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Quebec to consult on expanding medical aid in dying to mentally ill

Quebec to consult on expanding medical aid in dying to mentally ill

MONTREAL — The Quebec government will hold at least one day of public consultations on the possibility of expanding access to medical aid in dying to people suffering from severe mental illness, Health Minister Danielle McCann said Thursday.
Second day of search yields no sign of French snowmobilers missing in Quebec

Second day of search yields no sign of French snowmobilers missing in Quebec

ST-HENRI-DE-TAILLON, Que. — It was an exuberant group of French travellers who set off from Christine Reis' inn north of La Tuque, Que.

Things for people in Canada to know about the coronavirus

Concerns about a viral outbreak in China have put global health officials on alert, but how much of a threat is the coronavirus to Canadians? The World Health Organization stopped short of calling it a global health emergency, while officials here ha
Barriers exist for women to get into Conservative race: Marilyn Gladu

Barriers exist for women to get into Conservative race: Marilyn Gladu

OTTAWA — Tight timelines for membership sign-ups and a high entry fee could be keeping women out of the Conservative leadership race, says Marilyn Gladu, an Ontario MP who is the only woman seeking the top job so far.
Poilievre ends bid for Tory leadership over desire to spend time with daughter

Poilievre ends bid for Tory leadership over desire to spend time with daughter

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre is bowing out of his party's leadership race, aborting his campaign before it really begins.
Names in the mix: a list of potential Conservative leadership contenders

Names in the mix: a list of potential Conservative leadership contenders

OTTAWA — The Conservative leadership race is underway and the deadline to register as a candidate and meet the first round of requirements is Feb. 27.
China, Russia under pressure from Myanmar Rohingya genocide ruling: Bob Rae

China, Russia under pressure from Myanmar Rohingya genocide ruling: Bob Rae

OTTAWA — China and Russia face pressure to prevent genocide in Myanmar after Thursday's decision by an international court called on the South Asian country to stop the killing, says Canada's special envoy to the crisis.
Survey finds support among Canadians for broader assisted-dying law

Survey finds support among Canadians for broader assisted-dying law

OTTAWA — As the federal government moves to revise the law on assisted dying, new survey results suggest most Canadians support medical help to end suffering even when a natural death is some time away.
Meng Wanzhou case a 'test' of Canadian legal system: defence lawyer

Meng Wanzhou case a 'test' of Canadian legal system: defence lawyer

VANCOUVER — An extradition case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is a test of whether courts will reject foreign charges that run contrary to Canadian values, argues her lawyer.

Appeal court rules some changes to jury selection process were misapplied

TORONTO — Scores of criminal cases heard in Ontario in recent months could require new trials after the province's highest court ruled Thursday that recent changes to the jury selection process had been improperly applied.