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Politics

Prime minister denies political interference in SNC-Lavalin affair

Former Attorney-General and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said she faced inappropriate political pressure from the prime minister and other high level officials to interfere in the criminal prosecution of engineering firm, SNC-Lavalin. In a lengthy, detailed presentation to the justice »

Society

Gang members and deportation from Canada

A man living in Canada’s largest and most diverse city, Toronto, will likely be soon be on his way back to El Salvador, a place where he hasn’t lived in 20 years.  Rene Pacheco has status as a permanent resident »

Health

Decriminalize drugs, urges the city of Vancouver

Plagued with increasing drug overdose deaths, the western city of Vancouver is calling on the government of Canada to decriminalize the personal possession of all drugs. The city wants to couple this with treatment and overdose prevention services in a »

Society

Stalking took over her life, she made a film to help

A decade of being stalked, led Julie S. Lalonde to release a short animated film about what happened with information and advice for those who are stalked and their friends and family. The film is called Outside of the Shadows: »

Health, Society

Debate kindled over deadly allergic reaction

There is vigorous discussion about the arrest of a waiter in Sherbrooke, Quebec after a man he served suffered an allergic reaction that could have killed him. Simon-Pierre Canuel had gone to a restaurant and told the waiter he was »

Environment, Society

Drilling lake ice could lead to criminal charges

People who like to fish in winter drill holes in the ice on lakes, but it turns out they could face legal charges for doing so, reports CBC. The western province of Alberta has many shallow lakes that are prone »

Society

Ding-a-ling cyclist: 18 criminal charges

Sometimes police get lucky, or criminals get perhaps less than smart. This month police in Edmonton Alberta spotted a man riding a bicycle on the sidewalk which is not allowed. They stopped him and found his bicycle also didn’t have »