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Supreme Court to review mandatory minimum penalty for child luring offence

Supreme Court to review mandatory minimum penalty for child luring offence

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will examine the constitutionality of a minimum sentence for the offence of child luring. The top court has agreed to review the case of a Quebec man, identified only as H.V.

French language clash, Ontario health announcement: In The News for Aug. 18

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 Thursday, August 18, 2022. What we are watching in Canada ...
Quebec COVID-19 booster rates stay low as province launches new vaccination campaign

Quebec COVID-19 booster rates stay low as province launches new vaccination campaign

MONTREAL — As Quebec prepares to launch a provincewide COVID-19 vaccination campaign ahead of a potential new fall wave, it's unclear whether it will be enough to prompt a pandemic-weary public to roll up their sleeves for another booster.
80 years after Dieppe, postcards share stories of soldiers who died in deadly raid

80 years after Dieppe, postcards share stories of soldiers who died in deadly raid

Paris Eakins was 26 years old when he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in November 1940 during the Second World War. He was born in Minnedosa, Man.
MPs plan visit to Taiwan this fall if trip budget approved

MPs plan visit to Taiwan this fall if trip budget approved

OTTAWA — A committee of Canadian MPs is seeking budget approval to make a trade trip to Taiwan this fall despite fears that the plan risks escalating tensions with China.
All evacuation orders rescinded for Keremeos Creek wildfire near Penticton, B.C.

All evacuation orders rescinded for Keremeos Creek wildfire near Penticton, B.C.

PENTICTON, B.C. — Local authorities in British Columbia's Okanagan region say all evacuation orders around the so-called Keremeos Creek wildfire near Penticton have been rescinded.
New census data showing French 'in danger' spurs debate ahead of Quebec election

New census data showing French 'in danger' spurs debate ahead of Quebec election

MONTREAL — New census data released Wednesday shows that French is in danger, according to Quebec's political class, but an anglophone rights group says it worries the data will be used to portray English speakers as a threat ahead of the fall provin
Physicists and business figures gather in Vancouver to crack theory of everything

Physicists and business figures gather in Vancouver to crack theory of everything

VANCOUVER — Some of the world's brightest minds are gathering at a hotel conference centre in Vancouver this week to try to solve a question that has baffled physicists for decades.
After abuse claim against Quebec cardinal, 3 more women file complaint against church

After abuse claim against Quebec cardinal, 3 more women file complaint against church

MONTREAL — After Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet was accused by a woman of sexual assault in a class-action lawsuit introduced this week, more women have come forward with similar allegations against members of the province's Catholic Church.
Releasing oilsands tailings into river is only one among several options: Guilbeault

Releasing oilsands tailings into river is only one among several options: Guilbeault

Releasing treated oilsands tailings into the environment isn't the only solution being considered to clean up the massive toxic ponds in northern Alberta, federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says.