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Military justice system at crossroads as court hears case on judges' independence

Military justice system at crossroads as court hears case on judges' independence

OTTAWA — Canada’s military justice system will be on trial again Friday, when an appeal court weighs whether the handful of judges responsible for overseeing courts martial are truly independent.
Supreme Court won't hear police oversight case; Black family alleged brutality

Supreme Court won't hear police oversight case; Black family alleged brutality

TORONTO — Canada's top court refused on Thursday to hear a case involving the limits of police oversight, prompting a renewed call for a misconduct hearing against a police officer a Black family accused of brutality.
Liberal government to voice support for Joe Biden cancelling U.S. 'global gag rule'

Liberal government to voice support for Joe Biden cancelling U.S. 'global gag rule'

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — The federal government will voice its support later today when President Joe Biden rescinds the United States' so-called global gag rule. The policy prohibits international non-profit groups from receiving U.S.
Top court to hear case on sexual consent and use of protection

Top court to hear case on sexual consent and use of protection

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear a case concerning the use of protection during sex and how that relates to consent and possible deception.
Most minorities disproportionately dropped from civil service hiring process: audit

Most minorities disproportionately dropped from civil service hiring process: audit

OTTAWA — A new report says Black Canadians and people from most other minority groups tend to disproportionately lose out on federal civil service jobs they apply for compared with other Canadians.
Holiday season vacations coincide with rise in COVID-19 travel-related cases

Holiday season vacations coincide with rise in COVID-19 travel-related cases

OTTAWA — As the federal government prepares to slap new restrictions on international travel, Health Canada data suggest a worrying uptick of infections directly connected to foreign arrivals.
New maritime cybersecurity centre to fight pirates — and not the swashbuckling kind

New maritime cybersecurity centre to fight pirates — and not the swashbuckling kind

MONTREAL — A new research centre created at Montreal's Polytechnique university will aim to protect ships from pirates — and they're not talking about Blackbeard or Captain Kidd.
COVID-19 travel-related cases rise and U.S. terrorism alert: In The News for Jan. 28

COVID-19 travel-related cases rise and U.S. terrorism alert: In The News for Jan. 28

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 Jan. 28 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2021. There are 761,226 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 761,226 confirmed cases (57,740 active, 683,953 resolved, 19,533 deaths).

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 22,870 new vaccinations administered for a total of 891,324 doses given.