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Desmond inquiry judge says Veterans Affairs did not share key information

Desmond inquiry judge says Veterans Affairs did not share key information

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. — The judge overseeing an inquiry into a triple-murder and suicide carried out by an Afghanistan war veteran says Lionel Desmond faced a large gap in treatment for a severe case of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Defence minister hails Iraq's approval of expanded NATO mission

Defence minister hails Iraq's approval of expanded NATO mission

OTTAWA — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan was hailing Thursday the Iraqi government's decision to let NATO stay in the country even as many Canadian troops remained on lockdown.
Feds open air-traveller complaint inquiry over claims airlines mislead about delays

Feds open air-traveller complaint inquiry over claims airlines mislead about delays

OTTAWA — The Canadian Transportation Agency has announced an inquiry under new passenger-rights rules after receiving multiple complaints from travellers about flight delays.
Manitoba won't shut door on oil pipeline to Churchill: premier

Manitoba won't shut door on oil pipeline to Churchill: premier

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he is open to discussing a possible oil pipeline to the Port of Churchill as a way of getting western energy to ocean tankers.

Ontario coroner calls inquest into suicide of Indigenous teen near group home

Family and community members of an Indigenous teen who died by suicide while in the care of the Ontario government and went undiscovered for seven months have succeeded in their effort to secure a public inquest into his death.
Lionel Desmond's wife asked him for a divorce before killings, inquiry told

Lionel Desmond's wife asked him for a divorce before killings, inquiry told

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S.
Ex-Hasidic man educated in religious school had never heard of science, trial told

Ex-Hasidic man educated in religious school had never heard of science, trial told

MONTREAL — Boisbriand, Que., is only about a half-hour drive north of Montreal. But to members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group who live in the off-island suburb, Montreal may as well be another planet, a former member told a courtroom on Thursday.
Supreme Court of Canada to examine solitary confinement in federal prisons

Supreme Court of Canada to examine solitary confinement in federal prisons

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will revisit provincial court rulings that declared federal provisions on the solitary confinement of prisoners to be unconstitutional — an examination that could have implications for new legislation intended to
Canadian research officials return from Geneva with plan to tackle coronavirus

Canadian research officials return from Geneva with plan to tackle coronavirus

OTTAWA — Canada will aim $6.5 million at research on stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus, after co-ordinating with researchers around the world on tackling the outbreak.
Friends, family say goodbye to 4-year-old girl found dead in conservation area

Friends, family say goodbye to 4-year-old girl found dead in conservation area

TORONTO — A grieving mother read to her four-year-old daughter one final time on Thursday, as hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of the girl whose body was found at the bottom of a cliff after a weekend hike.