Tag: Canada

Supreme Court to Review Mandatory Minimum Penalty for Child Luring Offence

The Supreme Court of Canada will examine the constitutionality of a minimum sentence for the offence of child luring. The top court has agreed to review the case of a Quebec man, identified only as H.V., who pleaded guilty to a child luring offence committed in 2017. He argued the six-month mandatory minimum sentence provided…


Spy Watchdog Panel to Review How Agencies Intercept Communications

The committee of MPs and senators that oversees the security and intelligence community says it plans a review of how these agencies intercept communications during investigations. The review by the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians will examine the legislative, regulatory, policy and financial framework for monitoring communications. It will include a look at…


Canada’s High Court Won’t Hear Dispute Over $1B Vancouver Waterfront Development

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from property developer Concord Pacific Acquisitions, ending a long-running legal dispute over the billion-dollar development of one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land. The feud began in 2015 when Concord argued Singapore-based billionaire Oei Hong Leong and his company, Canadian Metropolitan Properties, backed…


CTV Chief Anchor Lisa LaFlamme Opted Not to Say Goodbye to Her Audience After Being Let Go: Internal Email

CTV News’ parent company said Lisa LaFlamme, the longtime chief anchor at the network who was recently removed from her position, chose not to bid farewell to her audience despite given the chance. In an internal email, the senior vice president of content development and news at Bell Media, Karine Moses, told staff members that the…


Wolf Found Dead by Roadside, Another Still Missing After ‘Suspicious’ BC Zoo Escape

One of the wolves that escaped its enclosure at the Greater Vancouver Zoo this week has been found dead on a roadside, and a second wolf is still missing, the zoo’s deputy general manager said Thursday. Menita Prasad said both the zoo’s perimeter fence and the grey wolf enclosure were deliberately “compromised” early Tuesday, allowing…


Crown Stays 49 Charges Against 7 Freedom Convoy Protesters: Legal Advocacy Group

The Crown has stayed 49 charges against seven protesters who took part in the Freedom Convoy demonstration held in Ottawa earlier this year, a constitutional rights advocacy group says. “The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is pleased to announce that the Crown has stayed 49 charges against seven Freedom Convoy protestors who took part in…


Feds’ Emissions Reductions Target Cannot Be Met Without Cutting Fertilizer Use, Impacting Crop Yields: Expert Panel

Canadian farmers will have to drastically cut their fertilizer usage, thus impacting crop yields and threatening food security, in order to meet the government’s planned target of reducing fertilizer emissions by 30 percent below 2020 levels before the end of the decade, say agricultural experts. Speaking at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s webinar, “More Food Or Less Fertilizer?…


Agreement Was Reached for Convoy Protesters to Reposition Vehicles Before Emergencies Act Was Invoked, Negotiator Says

Dean French, who negotiated with leaders of the Freedom Convoy earlier this year, said the Liberal government didn’t give enough time for a peaceful resolution to transpire before invoking the Emergencies Act to have the protesters removed by force, even though an agreement for the convoy to leave was reached. “This was a black mark…


Judge Sides With Enbridge Inc. in Michigan’s Latest Effort to Halt Line 5 Pipeline

A judge in Michigan has ruled in favour of Enbridge Inc. in the company’s long-running dispute with the state over the Line 5 cross-border pipeline. In her ruling, Judge Janet Neff says the case belongs in federal court—a blow to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s bid to shut down the pipeline. It’s the second time in…


Here Are the Changes Coming to Ontario’s Publicly Funded Health-Care System

As Ontario’s hospitals grapple with staff shortages, temporary emergency room closures and surgical backlogs, the province has announced a suite of changes in an effort to help stabilize the health-care system – although it maintains patients will not have to pay out of pocket for any of them. Here’s a look at some of the…