Skip to content

National

Meng hearing schedule to expand; lawyers ask for 'referee' in case

Meng hearing schedule to expand; lawyers ask for 'referee' in case

VANCOUVER — Legal arguments at the B.C. Supreme Court in the extradition case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou may stretch into next year.
Bank of Canada keeps key rate target on hold, expects return to growth in Q3

Bank of Canada keeps key rate target on hold, expects return to growth in Q3

OTTAWA — The economy appears to have avoided a worst-case scenario due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bank of Canada said Wednesday as it kept its key interest rate steady at its lower bound.
Nunavut RCMP to consider body cameras as tension between police, Inuit grows

Nunavut RCMP to consider body cameras as tension between police, Inuit grows

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut RCMP are considering whether to use body cameras as tension grows between police officers and the largely Inuit communities they serve. A number of leaders from the Arctic have spoken in favour of the cameras.
Trudeau to join global COVID-19 vaccine fundraiser amid calls for fair access

Trudeau to join global COVID-19 vaccine fundraiser amid calls for fair access

OTTAWA — The prospect of tens of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses rolling out as early as this fall is being tempered by warnings to ensure they shared fairly across the globe, especially in the poorest countries.
Joint inquiry or review of mass killing taking shape, N.S. justice minister says

Joint inquiry or review of mass killing taking shape, N.S. justice minister says

HALIFAX — There will be a joint federal-provincial inquiry or review into the mass killing in April that claimed 22 lives in rural Nova Scotia, but the exact form of that investigation is still taking shape, the province's justice minister says.
Drone retrieves human remains, pieces of navy helicopter that crashed off Greece

Drone retrieves human remains, pieces of navy helicopter that crashed off Greece

HALIFAX — The Canadian Armed Forces has ended a mission to retrieve the wreckage of Stalker 22, a Cyclone helicopter that went down off the coast of Greece in April with six military members on board.

Court throws out law barring self-induced intoxication as defence to violence

TORONTO — A law that bans an accused from using intoxication as a defence in cases of sexual assault and other violent crimes tramples charter rights and is unconstitutional, Ontario's top court ruled Wednesday.

Hydroxychloroquine does not prevent COVID after exposure to the virus: study

MONTREAL — Hydroxychloroquine is not effective in preventing the development of COVID-19 in people exposed to the novel coronavirus, a new study involving Canadian researchers concludes.
Protests are important but risks of COVID-19 must be considered: Freeland

Protests are important but risks of COVID-19 must be considered: Freeland

OTTAWA — Deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland suggested Wednesday that COVID-19 will keep her away from anti-racism marches planned across Canada in coming days.
Garneau expands required use of face masks on planes, trains, ships and transit

Garneau expands required use of face masks on planes, trains, ships and transit

OTTAWA — Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau is expanding the required use of face coverings on planes, trains, ships and transit to reduce the spread of COVID-19.