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Widow of QuadrigaCX CEO calls for appointment of chief restructuring officer

Widow of QuadrigaCX CEO calls for appointment of chief restructuring officer

HALIFAX — The widow of QuadrigaCX CEO Gerald Cotten says a chief restructuring officer should be appointed to oversee what remains of the insolvent cryptocurrency trading platform, saying her role as director has drawn "unwanted" online commentary su
Freeland, Hunt to host Canadian-British press freedom summit this summer

Freeland, Hunt to host Canadian-British press freedom summit this summer

OTTAWA — Canada and Britain will co-host an international summit in London this summer on the growing threats to freedom of the press, and to promote better protection of journalists.

Inmate who spent four years in solitary subject to 'abhorrent' treatment: judge

A mentally ill Indigenous man kept in isolation in an Ontario jail for more than four years endured treatment so "abhorrent and "inhumane" it affected his ability to stand trial for murder, a judge ruled while staying the charge.
Man faces deportation to Italy more than 20 years after drug import conviction

Man faces deportation to Italy more than 20 years after drug import conviction

MONTREAL — A Quebec man convicted more than 20 years ago for his role in a Mafia-linked drug importation will be deported to his native Italy on Thursday barring a last-minute intervention from Ottawa.
Bill to ease jury secrecy in the name of mental health clears another hurdle

Bill to ease jury secrecy in the name of mental health clears another hurdle

OTTAWA — The House of Commons justice committee has approved a bill that would ease secrecy by allowing former jurors to discuss all aspects of a stressful criminal trial with a mental-health professional.
Deadline for Sens arena deal approaches with no extension to be granted

Deadline for Sens arena deal approaches with no extension to be granted

OTTAWA — Canada's Heritage Minister says there will be no extension of a Thursday deadline to resolve a dispute over a plan to build a community featuring a new downtown arena for the Ottawa Senators.

Crown seeks six years for Toronto man who tried to join ISIL in Syria

TORONTO — Ontario prosecutors want a Toronto man who tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria to spend six years behind bars, while his defence team is pushing for a sentence of about half that given what they say is their client's commitment t
New Brunswick looks to hydrogen from seawater as fuel for future power

New Brunswick looks to hydrogen from seawater as fuel for future power

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's Crown-owned power utility is partnering with a Florida-based company to develop power plants that would use hydrogen extracted from seawater as their fuel.
More help on the way for family that lost seven children to house fire: MP

More help on the way for family that lost seven children to house fire: MP

HALIFAX — One week after a house fire claimed the lives of seven children in a Halifax suburb, the local member of Parliament says the community has come through "in a beautiful way" to help the grief-stricken mother and her badly injured husband — b

Pregnant woman's death was accident or suicide, husband's lawyers tell trial

TORONTO — Lawyers for a former Toronto pastor accused in the drowning of his pregnant wife argued Tuesday that the woman died in a "tragic accident" or took her own life after growing suspicious that her husband was still cheating on her.