Highlights / David Lametti

Health, Society

Canadian police leaders call for public health approach for illicit drug use

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) recommended on Thursday that police agencies across the country recognize substance abuse and addiction as a public health issue, and that the federal government decriminalize the personal possession of illicit drugs. The »

Politics, Society

Canada set to become fourth country to ban so-called ‘conversion therapy’

Making good on a promise they made during last fall’s election, the governing Liberals have introduced legislation that would ban the so-called science known as conversion therapy, that seeks to change someone’s sexuality or gender identiy. It is typically administered »

Health, Politics, Society

Whither conversion therapy in Canada? Ottawa appears set to explain

The federal government appears ready to paint a clearer picture of where so-called conversion therapy is headed in Canada. The controversial practice aims to change the sexual orientation, gender identity or expression of LGBTQ people. It is typically administered through »

Health, Society

Liberals introduce legislation to expand assisted dying access

Canada’s federal government has introduced legislation aimed at making it easier for Canadians seeking medical help to end their lives. The bill amends a four-year-old law introduced by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government that followed a landmark 2015 Supreme Court ruling »

Society

Halifax man cleared of murder after 17 years in prison

A Nova Scotia man who served 17 years in prison for murder has been acquitted in Halifax after a 21-year legal battle to prove his innocence. Glenn Assoun was convicted of second-degree murder in September of 1999 for the 1995 »