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Wife of jailed Saudi blogger hails U.S. vice-president's call for husband's release

Wife of jailed Saudi blogger hails U.S. vice-president's call for husband's release

MONTREAL — The wife of jailed Saudi dissident Raif Badawi said U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence gave her hope Thursday when he called on Saudi Arabia to free her husband. Ensaf Haidar, who lives in Sherbrooke, Que.
Justin Trudeau takes aim at NDP over EU-Canada trade pact as summit wraps up

Justin Trudeau takes aim at NDP over EU-Canada trade pact as summit wraps up

MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called out New Democrats Thursday after their leader encouraged French officials to reject the comprehensive trade agreement between the European Union and Canada.
Class action sought in massage therapist voyeur case in New Brunswick

Class action sought in massage therapist voyeur case in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON — A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against a Fredericton massage therapist who allegedly recorded secret videos of more than 100 female patients in various states of undress.
Premier wants answers on mental health detainee who fled, calls man a 'nutcase'

Premier wants answers on mental health detainee who fled, calls man a 'nutcase'

TORONTO — Ontario's premier vowed Thursday to get answers on how a patient detained at a mental health hospital for killing his roommate managed to flee, calling the man a "nutcase," as two organizations involved launched internal reviews.
Appeal for calm as tensions mount in Oka over land transfer to Kanesatake

Appeal for calm as tensions mount in Oka over land transfer to Kanesatake

MONTREAL — There were appeals for calm Thursday amid steadily mounting tension in Oka, Que., over a private developer's plan to return land to the Mohawks of Kanesatake.
Bad weather delays search for float plane passengers at Labrador crash site

Bad weather delays search for float plane passengers at Labrador crash site

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Bad weather has forced the RCMP to call off flights taking search teams to the remote Labrador lake where a float plane carrying seven people crashed on Monday.
Judge rejects groups' attempt to have Quebec secularism law suspended

Judge rejects groups' attempt to have Quebec secularism law suspended

MONTREAL — Quebec's secularism law will continue to apply in full, Superior Court Justice Michel Yergeau ruled Thursday in rejecting a bid by religious and civil liberties groups to have the legislation suspended.
Study says rents in most cities are unaffordable for lower-income earners

Study says rents in most cities are unaffordable for lower-income earners

OTTAWA — The federal government is facing new questions about how much its plans for a rent-supplement program for low-income households will help them afford high rents, detailed in a new study and newly obtained government documents detailing the a
Expert body calls for expanded rules to fix news-outlet tax credit status

Expert body calls for expanded rules to fix news-outlet tax credit status

OTTAWA — The federal government should increase the scope of tax credits being made available to help small news-media outlets survive, an independent panel of experts recommended in a report issued Thursday.
A year after Danforth shooting, teens who lost friend grapple with anxiety

A year after Danforth shooting, teens who lost friend grapple with anxiety

TORONTO — They were eight care-free teenagers out celebrating a birthday when the bullets flew. The rampage that ensued on July 22, 2018, changed their lives.