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Protesters against controversial Quebec Bill 21 rally in Montreal

An estimated several hundred people turned out Sunday in Montreal for an anti-racism rally aimed at a pair of laws enacted earlier this year by Quebec’s provincial government that protesters say fuel discrimination. Bill 21 bars some public sector workers, »

International, Politics, Society

Judge orders Ottawa to pay $20 million for solitary confinement misuse

There’s been another court ruling in favour of prisoners placed in solitary confinement in Canadian prisons. An Ontario judge Thursday ordered the federal government to pay $20 million for placing mentally ill inmates in what is officially termed administrative segregation. »

Politics, Society

Date of fall federal election comes into question

The date of Canada’s federal election this fall is suddenly up in the air. It is set for Oct. 21. But on Tuesday, Federal Court Justice Ann Marie McDonald ordered Chief Electoral Officer Stephane Perrault to revisit his decision not »