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Quebec court grants Ottawa third extension to deal with revamped assisted-dying law

Quebec court grants Ottawa third extension to deal with revamped assisted-dying law

A Quebec judge has granted the federal government another delay in bringing medical assistance in dying legislation in line with a ruling from the province's Superior Court. This time around, Ottawa asked for — and received — until Feb.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. There are 488,638 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 488,638 confirmed cases (76,310 active, 398,412 resolved, 13,916 deaths).
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada on Dec. 17, 2020

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada on Dec. 17, 2020

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (All times Eastern): 8:45 p.m.
Ontario reports new daily COVID-19 record as new measures take effect in Saskatchewan

Ontario reports new daily COVID-19 record as new measures take effect in Saskatchewan

Ontario hit a record Thursday for new daily COVID-19 cases as hospitals urged a month-long lockdown, while tougher restrictions took effect in Saskatchewan, Alberta recorded its highest death toll and a vaccine maker said vials may yield more doses t

Feds fund new integrated teams on money laundering, earmark $98.9 million

OTTAWA — The federal government is creating new teams to investigate money laundering across Canada. The RCMP says the teams will work collaboratively and be based in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.
'Mere coincidence': N.S. gunman killed after Mounties pull up at gas pump next to him

'Mere coincidence': N.S. gunman killed after Mounties pull up at gas pump next to him

HALIFAX — A new report from an independent police watchdog reveals that the April 19 fatal shooting of the Nova Scotia mass killer occurred after two RCMP officers happened to pull up at a gas pump next to the gunman's vehicle.
Alek Minassian incapable of rational choice at time of van attack, defence argues

Alek Minassian incapable of rational choice at time of van attack, defence argues

TORONTO — Alek Minassian's autism spectrum disorder left him incapable of making a rational choice when he chose to drive a van down a Toronto sidewalk and kill 10 people, his defence lawyer argued Thursday.
Senator links drug used in botched U.S. lethal injections to assisted death in Canada

Senator links drug used in botched U.S. lethal injections to assisted death in Canada

OTTAWA — A Conservative senator is questioning why a drug blamed for botched executions in the United States is being used to provide medical assistance in dying in Canada. But Sen.
Justice, public safety ministers discuss need for anti-racism training

Justice, public safety ministers discuss need for anti-racism training

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says a need for anti-racism training for all people working in the criminal justice system was a focus of conversation with his counterparts from across the country at a two-day meeting.
RCMP major crime, forensic investigators headed to Clyde River following shooting

RCMP major crime, forensic investigators headed to Clyde River following shooting

CLYDE RIVER, Nunavut — Nunavut RCMP say major crime and forensic investigators are on their way from Iqaluit to Clyde River following a shooting.