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Liberal minister says turning federal assets into affordable housing part of fix

Liberal minister says turning federal assets into affordable housing part of fix

OTTAWA — Procurement Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says the Liberals see turning federal assets into affordable housing as an integral part of fixing Canada's shortage.
Supreme Court upholds publication bans on details of trials before jury selection

Supreme Court upholds publication bans on details of trials before jury selection

OTTAWA — In order to protect the fairness of the justice system, journalists cannot broadcast or publish portions of a criminal trial that take place before a jury is constituted, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday.
More supports needed to address homelessness, B.C. government says after survey

More supports needed to address homelessness, B.C. government says after survey

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says results from the latest surveys of people living on the streets show current support levels aren't enough and more services are needed to address rising homelessness.
In the news today: Statistics Canada to release September jobs data

In the news today: Statistics Canada to release September jobs data

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today...
Ghost guns showing up at crime scenes in Canada but RCMP not keeping statistics

Ghost guns showing up at crime scenes in Canada but RCMP not keeping statistics

FREDERICTON — Even as the technology to produce so-called "ghost guns" becomes less expensive and more widespread, the RCMP is not keeping records on how often the weapons are used in crimes across the country.
B.C. sets out law to restrict use of illicit drugs in many public places

B.C. sets out law to restrict use of illicit drugs in many public places

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says it will tighten rules around the use of illicit drugs in public places following criticism that consuming fentanyl in community parks could face fewer restrictions than smoking a cigarette.
City, province announce finalized deal for new $800M arena for Calgary Flames

City, province announce finalized deal for new $800M arena for Calgary Flames

The deal is sealed: the NHL’s Calgary Flames are getting a new $800-million arena. A preliminary deal announced in April for a new $1.
Victoria 'embraces adventure' for top spot on Condé Nast list of world's best cities

Victoria 'embraces adventure' for top spot on Condé Nast list of world's best cities

VICTORIA — An award-winning travel magazine said British Columbia's capital city tops its 2023 list of the world's best cities.
Quebec man who killed three people at random 'not psychotic,' says psychiatrist

Quebec man who killed three people at random 'not psychotic,' says psychiatrist

MONTREAL — The psychiatrist whose patient killed three people at random over a 24-hour span in the Montreal area in August 2022 told a coroner's inquest Thursday that what triggered the killing spree will likely never be known. Dr.
Group that brought Charter challenge on sex work laws to appeal Ontario court ruling

Group that brought Charter challenge on sex work laws to appeal Ontario court ruling

OTTAWA — A group that challenged the constitutionality of laws criminalizing some aspects of prostitution is vowing to bring its fight to the Ontario Court of Appeal — even as some groups that support criminalization call on Ottawa to better protect