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Liberals table bill that would repeal mandatory minimums for some drug, gun crimes

Liberals table bill that would repeal mandatory minimums for some drug, gun crimes

It would allow a judge to exercise discretion in imposing sentences that relate to the facts of the case, including considerations of the individual's experience with systemic racism and whether they pose a risk to public safety
<b>CANADA:</b> Trudeau announces Canadian officials will boycott Winter Olympics in China

CANADA: Trudeau announces Canadian officials will boycott Winter Olympics in China

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the country is "extremely concerned" about China's human rights abuses and has been discussing the matter with allies.
Post-holidays return to elementary schools to include virtual assemblies, daily COVID-19 screening checks

Post-holidays return to elementary schools to include virtual assemblies, daily COVID-19 screening checks

'Provincial data shows that school-aged children account for approximately one-third of COVID-19 cases, highlighting the importance of vaccinating this age group'
Private member’s bill would force province to clear Highway 17 and 11 within eight hours of a snowfall

Private member’s bill would force province to clear Highway 17 and 11 within eight hours of a snowfall

'Environmental disasters in British Columbia have illustrated the fragility of the transportation corridors across this country'
Kilted Scotsman completes 8,000-kilometre fundraising walk across Canada

Kilted Scotsman completes 8,000-kilometre fundraising walk across Canada

Michael Yellowlees and his Alaskan husky, Luna, started their journey in Tofino, B.C., nine months ago.
New facilities coming to Kitchener's 'A Better Tent City'

New facilities coming to Kitchener's 'A Better Tent City'

On-site toilet, showers, laundry among add-ons on the way to the makeshift housing community
Stretch of shoreline on Manitoulin Island now protected land, conservation group says

Stretch of shoreline on Manitoulin Island now protected land, conservation group says

The non-profit organization says the 76 square kilometre parcel is one of its largest single-property acquisitions in Ontario to date
Ombud says veterans struggling needlessly as Ottawa ignores her recommendations

Ombud says veterans struggling needlessly as Ottawa ignores her recommendations

In an interview with The Canadian Press, Nishika Jardine noted her office’s mandate is to identify systemic barriers and unfairness in how veterans are treated, and put forward solutions on how those problems can be fixed
BEYOND LOCAL: Montréal Massacre anniversary: The media must play a key role in fighting femicide

BEYOND LOCAL: Montréal Massacre anniversary: The media must play a key role in fighting femicide

Although media often portray femicides as spontaneous “crimes of passion” when men kill their female partners, these femicides are the culmination of a history of violence in more than 70 per cent of cases — and are more often crimes of control.
Several major stores recall food, beauty, baby and toy products

Several major stores recall food, beauty, baby and toy products

Old Spice and Secret have recalled eight products alone due to the presence of benzene.