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Bill on mandatory minimum penalties, sunset clause for drug convictions becomes law

Bill on mandatory minimum penalties, sunset clause for drug convictions becomes law

OTTAWA — A Liberal bill that removes a significant number of mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug and firearms offences has become law.
Housing for N.S. adults with disabilities shifts slowly out of nursing homes

Housing for N.S. adults with disabilities shifts slowly out of nursing homes

HALIFAX — In Jen Powley's Halifax apartment, there's a bustle of activity as moving boxes fly open and her new roommate arranges for an independent life beyond the walls of a nursing home. "It feels so good," says Vicky Levack, the new arrival.
Canadians show support for Latvian allies on tense Independence Day in Baltic country

Canadians show support for Latvian allies on tense Independence Day in Baltic country

RIGA, Latvia — A parade through the streets of Riga Friday in which Canadian soldiers helped mark Latvian independence took on added significance as neighbouring Russia continues its war on Ukraine.
Canada invites G7 ministers to meeting on tackling disinformation

Canada invites G7 ministers to meeting on tackling disinformation

OTTAWA — Canada plans to host a gathering of representatives from the G7 next year to develop new programs and tools to stem the spread of disinformation.
Bail hearing next week for ex-Hydro-Québec employee charged with spying for China

Bail hearing next week for ex-Hydro-Québec employee charged with spying for China

LONGUEUIL, Que. — A former Hydro-Québec employee charged with economic espionage for the benefit of China will have a bail hearing next week.
Canadian Armed Forces to enhance engagement with Indo-Pacific, Trudeau says

Canadian Armed Forces to enhance engagement with Indo-Pacific, Trudeau says

BANGKOK — The Liberal government's long-promised Indo-Pacific strategy will include new investments to strengthen the role the Canadian Armed Forces plays in the region, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday in Thailand.
In The News for Nov. 18: Emergency Act inquiry hears from Canada's top civil servant

In The News for Nov. 18: Emergency Act inquiry hears from Canada's top civil servant

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 Nov. 18 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
NATO holding armoured-gun competition in Latvia to test abilities of tank units

NATO holding armoured-gun competition in Latvia to test abilities of tank units

RIGA, Latvia — Although tanks have shown their limits in the war in Ukraine, they remain the centrepiece of the battlefield, Capt. Antonio Cornacchi of the Italian armed forces told The Canadian Press Thursday.

Financial institutions say Emergencies Act needs more clarity, less onus on banks

OTTAWA — Banks and credit unions want more clarity about how extraordinary powers will affect their customers' accounts the next time the Emergencies Act is invoked, a parliamentary committee heard Thursday.
Military bans uniforms from civilian trials following Fortin criticism

Military bans uniforms from civilian trials following Fortin criticism

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces is cracking down on the wearing of uniforms and medals in civilian courts, saying such attire will be banned from non-military trials except in certain circumstances.