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Commons committee wants to curb criminal prosecutions of HIV non-disclosure

OTTAWA — The federal government should strictly limit the use of criminal law to prosecute people for not telling a sex partner they are HIV-positive, the House of Commons justice committee has recommended.
Toronto hospital says surgery program will help trans patients 'live true lives'

Toronto hospital says surgery program will help trans patients 'live true lives'

TORONTO — Janet Macbeth says "to be trans is to wait." The 40-year-old waited until her wife was pregnant with their second child in 2017 to come out as transgender.
Groups launch challenge of Quebec's secularism bill one day after it becomes law

Groups launch challenge of Quebec's secularism bill one day after it becomes law

Less than 24 hours after it became law, groups representing Canadian Muslims and civil liberties advocates sought Monday to have Quebec's secularism legislation struck down as unconstitutional.
After harsh Twitter exchanges, Senate looks at new social media policy

After harsh Twitter exchanges, Senate looks at new social media policy

OTTAWA — An Independent senator's mission to curb online nastiness among his colleagues is causing a divide over senators' behaviour, free speech and ongoing political shifts in the upper chamber.
UN high commissioner urges redress as Canada responds to MMIWG inquiry

UN high commissioner urges redress as Canada responds to MMIWG inquiry

OTTAWA — Canada's response to the conclusions of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls should include some form of redress for the victims and their families, says the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Stay of proceedings after Jaspal Atwal accused of uttering threats

Stay of proceedings after Jaspal Atwal accused of uttering threats

SURREY, B.C. — The BC Prosecution Service says it won't pursue a charge of uttering threats against the man who sparked a political firestorm when he attended an event during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's state visit to India last year.
Was the Acadian expulsion a genocide? New committee to explore that question

Was the Acadian expulsion a genocide? New committee to explore that question

It is widely accepted that the deportation of more than 10,000 Acadians from the Maritimes in the late 1700s was a crime against humanity, even by contemporary standards.
Prevention key focus of dementia strategy released by federal government

Prevention key focus of dementia strategy released by federal government

OTTAWA — The cornerstone philosophy behind the federal government's long-awaited strategy for confronting dementia is a simple one: prevent Canadians from developing the condition in the first place.
U.S. ramps up concern over B.C. pollution; eight senators write to premier

U.S. ramps up concern over B.C. pollution; eight senators write to premier

Eight U.S. senators say Canadian mines in British Columbia are endangering cross-border rivers through a combination of poor environmental assessments and inadequate monitoring.
Liberals' mortgage help for first-time buyers lands Sept. 2, weeks before vote

Liberals' mortgage help for first-time buyers lands Sept. 2, weeks before vote

OTTAWA — A new federal program aiming to give homebuyers some help covering their mortgage costs will kick in on Labour Day — weeks before a federal election — with the first payments flowing in early November, just days after voters across Canada go
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