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Kielburger brothers decline request to testify before 'partisan' Commons committee

Kielburger brothers decline request to testify before 'partisan' Commons committee

OTTAWA — WE Charity co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger are declining requests to testify before two House of Commons committees.
Jewish groups raise anti-Semitism concerns ahead of NDP MP's chat with Corbyn

Jewish groups raise anti-Semitism concerns ahead of NDP MP's chat with Corbyn

OTTAWA — Two prominent Jewish advocacy groups are voicing concerns about anti-Semitism ahead of a public conversation between NDP MP Niki Ashton and former U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Minassian decision opens door for verdict of not criminally responsible due to autism

Minassian decision opens door for verdict of not criminally responsible due to autism

TORONTO — The judge who found Alek Minassian guilty of murder and attempted murder in the Toronto van attack set Canadian precedent Wednesday by considering autism a "mental disorder" under the Criminal Code.
Legal challenge to Quebec common-law rules seeks equal rights for unmarried spouses

Legal challenge to Quebec common-law rules seeks equal rights for unmarried spouses

MONTREAL — A well-known Quebec lawyer says she's mounting a legal challenge to provincial laws that don't grant common-law spouses the same rights as married couples in the event of a breakup.
Psychologist tells inquiry Lionel Desmond made limited progress during treatment

Psychologist tells inquiry Lionel Desmond made limited progress during treatment

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — Lionel Desmond made little progress during a psychological trauma treatment program he underwent less than a year before killing three family members and himself, a fatality inquiry heard Wednesday.
Trudeau signals support for Hassan Diab as advocates demand intervention with France

Trudeau signals support for Hassan Diab as advocates demand intervention with France

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau signalled Wednesday that Canada will stand up for an Ottawa sociology professor facing trial in France as human-rights advocates renewed calls for the Liberal government to intervene.
In U.S., public health caution clashes with vaccine optimism, eased restrictions

In U.S., public health caution clashes with vaccine optimism, eased restrictions

WASHINGTON — The United States is at a COVID-19 crossroads — and public health officials are worried about which path the country will choose.
U.S., Canadian rescue effort saves 31 people before ship sinks in stormy Atlantic

U.S., Canadian rescue effort saves 31 people before ship sinks in stormy Atlantic

HALIFAX — Canadian and American rescuers are describing a tightly choreographed effort in heaving Atlantic seas that saved 31 seafarers early Wednesday before an offshore scallop dragger sank off Nova Scotia.
Alek Minassian found guilty in 2018 Toronto van attack that killed 10, injured 16

Alek Minassian found guilty in 2018 Toronto van attack that killed 10, injured 16

TORONTO — Relief washed over victims of the Toronto van attack Wednesday after the man responsible for the rampage was found guilty of murdering ten people and trying to kill 16 others.
Conservative MP David Sweet joins chorus calling for end to COVID-19 restrictions

Conservative MP David Sweet joins chorus calling for end to COVID-19 restrictions

OTTAWA — A Conservative MP has joined the chorus of voices calling for an end to COVID-19 lockdowns in Ontario.