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Quebec professional orders ask province to challenge assisted dying law

MONTREAL — Six Quebec professional orders are calling on the province to challenge the constitutionality of federal legislation on medical assistance in dying.

Carbon monoxide leak in Montreal school prompts questions about detectors

MONTREAL — A carbon monoxide leak in a Montreal school that sent 43 people to hospital has exposed the absence of any requirement in Quebec for schools to have detectors to protect against the potentially lethal gas.
Netflix accused of using footage of Lac-Megantic disaster in second drama

Netflix accused of using footage of Lac-Megantic disaster in second drama

MONTREAL — A day after learning that a science-fiction show on Netflix used actual footage of the Lac-Megantic rail disaster, the mayor of the Quebec town said she believes images of the tragedy were used in a second Netflix production, "Bird Box.
Former New Democrat MP Svend Robinson wants to return to politics

Former New Democrat MP Svend Robinson wants to return to politics

BURNABY, B.C. — Former New Democrat MP Svend Robinson is attempting a political comeback, nearly 15 years after his theft of an expensive diamond ring brought an end to his decades-long career. Standing outside his childhood home in Burnaby, B.C.
Mother of newborn apprehended in Winnipeg hopeful reunion will happen soon

Mother of newborn apprehended in Winnipeg hopeful reunion will happen soon

WINNIPEG — A mother seen crying in social media videos as her newborn baby was taken from her in hospital says she is hopeful the child will be reunited with family soon.
Feds poised to bolster RCMP accountability

Feds poised to bolster RCMP accountability

OTTAWA — The federal government is poised to try to improve RCMP accountability by placing some external eyes on the national police force.
Crown outlines case against Quebec man charged with suffocating ailing wife

Crown outlines case against Quebec man charged with suffocating ailing wife

MONTREAL — A Quebec man accused of suffocating his ailing wife had inquired about medically assisted death for her a year earlier but was informed she did not qualify because of her advanced Alzheimer's diagnosis, a jury heard Tuesday.
Freeland, McCallum decry China death sentence, tout growing support of allies

Freeland, McCallum decry China death sentence, tout growing support of allies

Canada shot back at China on Tuesday, branding the death sentence imposed on a British Columbia man as inhumane and flaunting the support of its allies in trying to win the release of two other imprisoned Canadians.
Overpaid workers will only pay back 'net' amounts under proposed new tax rules

Overpaid workers will only pay back 'net' amounts under proposed new tax rules

OTTAWA — The country's biggest civil-service union declared a victory for its members Tuesday as the Trudeau government moved to change a tax rule that has caused headaches for federal employees overpaid by the problem-plagued civil service pay syste
No bloodstains found in Dennis Oland's car, officer tells murder trial

No bloodstains found in Dennis Oland's car, officer tells murder trial

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Although it was dirty and appeared not to have been cleaned, the car Dennis Oland was driving the evening his father, Richard, was murdered did not produce any suspicious bloodstains, a Saint John court was told Tuesday.