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Blair says more gun-control action needed, signals no new steps before election

Blair says more gun-control action needed, signals no new steps before election

OTTAWA — Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair says more must be done to address gun violence, but he's also signalling that no new measures will be taken before the fall election.

'Codco' star Greg Malone to run for federal Greens in Newfoundland this fall

Greg Malone, a former star of the Codco TV sketch comedy series, will be running for the Green Party of Canada in the upcoming federal election. The party said Tuesday Malone will carry its colours in the Newfoundland riding of Avalon.
Liberals to reject Senate changes to solitary confinement bill

Liberals to reject Senate changes to solitary confinement bill

OTTAWA — The Liberals are poised to reject a number of the Senate's amendments to a bill that aims to end solitary confinement — changes many lawyers and human rights advocates say are necessary to make the bill constitutional.

Trans Mountain timeline: A look at key dates in the project's history

OTTAWA — The federal cabinet's long-awaited decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is due Tuesday.

Canada needs to regulate social media giants: international report

OTTAWA — An international report says Canada has taken "commendable" steps to safeguard this fall's federal election from foreign interference.
Tory promises review of Raptors parade amid planning criticism and praise

Tory promises review of Raptors parade amid planning criticism and praise

TORONTO — The city and its partners will review planning for the Raptors' victory parade that drew unprecedented crowds to the downtown, some of whom found themselves caught in a terrifying situation when gunfire erupted late in the proceedings, Toro

New trial ordered for man accused of human smuggling in MV Sun Sea case

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Appeal Court has ordered a new trial for a Sri Lankan man found guilty of smuggling Tamil migrants to Canada aboard a dilapidated cargo vessel in 2010. Kunarobinson Christhurajah was convicted two years ago in the B.

Answers needed on overdose-reversing med's ethical, distribution issues: network

VANCOUVER — A national network that supports research into misuse of prescription and illegal drugs says several questions need to be addressed about the safety, effectiveness and distribution of a medication that reverses overdoses.
Safety tips for staying safe in large crowds

Safety tips for staying safe in large crowds

TORONTO — Large crowds, especially in confined spaces, can turn deadly in the case of a security incident or panic. Some expert tips for staying safe: — Retain situational awareness i.e.
Coroner concludes death of Gilles Duceppe's 93-year-old mother preventable

Coroner concludes death of Gilles Duceppe's 93-year-old mother preventable

MONTREAL — A Quebec coroner has ruled the hypothermia death of Gilles Duceppe's 93-year-old mother last January was accidental, but video footage of the woman trying to re-enter the luxury seniors' residence from the enclosed courtyard where she died
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