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Six years after Ontario ombudsman Paul Dube recommended a standardized, mandatory de-escalation training for police across the province, Ontario is no closer to making it happen, he said on Wednesday. "Progress has been painfully slow," Dube said at a news conference introducing his annual report, which outlines trends and investigations his office handled between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. Mandatory de-escalation training is just one of the recommendations Dube made in a 2016 report issu
The threatening moves were prompted by a visit to Taiwan last week by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chinese authorities say.View on euronews
Republican politicians and candidates are distorting how a major economic bill passed over the weekend by the Senate would reform the IRS and affect taxes for the middle class. The “ Inflation Reduction Act,” which awaits a House vote after passing in the Senate on Sunday, would increase the ranks of the IRS, but it would not create a mob of armed auditors looking to harass middle-class taxpayers, as some Republicans are claiming. While experts say corporate tax increases could indirectly burden
Advocates say Canada's euthanasia law devalues the lives of disabled people and may be prompting doctors to increasingly suggest the procedure to those who might not otherwise consider it (Aug. 11)(AP video: Mike Householder)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination as he testified under oath Wednesday in the New York attorney general's long-running civil investigation into his business dealings, the former president said in a statement. About an hour after arriving at Attorney General Letitia James' Manhattan offices, Trump announced that he "declined to answer the questions under the rights and privileges afforded to every citizen under the United States Constit
WARNING: This story contains graphic details. The 39-year-old accused of attacking a man at Saskatoon's Royal University Hospital in June has now been charged with murder, police say. Kevin Witchekan is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Randy Beauchesne, Saskatoon police said Thursday. Beauchesne, 55, was attacked on June 13 at Royal University Hospital. He suffered critical injuries and died this past weekend. Witchekan was originally charged with attempted murder, but police sa
A 19-year-old international student drowned at a lake in Antigonish County, N.S., during a recent kayaking trip. RCMP Cpl. Chris Marshall said in an interview Mounties received a request for assistance on Monday afternoon for a person that had gone under the water of Lochaber Lake in North Lochaber and never resurfaced. Marshall said when authorities got to the scene, they learned the student had been kayaking with a 27-year-old man. Once the pair returned to the dock after kayaking, the older m
It's an eyebrow-raising statistic: Essex County OPP says there's a 63 per cent increase in vehicle thefts compared to this time last year. And often, it involves people either leaving their keys or key fobs unattended in their vehicles. Const. Steven Duguay says organized crime is often tied to vehicle thefts. But outside of that, he says, they're typically "crimes of opportunity." "You'll have people walking through neighbourhoods at night and checking door handles on cars, looking for loose ch
Unused to high temperatures, the United Kingdom is grappling with how to adjust to this summer’s extreme heat. As the temperature rises, so does the demand for air conditioning in U.K. homes.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Western countries agreed Thursday to continue long-term funding to help Ukraine’s military keep fighting nearly 5 1/2 months after Russia invaded its neighbor, saying 1.5 billion euros ($1.5 billion) has been pledged so far and more is coming. The money is for enhancing armaments production, including artillery and ammunition; developing and strengthening the training of Ukrainian soldiers and assisting Ukraine’s efforts to demine areas. “All the countries that came to
Power was restored to nearly all NB Power customers early Thursday following a massive outage. On Wednesday, nearly 50,000 customers were without electricity. The outage was caused by a tree falling on a transmission line, NB Power spokesperson Dominique Couture said in an email to CBC News. By early Thursday, just a handful of customers in Fredericton and Moncton were still without power, Couture said the first report of an outage came in at 8:45 p.m.
Attorney General Merrick Garland says the Justice Department asked a court to unseal the warrant the FBI received before searching the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump, acknowledging the extraordinary public interest in the case. (Aug. 11)
Nova Scotia Health Authority has launched a six-month pilot program with a local health-care software company that matches family doctors with specialists for consultations through a system called Virtual Hallway. The aim is to improve patient access to specialist care through phone consultations between family doctors and specialists. Nova Scotia Health said in a news release the partnership wants to explore ways to reduce wait times and improve the health-care experience for providers and pati
A shortage of health-care workers — especially of nurses — continues to affect health services in the Northwest Territories. In a press release Wednesday, the N.W.T. Health and Social Services Authority announced an extension of reduced services at Stanton Territorial Hospital's operating room. Those reductions, introduced in July, will now continue through to next year — Jan. 3, 2023. Stanton's operating rooms will operate at half capacity during that time. The health authority says operations
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Two anti-government extremists sought to spark a “second American revolution” by kidnapping Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday as the government got a second opportunity to get convictions in an alleged plot to shock the country into chaos before the 2020 election. Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. are on trial for a second time, four months after a jury couldn't reach a unanimous verdict while acquitting two other men. The jury will hear com
CBC News's Alex Panetta says the Department of Justice's motion to allow the FBI search warrant for Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence is their way of 'putting the ball back in president Trump's court.'
A massive power outage in southeastern New Brunswick on Wednesday evening was caused by a tree that was cut, N.B. Power says. RCMP are now investigating, the utility said Thursday. N.B. Power spokesperson Dominique Couture said in an email that a large tree fell on a key piece of equipment in the Moncton area. It affected two transmission lines, and more than 50,000 customers lost power for several hours. Transmission lines feed smaller distribution networks. Couture compared it to a highway and
OTTAWA — Canadian aid agencies are warning that the world food crisis, made worse by the war in Ukraine, is leading to a rise in underage girls being forced into marriage. Plan International Canada says it has seen a worrying increase in the number of teenage girls in the developing world being forced into marriage because their families cannot afford to feed them. The agency says 12 million girls under the age of 18 become child brides each year, forcing them to abandon school while putting the
Nearly one year since an explosion in downtown Wheatley injured 20 people and demolished two buildings, the final well on the property is getting plugged. Since a suspected hydrogen sulphide explosion rocked the core of Wheatley on Aug. 26 last year, officials have been working to secure the site and cap three wells that are believed to have been the source of the gas. The explosion destroyed two buildings and displaced more than 100 people from their homes and businesses. In a news release Thur