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Lobbying effort launched to convince Goodale to remove mention of Sikh terrorism

Lobbying effort launched to convince Goodale to remove mention of Sikh terrorism

OTTAWA — A Canadian group advocating for an independent Sikh state in India says the federal government has put all Sikh Canadians in jeopardy by listing Sikh extremism as one of five major terrorist threats in this country.

QuickFacts: Quebec tables secularism bill

Some key elements of Quebec's secularism bill, tabled Thursday by the Coalition Avenir Quebec government.
Ontario's highest court sets 15-day cap on solitary confinement

Ontario's highest court sets 15-day cap on solitary confinement

TORONTO — Ontario's top court has placed a hard cap on solitary confinement in prisons, saying inmates can no longer be isolated for more than 15 days because that amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slams New Brunswick's stance on federal carbon levy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slams New Brunswick's stance on federal carbon levy

ST. STEPHEN, N.B. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slammed New Brunswick Thursday for its opposition to the federal carbon levy, saying Conservative governments across the country "don't think that fighting climate change is a priority.
Quebec teachers, religious groups denounce government's secularism bill

Quebec teachers, religious groups denounce government's secularism bill

MONTREAL — The Quebec government's secularism legislation threatens to stall promising careers, embolden intolerant segments of society and turn religious minorities into second-class citizens, two teachers who stand to be affected by the bill said T
Top bureaucrat wrote 60-page memo to Trudeau about Mark Norman case, lawyer says

Top bureaucrat wrote 60-page memo to Trudeau about Mark Norman case, lawyer says

OTTAWA — Vice-Admiral Mark Norman's lawyer says she wants to see a secret 60-page memo the federal government's top bureaucrat penned to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about her client's case.
Supreme Court stresses jail should be 'last resort' for people awaiting trial

Supreme Court stresses jail should be 'last resort' for people awaiting trial

OTTAWA — Making an accused person wait in jail before trial should be the exception, not the rule, the Supreme Court of Canada says in a decision that affirms a key legal safeguard intended to ensure speedy justice.
In his own words: Firefighter tells how he caught kids dropped from burning home

In his own words: Firefighter tells how he caught kids dropped from burning home

WINDSOR, N.S. — A Nova Scotia couple was forced to drop their baby and toddler from the second floor of their fast-burning house into the waiting arms of a firefighter early Thursday. Windsor, N.S.
Calgary police officers to appeal corruption conviction in harassment case

Calgary police officers to appeal corruption conviction in harassment case

CALGARY — Two former Calgary police officers found guilty of misusing department computers and harassing a woman in a custody battle have filed appeals.
Trudeau sells housing plan in visit to hot real estate market in B.C.

Trudeau sells housing plan in visit to hot real estate market in B.C.

MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted efforts by the Liberal government to help first-time homebuyers put more down on their mortgages during a visit to a region of the country Monday that is facing a housing squeeze.