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B.C. man found guilty of polygamy believed he couldn't be prosecuted: lawyer

B.C. man found guilty of polygamy believed he couldn't be prosecuted: lawyer

CRANBROOK, B.C. — Crown lawyers argue that a fundamentalist Mormon leader should have relied on legal precedent instead of public statements from the provincial government for clarity on Canada’s criminal polygamy laws.
Four Hydro One employees killed in helicopter crash in eastern Ontario

Four Hydro One employees killed in helicopter crash in eastern Ontario

TWEED, Ont. — With little daylight at their disposal and a deep freeze setting in late Thursday, investigators quickly scoured the wreckage of a deadly helicopter crash in eastern Ontario.
Amid media scrutiny, RCMP looking anew at 284 sexual assault cases from 2016

Amid media scrutiny, RCMP looking anew at 284 sexual assault cases from 2016

OTTAWA — The Mounties say they are going to take a new look at 284 sexual assault cases that they originally classified as unfounded.
Alberta challenges 'petty' Saskatchewan licence plate ban under free-trade rules

Alberta challenges 'petty' Saskatchewan licence plate ban under free-trade rules

EDMONTON — Alberta is taking legal action against Saskatchewan's licence plate ban, calling it a slam-dunk case over a small-minded policy.

B.C. housing costs mean more seniors could end up in residential care: advocate

VICTORIA — The advocate for seniors in British Columbia says costs for both renters and homeowners are going up while home and community supports are failing to meet demands.
Federal Crown drops appeal of ruling that dismissed charges against pot activist

Federal Crown drops appeal of ruling that dismissed charges against pot activist

EDMONTON — The federal Crown has decided to drop its appeal of a ruling dismissing charges against a prominent cannabis activist who was arrested in Calgary during a national tour to give away millions of marijuana seeds to the public.
Canada seeks U.S. buy-in on ocean protection as part of G7 climate initiative

Canada seeks U.S. buy-in on ocean protection as part of G7 climate initiative

OTTAWA — Canada has persuaded the Trump administration to consider backing a climate change-related initiative that it wants to showcase when it hosts the G7 summit next year, The Canadian Press has learned.
NAFTA: In new phase of talks, search starts for solutions to break impasse

NAFTA: In new phase of talks, search starts for solutions to break impasse

WASHINGTON — NAFTA negotiations are approaching a new phase of talks after early rounds marked by acrimony, inflexibility and finger-pointing. It's the search for solutions.
Inuk advocate for women rejected for liver transplant due to alcoholism: friends

Inuk advocate for women rejected for liver transplant due to alcoholism: friends

A young Inuk woman from Labrador has become the latest person to battle Ontario's organ donation agency over its policy of rejecting liver transplants for alcoholics who haven't abstained from drinking for six months.
Liberals expand directives on using torture-tainted info to military, diplomats

Liberals expand directives on using torture-tainted info to military, diplomats

OTTAWA — The Liberal government has expanded its directions covering the use of foreign intelligence likely obtained through torture to include the Canada's military, diplomatic service and electronic spy agency.