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Suspect who killed 3 in Montreal area represented 'significant risk' to public safety

Suspect who killed 3 in Montreal area represented 'significant risk' to public safety

MONTREAL — The man suspected of randomly shooting dead three people in the Montreal area this week represented a "significant risk" to public safety, according to a March ruling by Quebec's mental health review board.

Quebec Crown to appeal case of man who was discharged despite strangling wife

MONTREAL — The Crown prosecutor's office in Quebec is appealing a judge's decision to grant a conditional discharge to a Gatineau, Que., man who pleaded guilty to strangling, threatening and assaulting his wife.
StatCan job numbers and Toronto drug decriminalization: In The News for Aug. 5

StatCan job numbers and Toronto drug decriminalization: In The News for Aug. 5

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 Friday, August 5, 2022 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Hot, dry August to sustain wildfires, especially in southern B.C., says forecast

Hot, dry August to sustain wildfires, especially in southern B.C., says forecast

VICTORIA — British Columbia is expected to experience sustained wildfire activity in August and September, especially in southern regions, with a long-range forecast of hot-dry weather.
Jean Charest got his final debate audience, but will the support he seeks follow?

Jean Charest got his final debate audience, but will the support he seeks follow?

OTTAWA — Jean Charest compared opponents who didn't show up to the federal Conservatives' final leadership debate to fish not wanting to swim.
Tories, ambassador warn Canada is fuelling Putin's war machine by returning turbines

Tories, ambassador warn Canada is fuelling Putin's war machine by returning turbines

OTTAWA — The Liberal government faced accusations on Thursday of fuelling Vladimir Putin’s war machine by returning pipeline equipment in Montreal for repairs to a Russian energy giant.
Feds silent on enforcement as national long-term care standards get final 'tweaks'

Feds silent on enforcement as national long-term care standards get final 'tweaks'

OTTAWA — Jane Sustrik remembers the sense of fear hanging over her in those early months of the pandemic.
Vancouver's mayor says feds and B.C. need to step up funding for homeless

Vancouver's mayor says feds and B.C. need to step up funding for homeless

VANCOUVER — The deadline to dismantle an encampment along Vancouver's Hastings Street has passed with little change, but the city's mayor says he's reached out to the federal and B.C. governments for urgent funding and other supports.
Mélanie Joly proposes national security study on safety of Kyiv embassy's local staff

Mélanie Joly proposes national security study on safety of Kyiv embassy's local staff

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly is proposing the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians study allegations that Canada did not heed warnings about the safety of its Ukraine embassy's locally engaged staff ahead
Supreme Court won't hear appeal by parents who have faced two trials in son's death

Supreme Court won't hear appeal by parents who have faced two trials in son's death

OTTAWA — Canada's highest courtwon't hearan appeal in a high-profile Alberta case that saw a couple tried twice in the death of their sick toddler.