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Man charged in connection with alleged online threats against Quebec premier

Man charged in connection with alleged online threats against Quebec premier

MONTREAL — A 65-year-old Quebec man has been charged after allegedly threatening Premier Francois Legault online. Sylvain Proulx will appear in court on Nov. 9 in Roberval, in the Lac-Saint-Jean region.
Politicians must not pressure Health Canada to approve rapid COVID-19 tests: Freeland

Politicians must not pressure Health Canada to approve rapid COVID-19 tests: Freeland

OTTAWA — The federal government is "lining up advance deals" to buy rapid tests for COVID-19 so as soon as the technology is approved for use in Canada, it can be put to work, says Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland.
'Am I next?': Officer who responded to Fredericton mass shooting testifies at trial

'Am I next?': Officer who responded to Fredericton mass shooting testifies at trial

FREDERICTON — A senior officer with the Fredericton Police Force testified in court Thursday that at one point during the response to the mass shooting on Aug. 10, 2018, he feared he would be the next victim. Sgt.
Wilkinson aims to be B.C. premier after cabinet role, working as doctor and lawyer

Wilkinson aims to be B.C. premier after cabinet role, working as doctor and lawyer

VANCOUVER — Former cabinet colleague Bill Bennett warns anyone verbally sparring with B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson to be prepared. "It's easy to fall into a trap when you're arguing with Andrew," Bennett said in an interview.
Liberals promise action on biases in justice system, policing

Liberals promise action on biases in justice system, policing

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is promising legislation and money to address systemic inequities in all phases of the criminal justice system.
N.S. appeals court hears case of woman trying to stop husband's assisted death

N.S. appeals court hears case of woman trying to stop husband's assisted death

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's top court reserved its decision Thursday following a hearing during which an 82-year-old woman tried to stop her husband from receiving a medically assisted death.
Toronto city councillor Jim Karygiannis loses court bid to keep seat

Toronto city councillor Jim Karygiannis loses court bid to keep seat

OTTAWA — Jim Karygiannis is no longer a member of Toronto City Council after the Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear his bid to hang on to the position.
Bernie Sanders puts Trump on notice: 'You are not going to destroy' U.S. democracy

Bernie Sanders puts Trump on notice: 'You are not going to destroy' U.S. democracy

WASHINGTON, Wash. — Progressive firebrand Sen. Bernie Sanders urged Americans to come to their country's rescue Thursday, a call aimed at saving democracy from a U.S. president he's convinced is bent on destroying it.
Liberals propose upping value of new COVID-19 benefits to match sunsetting CERB

Liberals propose upping value of new COVID-19 benefits to match sunsetting CERB

OTTAWA — The Liberals are proposing to increase the value of benefits for unemployed workers to $500 a week under newly tabled legislation that lands days before aid runs out for millions.
Tory leader O'Toole says he won't bar MPs from using private COVID-19 testing site

Tory leader O'Toole says he won't bar MPs from using private COVID-19 testing site

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole says he's urging his MPs to be hypervigilant amid concerns they could bring COVID-19 from Ottawa back to their ridings.