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Court throws out law barring self-induced intoxication as defence to violence

TORONTO — A law that bans an accused from using intoxication as a defence in cases of sexual assault and other violent crimes tramples charter rights and is unconstitutional, Ontario's top court ruled Wednesday.

Hydroxychloroquine does not prevent COVID after exposure to the virus: study

MONTREAL — Hydroxychloroquine is not effective in preventing the development of COVID-19 in people exposed to the novel coronavirus, a new study involving Canadian researchers concludes.
Protests are important but risks of COVID-19 must be considered: Freeland

Protests are important but risks of COVID-19 must be considered: Freeland

OTTAWA — Deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland suggested Wednesday that COVID-19 will keep her away from anti-racism marches planned across Canada in coming days.
Garneau expands required use of face masks on planes, trains, ships and transit

Garneau expands required use of face masks on planes, trains, ships and transit

OTTAWA — Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau is expanding the required use of face coverings on planes, trains, ships and transit to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
'Even if no one is watching:' Parade marshal named for cancelled Stampede

'Even if no one is watching:' Parade marshal named for cancelled Stampede

CALGARY — Filipe Masetti Leite has spent a lot of alone time in the saddle criss-crossing countries on horseback over the last eight years.

Quebec government fails to protect heritage buildings, report says

Quebec buildings with heritage value are too often left to deteriorate over the years and fall victim to negligence on the part of the provincial Culture Department, according to a scathing report by the province's auditor general.

Murder trial for man accused in Toronto's van attack set for November

TORONTO — The trial for the man accused of using a van to kill 10 people on a busy Toronto sidewalk has been set for this fall. Alek Minassian faces 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder. Justice John McMahon set Nov.
Trump decries 'lowlifes' and racism in Canada; In The News for June 3

Trump decries 'lowlifes' and racism in Canada; In The News for June 3

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 June 3 ... --- American anti-racism protests ...
Federal aid for care home systems needed ahead of second wave, advocates say

Federal aid for care home systems needed ahead of second wave, advocates say

OTTAWA — The federal government must do more to help provinces prepare long-term care homes for the next wave of COVID-19, the Ontario Long Term Care Association says.
Defence Department accused of using pandemic to withhold info from Parliament

Defence Department accused of using pandemic to withhold info from Parliament

OTTAWA — The Department of National Defence stands accused of trying to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to withhold information from Parliament and Canadians.