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Ford thanks Ottawa as minister cites 'deep concerns' over Toronto's decriminalization

Ford thanks Ottawa as minister cites 'deep concerns' over Toronto's decriminalization

OTTAWA — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is thanking the federal government for rejecting Toronto's long-stalled pitch to decriminalize the possession of illegal drugs.
No election deal as leaders of BC United and Conservatives trade scathing comments

No election deal as leaders of BC United and Conservatives trade scathing comments

VICTORIA — A proposed deal to avoid vote splitting between British Columbia's two right-of-centre parties in the fall election has fallen apart with their leaders blaming each other and trading scathing personal remarks.
House of Commons committee recommends feds tackle 'excessive' profits in food sector

House of Commons committee recommends feds tackle 'excessive' profits in food sector

The federal government should consider policies to tackle “excessive net profits” in the food industry, the House of Commons committee studying food prices said in its latest report.
Saskatchewan MLA quits as house leader, says he took gun into legislature decade ago

Saskatchewan MLA quits as house leader, says he took gun into legislature decade ago

REGINA — One week after Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe publicly assured people there was no truth to the accusation his government house leader Jeremy Harrison brought a long gun into the legislature, Harrison says it did indeed happen.
Independent Toronto MP Kevin Vuong asks Poilievre to let him join Conservative caucus

Independent Toronto MP Kevin Vuong asks Poilievre to let him join Conservative caucus

OTTAWA — Independent MP Kevin Vuong, who previously ran for the Liberals, says he now wants to run for the Conservatives in the next election, and has asked Pierre Poilievre if he can join his caucus.
$900M B.C.-based hydrogen fuel network will create jobs while cutting emissions: Eby

$900M B.C.-based hydrogen fuel network will create jobs while cutting emissions: Eby

The Canada Infrastructure Bank is providing a $337 million loan toward a Vancouver company's plans to create a network of hydrogen factories and fuelling stations that could create nearly 300 jobs while cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Canada expects 'everyone' to abide by ICJ's latest Israel ruling, Trudeau says

Canada expects 'everyone' to abide by ICJ's latest Israel ruling, Trudeau says

OTTAWA — The International Court of Justice's latest ruling is in line with Canada's position on Israel's military operations in Rafah, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday. "Canada's position has been clear for many, many weeks now.
B.C. sex offender Randall Hopley gets another 18 months in jail after going on run

B.C. sex offender Randall Hopley gets another 18 months in jail after going on run

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia judge has ordered convicted sex offender Randall Hopley to spend another 18 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to breaching the conditions of his long-term supervision order on two occasions in 2022 and 2023.
UN experts warn Canada lacks proper oversight, safeguards for people behind bars

UN experts warn Canada lacks proper oversight, safeguards for people behind bars

OTTAWA — A panel of United Nations experts say Canada is failing to ensure equitable justice, citing trial delays and problems with initiatives meant to lower the rate of Indigenous people behind bars.
Supreme Court upholds sexual assault conviction, affirms refusal of evidence

Supreme Court upholds sexual assault conviction, affirms refusal of evidence

OTTAWA — A man found guilty of sexually assaulting his long-time partner was properly denied a chance to present evidence about sexual activity they engaged in shortly before the offence, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.