed a significant risk to the public.
Court rules Manitoba's public-sector wage-freeze bill violates Charter

Court rules Manitoba's public-sector wage-freeze bill violates Charter

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba judge struck down the provincial government's attempt to freeze the wages of more than 110,000 public sector workers Thursday, calling the bill enacting the wage freeze unduly harsh and a violation of the Charter of Rights and F
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