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Former Afghanistan hostage Boyle made frantic 911 call about wife, court hears

Former Afghanistan hostage Boyle made frantic 911 call about wife, court hears

OTTAWA — Former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle made a frantic, late-night 911 call in December 2017 to say his wife Caitlan Coleman had run screaming from their Ottawa apartment, threatening to kill herself.
Quebec premier defends limiting court challenges of upcoming secularism bill

Quebec premier defends limiting court challenges of upcoming secularism bill

MONTREAL — Premier Francois Legault invoked Quebecers' values, language and distinctiveness Tuesday to justify shielding from court challenge upcoming legislation that will restrict the wearing of religious symbols .

Court rejects lawyer's bid to save dangerous pit bull from euthanasia

MONTREAL — A judge on Tuesday rejected a legal bid from a prominent Montreal lawyer and a U.S. animal shelter to save a pit bull-type dog from euthanasia after it attacked six people last August, including four children.
B.C. seaplane company's plan for electric fleet is set for take off

B.C. seaplane company's plan for electric fleet is set for take off

VANCOUVER — A seaplane company in British Columbia says it is partnering with an electric propulsion firm with the goal of becoming the world's first all-electric airline.
A timeline of events for Joshua Boyle, Caitlan Coleman and their family

A timeline of events for Joshua Boyle, Caitlan Coleman and their family

OTTAWA — Canadian Joshua Boyle, his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their three young children were held captive for five years after the couple disappeared in Afghanistan. Here is a timeline of their case.
Independent probe sought in heavy-handed intervention by Montreal subway inspectors

Independent probe sought in heavy-handed intervention by Montreal subway inspectors

MONTREAL — A Montreal man who was beaten by transit inspectors in a ticketing attempt captured on a bystander video this month broke his silence Tuesday, criticizing what he said was an excessive use of force.
Canadian farmers face uncertainty after China escalates canola feud

Canadian farmers face uncertainty after China escalates canola feud

Canadian farmers are facing an uncertain future after China escalated its feud over canola on Tuesday.
Manitoba awareness campaign aims to stop sexual harassment of civil servants

Manitoba awareness campaign aims to stop sexual harassment of civil servants

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is undertaking a governmentwide awareness campaign to ensure employees aren't facing sexual harassment at work.

Ottawa ordered to pay $20M for placing mentally ill inmates in solitary

An Ontario judge has ordered the federal government to pay $20 million for placing mentally ill inmates in solitary confinement, with the money earmarked to boost mental health supports in correctional facilities.
Consular officials in China meet with detained businessman Michael Spavor

Consular officials in China meet with detained businessman Michael Spavor

OTTAWA — Global Affairs Canada says detained Canadian businessman Michael Spavor received a visit from consular officials in China today. The visit comes a day after former diplomat Michael Kovrig was also paid a visit by Canadian officials.