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As sexual assault rates rise, provinces face shortages of specially trained nurses

As sexual assault rates rise, provinces face shortages of specially trained nurses

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — As rates of sexual assault climb across Canada, nursing experts say there is a shortage of specially trained forensic nurses to properly care for victims.
Top court won't hear Muslim charity's appeal over suspension freeze refusal

Top court won't hear Muslim charity's appeal over suspension freeze refusal

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will not look at whether the suspension of a Muslim charity should have been put on hold while an administrative challenge of the penalty played out.
Controversial federal pick to fight Islamophobia perfect for job: former colleague

Controversial federal pick to fight Islamophobia perfect for job: former colleague

MONTREAL — The federal government's appointment of Amira Elghawaby as its first special representative on combating Islamophobia has caused an uproar in Quebec and raised eyebrows elsewhere in the country.
A timeline of murder and manslaughter cases involving Canadian police

A timeline of murder and manslaughter cases involving Canadian police

Two RCMP officers have been charged with manslaughter in the death of an Indigenous man in Prince George, B.C., while three of their fellow Mounties face attempting to obstruct justice charges.
Supreme Court agrees to rule on independence of Canadian military's judges

Supreme Court agrees to rule on independence of Canadian military's judges

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court has agreed to wade into a landmark legal battle over whether Canada’s military judges, who are responsible for overseeing dozens of courts martial every year, are truly independent.
Liberals table bill delaying medically assisted dying expansion to March 2024

Liberals table bill delaying medically assisted dying expansion to March 2024

OTTAWA — The federal government is delaying the expansion of its medically assisted dying regime to people whose sole condition is a mental disorder for another year because it says more time is needed to prepare health-care practitioners and systems
Quebec says only people at risk who haven't had COVID-19 should get booster dose

Quebec says only people at risk who haven't had COVID-19 should get booster dose

MONTREAL — Only people who are considered at risk for severe COVID-19 — and who haven't already been infected — need to get a booster dose, Quebec's public health director said Thursday.
Lametti says Tories exploiting tragedies 'to score political points' on bail reform

Lametti says Tories exploiting tragedies 'to score political points' on bail reform

OTTAWA — Canada's justice minister has accused Pierre Poilievre's Conservatives of using tragedies such as the killing of a young Ontario Provincial Police officer "to try to score political points," while saying his government is nonetheless explori
B.C. court acquits man of stabbing his wife, finds he was in state of 'automatism'

B.C. court acquits man of stabbing his wife, finds he was in state of 'automatism'

VANCOUVER — A judge in British Columbia has acquitted a man of stabbing his partner with a kitchen knife, agreeing with defence arguments that the accused was in a drug and alcohol-induced state of "automatism" at the time.
Liberals appoint former broadcaster Tom Clark as Canada's envoy in New York City

Liberals appoint former broadcaster Tom Clark as Canada's envoy in New York City

OTTAWA — Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly has appointed former television journalist Tom Clark as Canada's envoy in New York City.
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