PARIS (AP) — The head of France’s Greens party stepped down from his post Monday after his former partner reportedly accused him of psychological abuse, amid mounting pressure within his party and broader efforts to hold French politicians accountable for misconduct toward women. Julien Bayou said in a statement that he was resigning from his post as national secretary of the Europe Ecology-The Greens party, a growing force in French politics in recent years. He said he wouldn’t quit his parliam
Saint John city council has unanimously approved a four-day week for most city employees. Starting Oct. 17, most employees will be working longer days from Monday to Thursday. The city approved a year-long trial, and will evaluate whether toward the end. "All employees who can change will be working at least the same number of hours they do now but on a compressed Monday through Thursday schedule," city manager John Collin said in a news release. In a presentation to city council, Collin said th
In Nova Scotia hundreds of people have been displaced by post-tropical storm Fiona. On Sunday, residents of Cape Breton were beginning repairs and surveying the damage as politicians touched down to survey the devastation from the storm.
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MONTREAL — Police in Quebec say a 36-year-old man has been charged with three counts of murder in the killings of his wife and two children in Brossard, a suburb of Montreal. Mohamad Al Ballouz was charged Monday at the Longueuil courthouse, just south of Montreal. Al Ballouz faces one count of second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Synthia Bussières, and two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his children. Al Ballouz, who is also charged with arson, will remain detained. Lon
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday he will travel to the Atlantic Canada regions impacted by post-tropical storm Fiona this week, adding that he would make the trip “as soon as possible.” The prime minister added that Canadian military personnel are already on the ground in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and are being deployed to Newfoundland.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's justice minister remained under protection Monday after four people suspected of taking part in a plot by alleged drugs criminals to kidnap him were arrested in the Netherlands. Vincent Van Quickenborne said in a message on social media that he is “safe and in good hands" but will have to skip some planned activities in the coming days. In a video message relayed by broadcaster RTBF, Van Quickenborne said he was informed by the country's federal prosecutor that he was t
Powerful storm Fiona slammed into Canada's eastern fishing and farm industries over the weekend, smashing wharves, food processing plants and barns that will take months to repair. One of the worst storms Canada has ever faced left more than one-third of customers in the Atlantic province of Nova Scotia without power, swept homes into the sea and left one person dead. Fishing is a key industry in Canada's Atlantic provinces, which produce some of the world's largest lobster exports.
Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati says he's glad the federal government is dropping all pandemic border measures, but is worried American tourists will continue to bypass Canada in the future.
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says all COVID-19 border restrictions will end as of Saturday, including mandatory vaccinations, testing and quarantine of international travellers, as well as mandatory masks on planes and trains. The cabinet order maintaining COVID-19 border measures will not be renewed when it expires on Sept. 30.
"Nexo violated the law and investors' trust by falsely claiming it is a licensed and registered platform," New York Attorney General Letitia James said, adding she had sued the company and was seeking "disgorgement of any revenues derived from Nexo's unlawful conduct". In February, BlockFi had agreed to pay $100 million in a landmark settlement with the U.S. SEC and state authorities that said its interest-bearing product should have been registered as a security. Since then, digital asset platforms have been seeking more clarity on the rules governing such products, saying current regulations remain unclear.
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NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — A British Columbia man who is now in his late 70s has been found guilty of numerous counts of sexual assault. Coquitlam resident Raymond Gaglardi appeared in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster on Monday, and court records show he was convicted on 11 counts. The charges related to historical sexual assaults of young men or teenage boys who attended several Coquitlam-area churches between 1993 and 2007. RCMP said in 2020 that the offences happened at Gaglardi's home, whe
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An investigation conducted by the Calgary Parking Authority, the city-operated agency that manages municipal parking services in the city, has revealed that the personal information of 145,895 customers was exposed for at least two months last year. It's a revelation that the chair of the cybersecurity program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is calling "shameful" and "negligent." "Something like this really shouldn't happen in IT departments these days," said John Zabiuk. Last ye
CALGARY — Alberta Justice Minister Tyler Shandro says the province does not want to undermine a review of Legal Aid to satisfy criminal defence lawyers who have taken job action over the amount they're compensated. Organizations representing lawyers in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer and southern Alberta began job action Aug. 8 by refusing to accept certain bail and duty counsel files from legal aid. The lawyers escalated Monday by withdrawing all services and refusing to take any new cases. Shandro
Unexplained gas leaks detected in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines from Russia to Germany have prompted investigations by European countries into the cause, including possible sabotage. Denmark's armed forces on Tuesday released video showing bubbles rushing to the surface of the Baltic Sea above the pipelines, and said the largest gas leak had caused surface disturbance of well over 1 kilometre in diameter. The operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline reported a sudden drop in pressure overnight on Monday, with a spokesperson suggesting there could have been a leak.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will have to keep boosting its benchmark interest rate to a point that raises unemployment and gets inflation down from unusually high levels, two officials said in separate remarks Monday. Susan Collins, the new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, endorsed Fed projections released last week that signaled its benchmark interest rate would rise to 4.6% by next year, up sharply from about 3.1% now. Getting inflation down will "require slower emplo
The Canadian Space Agency has posted satellite photos that dramatically illustrate how post-tropical storm Fiona changed Prince Edward Island's coastline. "This comparison of satellite images of Prince Edward Island and the Northumberland Strait, taken on Aug. 21 and Sept. 25, 2022, shows the extent to which the extreme wind and wave action of the storm has churned up the seafloor and eroded the coastline," the agency said on Twitter Tuesday. The space agency said the images were from the Europe
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