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Quebec court invalidates parts of medical aid in dying laws as too restrictive

Quebec court invalidates parts of medical aid in dying laws as too restrictive

MONTREAL — A Quebec Superior Court judge has invalidated sections of both the federal and Quebec laws on medically assisted dying, ruling Wednesday they were too restrictive and therefore unconstitutional.
Ex-hostage Boyle demanded wife lose weight as means of control: prosecutor

Ex-hostage Boyle demanded wife lose weight as means of control: prosecutor

OTTAWA — A Crown attorney has accused Joshua Boyle of dictating strict weight-loss targets for wife Caitlan Coleman after the couple were freed as hostages of Taliban-linked captors.
Pipeline construction hampered by hearings, permits, court action: report

Pipeline construction hampered by hearings, permits, court action: report

VANCOUVER — Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will likely be delayed due to detailed route hearings, outstanding provincial permits and Indigenous court challenges, says a report from environmental group Stand.earth.
Man arrested for murder after Canadian Forces member killed in Florida

Man arrested for murder after Canadian Forces member killed in Florida

OTTAWA — A 23-year-old man has been arrested for murder after a member of the Canadian Armed Forces died from serious head injuries sustained in what police are describing as a violent attack in Florida. Master Cpl.
Leaders grapple with questions on ethics, values on Day 1 of campaign

Leaders grapple with questions on ethics, values on Day 1 of campaign

OTTAWA — An election campaign sure to feature plenty of pocketbook promises got underway amid deeper questions of ethics and values Wednesday as federal leaders challenged Canadians to consider the kind of country they want to vote for 40 days from n
Maritime grids, forestry, coastlines need rethink in era of intense storms: experts

Maritime grids, forestry, coastlines need rethink in era of intense storms: experts

HALIFAX — In an era when the intensity of hurricanes is expected to increase across Atlantic Canada, experts say major changes are needed to utility grids, shoreline defences and even the types of trees being planted.
'Staring at me:' Oldest known spider ancestor found in Burgess Shale

'Staring at me:' Oldest known spider ancestor found in Burgess Shale

Tiny eyes blinking at him from the rockface of the Burgess Shale drew Jean-Bernard Caron to the fossil of the oldest known ancestor of today's spiders and scorpions.
Tories turn to Bryan Adams' songwriter for election campaign theme

Tories turn to Bryan Adams' songwriter for election campaign theme

TORONTO — The Conservatives have turned to Bryan Adams' longtime hitmaker Jim Vallance to pen their campaign song.
The Latest: Federal party leaders kick off election campaign

The Latest: Federal party leaders kick off election campaign

OTTAWA — The latest developments as federal party leaders kick off campaigning for the Oct. 21 election (all times Eastern): 2 p.m.
Former Veterans Affairs minister Greg Thompson dies at 72 after life of service

Former Veterans Affairs minister Greg Thompson dies at 72 after life of service

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick politician Greg Thompson, who served in both the provincial and federal cabinets — including time as minister of Veterans Affairs — has died at the age of 72.