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OTTAWA — The Liberals say their proposed definition of a prohibited assault-style firearm applies only to guns that belong on the battlefield. But Conservative MPs are continuing to insist the federal move would outlaw many ordinary hunting rifles and shotguns. The Liberal government wants to include an evergreen definition of a prohibited assault-style firearm in gun-control legislation being studied by the House of Commons public safety committee. The measure, introduced Tuesday during clause-
Ottawa's largest school board will not be bringing back mask mandates. The Ottawa Carleton District School Board says a motion to reinstate the requirement for students and staff at its schools did not pass tonight. The board says on Twitter that it encourages the community to follow the advice from Ottawa Public Health, including by wearing masks indoors. The board met virtually tonight after a special meeting to debate the motion on Tuesday was disrupted by heckling, delaying a decision. Earli
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An inquiry into a former Australian prime minister secretly appointing himself to multiple ministries recommended Friday that all such appointments be made public in the future to preserve trust in government. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he would recommend his Cabinet accept all of the retired judge ’s recommendations at a meeting next week. Albanese ordered the inquiry in August after revelations that his predecessor Prime Minister Scott Morrison had taken th
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses suffered by her party. Tsai offered her resignation on Saturday evening, a tradition after a major loss, in a short speech in which she also thanked supporters. She said she will shoulder the responsibility as she had hand-picked candidates in Saturday’s elections. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. Voters in Taiwan ove
The Emergencies Act inquiry has heard from all witnesses who were scheduled to testify over the course of the six-week-long process. The Public Order Emergency Commission will have until February to decide whether the Trudeau government was justified in its unprecedented decision. Eric Sorensen examines the major findings from the course of the entire inquiry, looking at what can be learned from the ordeal.
Videos showing guards at the Saint John Regional Correctional Centre punching an inmate were played in Fredericton provincial court this week following an unsuccessful attempt by the province to prevent the public from seeing them. The videos show Scott Morrison being tackled to the ground by two guards, followed by more guards swarming him and punching him while he was being held in the jail on Sept. 27. Morrison was on remand pending the outcome of his trial on eight drug trafficking offences.
VICTORIA — British Columbia's budget forecast shows a surplus of $5.7 billion, dwarfing the previous estimate and giving the government room to help people facing the ongoing cost-of-living crunch, says Finance Minister Selina Robinson. The projected surplus is $5 billion higher than the $706 million forecast last September, Robinson said Friday. The latest fiscal update, covering the government's financial results from last April to September, puts the province in a “significant surplus positio
A man on trial for second-degree murder in the 2020 stabbing of Matthew Bossenberry in Regina has been found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter. A jury returned the manslaughter verdict at the trial of Joshua La Rose, 42, on Friday night, after nine hours of deliberation. La Rose, 42, was charged in connection with the Aug. 24, 2020, death of Bossenberry, 32. He had pleaded not guilty to the second-degree murder charge. The courtroom's gallery, filled with family and supporters for both
Fire crews will be on the scene of a fire at a scrap metal yard in Goodwood, N.S., for at least a few more hours, says an official. "We're going to have this contained here soon," said Joe Fulton, acting district chief with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency. Crews were called to the facility at 6:15 a.m. AT Saturday. Fulton said around a dozen fire trucks are at the scene. Firefighters are taking a defensive approach, meaning they are surrounding the fire with water to keep it from spreading.
TORONTO — The rate of opioid deaths in Ontario decreased by more than 10 per cent in the first two quarters of this year compared to the year before, new data shows, with the chief coroner saying the decline brings some hope. Preliminary data from the coroner's office shows 1,278 people have died from opioid toxicity in the first six months of this year. There were 1,487 deaths in the same time period last year. "This is a significant tragedy that is ongoing and continuing, which requires a much
REGINA — Saskatchewan is to soon gain control of the carbon pricing charge that shows up on residents power bills. But Premier Scott Moe and his Saskatchewan Party government are still mulling over how that new revenue should be spent. Since 2019, a carbon backstop has been placed on Saskatchewan Power Corporation bills to account for its greenhouse gas emissions. The money has been going to the federal government, but starting in January the money will be staying in the province. This comes aft
The World Health Organisation has warned of "life-threatening" consequences in Ukraine and estimates that millions could leave their homes as a result.
Premier Tim Houston said his government will not back down after a decision to cap electricity prices led Nova Scotia Power to have its credit rating downgraded. The utility's parent company, Emera, warned a weaker credit rating will lead to increased costs to borrow money. It said that could ultimately result in higher prices for customers. Rating agency S&P Global announced the downgrade on Monday, citing the province's move to limit power-rate increases to 1.8 per cent this year and next. The
MONTREAL — Quebec is making the flu vaccine free for all residents this year. The shots had only been free for certain high-risk groups and for health-care workers. Health officials said today the government reversed position because of the high levels of influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, and novel coronavirus circulating in the province. The Health Department says the flu vaccine will be available for free to anyone who wants it starting today. The department says it is encouraging certai
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — Robert Downey Jr. affectionately pays tribute to this late father, Robert Downey Sr. in “Sr.,” an intimate documentary the younger Downey spent three years filming with his dad before his death in 2021 at 85. Downey Sr. was a noted cult filmmaker in the ‘60s and ’70s. His freewheeling movies also featured his son's firs
LONDON (AP) — “The Flatshare” stars Jessica Brown Findlay and Anthony Welsh got to do all their own stunts in their new rom-com TV series. The stunts in question? Writing Post-it notes, which sometimes required multiple takes: “I got so many sent back being like, ‘It’s great, but that’s not how you spell that word,’” Brown Findlay laughed. Based on the bestselling book by Beth O’Leary that was translated into more than 25 languages, “The Flatshare” revolves around two strangers who live in the s
OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland drew a direct link between Canada’s economic and national security on Thursday, as she defended her government’s decision to declare a public order emergency to end the "Freedom Convoy" protests. The assertion came in testimony to the Public Order Emergency Commission, where cabinet ministers have faced questions about the legal basis upon which they invoked the Emergencies Act in February to clear protesters from Ottawa and at several U.S. border cros
There is no good legal or moral argument for denying prisoners their rights as workers. Canada must overhaul how it deals with prison labour.
Northern B.C. is getting its first passport office. The federal government says it will open as early as April in Prince George. "We are working to expand the services available in Prince George, as a hub in Northern B.C., to enable folks to do an application in person at Service Canada that would enable them to either pick up their passport within 10 business days or have it mailed to them within 10 business days," Karina Gould, the minister of families, children and social development, told CB