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Quebec judge authorizes class action on behalf of alleged victims of ex-hockey coach

Quebec judge authorizes class action on behalf of alleged victims of ex-hockey coach

LONGUEUIL — A Quebec Superior Court justice has authorized a class-action lawsuit on behalf of victims of a former Montreal police officer and minor hockey coach who died awaiting trial on sex-related charges.
Judges' sexual assault training bill receives royal assent after clearing the Senate

Judges' sexual assault training bill receives royal assent after clearing the Senate

OTTAWA — Rona Ambrose says she had no idea it would take so long and require such determination to see that new judges are properly trained in sexual assault law.
Trudeau aide Katie Telford questions if she could've done more on military misconduct

Trudeau aide Katie Telford questions if she could've done more on military misconduct

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's chief of staff says she wonders whether she could have done more to fight sexual misconduct in Canada's armed forces, but refused to say how her boss was kept in the dark about an allegation against the former

Quebec government to allow overnight camps to open across province this summer

MONTREAL — Quebec is allowing overnight camps across the province to reopen this summer.
As MPs urge support, Trudeau demurs on whether government backs COVID-19 waiver

As MPs urge support, Trudeau demurs on whether government backs COVID-19 waiver

WASHINGTON — Justin Trudeau stopped well short Friday of endorsing efforts to lift the veil on the trade secrets behind COVID-19 vaccines, insisting instead that Canada is already doing plenty to improve access to doses around the world.
No fines handed out at first B.C. COVID-19 roadblock as checks move across province

No fines handed out at first B.C. COVID-19 roadblock as checks move across province

VICTORIA — The Mounties in British Columbia say no cars were forced to turn around at a roadblock in place to ensure residents abide by travel restrictions due to COVID-19 as enforcement spreads over the weekend. Cpl.
Supreme Court upholds sexual assault conviction in case involving teens, alcohol

Supreme Court upholds sexual assault conviction in case involving teens, alcohol

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the conviction of a youth found guilty of sexually assaulting another teenager in a case involving alcohol and capacity to consent.
A year after jobs data leak, StatCan resumes sharing advance numbers with officials

A year after jobs data leak, StatCan resumes sharing advance numbers with officials

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada has resumed its practice of giving key federal officials an advance look at its jobs report ahead of its official release.
Most of Yellowknife's COVID-19 cases are in children and youth: public health officer

Most of Yellowknife's COVID-19 cases are in children and youth: public health officer

YELLOWKNIFE — A health official in the Northwest Territories says a recent outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Yellowknife is mostly affecting children and youth.
Economy lost 207,000 jobs in April, unemployment rate rises, Statistics Canada says

Economy lost 207,000 jobs in April, unemployment rate rises, Statistics Canada says

OTTAWA — Canada's labour market lost 207,000 jobs last month as a spike in COVID-19 variant cases led to renewed public health restrictions and raised concerns about longer-term economic consequences from the pandemic.