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Trial of alleged RCMP secret leaker delayed a year after he gets new lawyer

Trial of alleged RCMP secret leaker delayed a year after he gets new lawyer

OTTAWA — The trial of an RCMP employee accused of breaching Canada's secrecy law has been delayed a year after a new defence lawyer took on his case. An eight-week judge and jury trial for Cameron Jay Ortis had been slated to begin next week.
'Sacred mission': Dozens of Chinese Canadian groups echo Beijing on Taiwan

'Sacred mission': Dozens of Chinese Canadian groups echo Beijing on Taiwan

VANCOUVER — When a group of Canadian parliamentarians recently announced plans to visit Taiwan, Beijing's response was swift, with its Ottawa embassy vowing "resolute and forceful measures" against any country interfering in China's territorial integ
Rules need change to keep international students in Canada and fill labour gaps: RBC

Rules need change to keep international students in Canada and fill labour gaps: RBC

OTTAWA — Researchers with RBC are calling for an urgent reset of Canada's immigration process to keep talented international students in the country to fill key labour shortages.
B.C. club hands out hard drugs in bid to save lives, despite Health Canada rejection

B.C. club hands out hard drugs in bid to save lives, despite Health Canada rejection

VANCOUVER — Organizers of a Vancouver compassion club say they will continue to distribute tested cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine despite a rejection from Health Canada, calling it the only way to save lives in the face of a toxic drug supply.
Canada to implement 988 suicide crisis line starting in fall 2023

Canada to implement 988 suicide crisis line starting in fall 2023

OTTAWA — The CRTC says it will launch a new emergency crisis number for people in need of immediate mental health or suicide prevention support.
Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez breaks silence, condemns 'disgusting' tweets

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez breaks silence, condemns 'disgusting' tweets

OTTAWA — Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez broke his silence on Wednesday over his department's funding of an agency whose senior consultant posted a series of tweets about "Jewish white supremacists," more than a week after the government cut off th
As Centre Ice group drops 'Conservative' from name, where are moderate Tories to go?

As Centre Ice group drops 'Conservative' from name, where are moderate Tories to go?

OTTAWA — An advocacy group started by centrist Conservatives to provide more of a voice to the political middle has dropped the party's name to expand its base. The "Centre Ice Conservatives" have become the "Centre Ice Canadians.
Quebec election: Legault says language law 'balanced' amid criticism from businesses

Quebec election: Legault says language law 'balanced' amid criticism from businesses

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Elizabeth May joins Green leadership race, says party has been in disarray

Elizabeth May joins Green leadership race, says party has been in disarray

OTTAWA — Elizabeth May launched her bid to reclaim the leadership of the federal Green Party on Wednesday saying she wanted to rebuild the party and turn it into an influential political force, including on fighting climate change.
CSIS officers urged British police to obscure Canadian link to ISIL smuggler: book

CSIS officers urged British police to obscure Canadian link to ISIL smuggler: book

OTTAWA — A new book says Canadian Security Intelligence Service officers urged police in the U.K.