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Alta Mental Health Act found unconstitutional after man held for nine months

CALGARY — An Alberta judge has found parts of the province's Mental Health Act unconstitutional after it was used to hold a man against his will for nine months and treat him with psychiatric drugs.
$900-million deal reached in class actions on sexual misconduct in military

$900-million deal reached in class actions on sexual misconduct in military

OTTAWA — The federal government promised $900 million in compensation Thursday to settle multiple class-action lawsuits lodged on behalf of survivors of sexual harassment, gender discrimination and sexual assault in the military.
Scheer's pledge to review new Food Guide challenged by health community

Scheer's pledge to review new Food Guide challenged by health community

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer faced strong criticism from nutrition experts on Thursday after he pledged to review the new Canada Food Guide should the Tories win power this fall.
Chiefs honour Indigenous leader wrongfully hanged in B.C. 154 years ago

Chiefs honour Indigenous leader wrongfully hanged in B.C. 154 years ago

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — Chiefs who gathered in New Westminster, B.C.

Prosecutors try to get top military judge's trial back on track

OTTAWA — Prosecutors are going to court to try to force Canada's No. 2 military judge to name another military judge to preside over the trial of the No. 1 military judge. A month ago, Lt.-Col.
Amnesty International urges Liberals to suspend refugee agreement with U.S.

Amnesty International urges Liberals to suspend refugee agreement with U.S.

OTTAWA — Amnesty International is calling on the Canadian government to suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States in light of a controversial refugee policy implemented this week by the Trump administration. The new U.S.
Fence blocking Signal Hill's famous vista dismantled after outcry

Fence blocking Signal Hill's famous vista dismantled after outcry

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A widely scorned fence blocking one of Canada's most spectacular vistas — the view of St. John's, N.L., from the Signal Hill historic site — was almost entirely dismantled Thursday following a public outcry.
Manitoba wants to attract Quebec civil servants worried about clothing law

Manitoba wants to attract Quebec civil servants worried about clothing law

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is planning to recruit civil servants from Quebec who are concerned about a new law in the province banning religious symbols at work.
Coleman says she spoke to media during husband's assault trial to give women hope

Coleman says she spoke to media during husband's assault trial to give women hope

OTTAWA — Caitlan Coleman says she gave interviews to media outlets in the middle of her estranged husband's trial for allegedly assaulting her because she wanted to provide hope to other women.
Lyme-spreading ticks so common thanks to mild winters, some places stop testing

Lyme-spreading ticks so common thanks to mild winters, some places stop testing

OTTAWA — Lyme disease has settled so deeply into parts of Canada many public health units now just assume if you get bitten by a tick, you should be treated for Lyme disease.