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Evidence erased by police would have freed wrongfully convicted man: defence lawyer

Evidence erased by police would have freed wrongfully convicted man: defence lawyer

HALIFAX — A defence lawyer who fought to free Glen Assoun from a wrongful conviction for murder says evidence erased by the Mounties would have helped Assoun win his appeal and spared him eight more nightmarish years in prison.
U.S. tug firm to be sentenced for 2016 spill in B.C. First Nation's territory

U.S. tug firm to be sentenced for 2016 spill in B.C. First Nation's territory

BELLA BELLA, B.C. — A Texas-based company is scheduled to be sentenced after pleading guilty to a diesel spill from a tug boat that ran aground and sank in a First Nation's fishing territory on British Columbia's central coast. The Nathan E.

High-speed rail link would run from Vancouver to Seattle in under 1 hour: study

VANCOUVER — A proposed high-speed rail link connecting Vancouver, Seattle and Portland would cut the travel time between each city to under an hour and dramatically boost the economy of the entire region, a new report concludes.
Anglican Church rejects same-sex marriage amendment; will not add policy to national laws

Anglican Church rejects same-sex marriage amendment; will not add policy to national laws

The Anglican Church of Canada narrowly voted down a proposal to bless same-sex marriage across the denomination, with its newly elected leader acknowledging the disappointment the decision would bring for many.
Identifiers need revamp for digital age, Desjardins CEO tells MPs

Identifiers need revamp for digital age, Desjardins CEO tells MPs

OTTAWA — The current system for identifying Canadians is inadequate for the digital age, the chief executive of Desjardins Group told MPs in an emergency parliamentary committee meeting Monday grappling with the fallout of a major data breach at his
Shooting survivor quits panel over 'timid' Liberal record on assault-style guns

Shooting survivor quits panel over 'timid' Liberal record on assault-style guns

OTTAWA — Mass-shooting survivor Nathalie Provost has quit the federal firearms advisory committee in frustration, saying she is "extremely disappointed" with the Liberal government's failure to crack down on assault-style rifles.

Three Ontario wildfire evacuees facing assault charges in Saskatchewan

Regina police say three men who were brought to Saskatchewan as wildfire evacuees from northern Ontario are facing assault charges.
'Told to shoot:' Trial begins for Alberta youth in shooting of German tourist

'Told to shoot:' Trial begins for Alberta youth in shooting of German tourist

CALGARY — There was conflicting testimony in court Monday about whether a youth charged in the shooting of a German tourist on an Alberta highway may have acted on his own or was ordered to fire the gun.
Asylum figures show overall slower rate of irregular crossings

Asylum figures show overall slower rate of irregular crossings

OTTAWA — Newly published government figures show fewer asylum-seekers crossing "irregularly" into Canada than last year, although June did see a small increase over other months this year.
Metis National Council faces financial audit by outside consulting firm

Metis National Council faces financial audit by outside consulting firm

OTTAWA — The Metis National Council is embracing an outside financial audit requested by the federal government, the group's finance minister said Monday.
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