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More diversity on courtroom benches welcome, top judge Wagner says

More diversity on courtroom benches welcome, top judge Wagner says

OTTAWA — Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Wagner said Thursday he would welcome more diversity on courtroom benches, but he refused to be drawn into a broader discussion of systemic racism.
Bloc MP's gesture was dismissive of racialized communities, says Singh

Bloc MP's gesture was dismissive of racialized communities, says Singh

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he believes the gesture a Bloc Quebecois MP made toward him wasn't aimed at him personally, but dismissed the lives of Indigenous and Black people who have been victimized by police.
Partner of N.S. gunman no longer executor of estate valued at $1.2 million

Partner of N.S. gunman no longer executor of estate valued at $1.2 million

HALIFAX — The girlfriend of a gunman who carried out a mass shooting in Nova Scotia has renounced her right to be the executor of his will for an estate initially valued at more than $1.2 million.
Bad chocks, brake training blamed for crash to prime minister's plane

Bad chocks, brake training blamed for crash to prime minister's plane

OTTAWA — Military investigators have revealed the sequence of events that led the Royal Canadian Air Force plane normally used by the prime minister to run into a tow tractor and hangar wall and suffer severe damage.
New data sees small increase in veterans' historical risk of suicide

New data sees small increase in veterans' historical risk of suicide

OTTAWA — The federal government has released updated figures showing once again that Canadian veterans are at greater risk of suicide than those who have never served in uniform.
Stephen Lewis says Trudeau ran superficial Security Council campaign for Canada

Stephen Lewis says Trudeau ran superficial Security Council campaign for Canada

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government's superficial foreign policy hamstrung its diplomats and caused Canada's defeat in the first round of voting for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, says the former Canadian ambassador who helped battle Sout
Accused must knowingly breach bail conditions to be found guilty: Supreme Court

Accused must knowingly breach bail conditions to be found guilty: Supreme Court

OTTAWA — A person accused of breaching bail must knowingly or recklessly violate conditions in order to be found guilty of straying from them, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.
Border rules mean gruelling drive for Quebecers headed to Iles-de-la-Madeleine

Border rules mean gruelling drive for Quebecers headed to Iles-de-la-Madeleine

MONTREAL — Quebecers hoping to vacation on the Iles-de-la-Madeleine learned this week they will not be able to stop in New Brunswick overnight because of restrictions on interprovincial travel.
N.S. inmates worry housing during COVID-19 could end unless funding extended

N.S. inmates worry housing during COVID-19 could end unless funding extended

HALIFAX — Several advocacy groups in Nova Scotia say 20 provincial inmates who shifted to community housing during the COVID-19 crisis could lose their residences by the end of the month unless a fresh source of funding can be found.
Civil servants to resume talks with federal government in the midst of COVID-19

Civil servants to resume talks with federal government in the midst of COVID-19

OTTAWA — Contract talks are expected to resume next week for about 70,000 federal government employees, many of whom have been delivering emergency financial aid to millions of Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic.