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Montreal-area mayor discloses being sex-assault victim of ex-PQ member Harold LeBel

Montreal-area mayor discloses being sex-assault victim of ex-PQ member Harold LeBel

MONTREAL — The mayor of a Montreal suburb publicly revealed herself Tuesday as the victim of ex-Parti Québécois legislator Harold LeBel, who was sentenced to eight months in prison after sexually assaulting her in 2017 when they were both PQ members.
U.S. crackdown on fentanyl trade underway as Canada vows 'public health approach'

U.S. crackdown on fentanyl trade underway as Canada vows 'public health approach'

WASHINGTON — A new front in America's war on drugs is opening up — and Canada has a seat at the strategy table.
B.C. inquest hears initial 911 calls related to man who died after police beating

B.C. inquest hears initial 911 calls related to man who died after police beating

BURNABY, B.C. — A coroner's inquest has heard from two people whose 911 calls set off the Vancouver police response that led to the beating death of another man by several officers. Myles Gray, who was 33, died in Burnaby, B.C.
'Done and dusted': Liberals' controversial online streaming bill back before Senate

'Done and dusted': Liberals' controversial online streaming bill back before Senate

OTTAWA — The Liberal government's controversial online-streaming bill was back in the upper chamber on Tuesday, with one senator who had earlier opposed it saying she expected it to pass. After more than a year of debate and revisions, Alberta Sen.
Ministerial mandate letter fight about accountable government, CBC lawyer tells court

Ministerial mandate letter fight about accountable government, CBC lawyer tells court

OTTAWA — The CBC's fight to see mandate letters for Ontario cabinet ministers goes to "the very core" of what freedom-of-information regimes are designed to foster, a lawyer for the public broadcaster told the country's top court Tuesday.
Some 200 long-term care residents forced to move from troubled Montreal facilities

Some 200 long-term care residents forced to move from troubled Montreal facilities

MONTREAL — Some 200 vulnerable residents are being forced to move out of two Montreal-area long-term care homes that were put under trusteeship last fall amid allegations of poor treatment.
Premier calls for silent reflection to mark anniversary of Nova Scotia mass shooting

Premier calls for silent reflection to mark anniversary of Nova Scotia mass shooting

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston asked people to pause for a moment of silence Tuesday at noon and again on Wednesday to remember the 22 people killed three years ago during the worst mass shooting in Canadian history.
In The News for April 18, 2023: Did you miss out on the new federal benefits?

In The News for April 18, 2023: Did you miss out on the new federal benefits?

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Tuesday, April 18, 2023 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Media question restrictions apply only to Alberta premier, cabinet ministers say

Media question restrictions apply only to Alberta premier, cabinet ministers say

EDMONTON — Three Alberta cabinet ministers say the government’s new question restriction policy for media applies only to Premier Danielle Smith.
CBC 'pausing' its use of Twitter after 'government-funded media' label applied

CBC 'pausing' its use of Twitter after 'government-funded media' label applied

TORONTO — CBC/Radio-Canada said it is “pausing” its use of Twitter, a day after its main account was labelled "government-funded media" by the social media platform.