Supreme Court rules condom use can be a condition of consent in sexual assault cases

Supreme Court rules condom use can be a condition of consent in sexual assault cases

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada says sex with a condom is a fundamentally different physical act than sex without one, and that the use of a condom can be a condition of consent under sexual assault law. In a 5-4 decision Friday, the top court ruled that if a complainant’s partner ignores the … Read more

Clash over whether US officers can be armed in Canada keeps Nexus centers closed

Clash over whether US officers can be armed in Canada keeps Nexus centers closed

MONTREAL – A dispute over legal protections for American customs officers has kept Nexus enrollment centers closed in Canada more than three months after they reopened south of the border — due in part to a clash over US agents’ right to carry guns on Canadian soil. The standoff has led to a massive backlog … Read more

Canada bringing back mandatory random testing of travelers arriving at main airports

Canada bringing back mandatory random testing of travelers arriving at main airports

OTTAWA – The federal government announced plans Thursday to start randomly testing travelers at Canada’s four main airports for COVID-19 again next week, but intends to move the actual swabbing off-site. Ottawa paused the random testing of vaccinated travelers entering Canada by air on June 11, while it worked on moving the tests themselves locations … Read more

Federal Conservatives hire outside lawyer to review Patrick Brown’s appeal request

Federal Conservatives hire outside lawyer to review Patrick Brown’s appeal request

OTTAWA – The Conservative Party of Canada has brought in an outside lawyer to help determine whether one of its committees has the jurisdiction to hear Patrick Brown challenge his disqualification. The news comes as Jean Charest’s leadership campaign confirms it was approached by the same organizer whose allegation against Brown led to his ousting … Read more

Government agencies say telecom services restored after Rogers outage

Government agencies say telecom services restored after Rogers outage

TORONTO – Businesses and government agencies say they’ve largely restored service after a widespread Rogers network outage. Multiple police forces say 911 services are able to receive calls again after the more than 15-hour-long outage paralyzed phone networks across much of Canada. The city of Montreal says its 311 information line is back up and … Read more

Russia raiding Ukraine wheat stores, exporting it with false papers: Ukraine minister

Russia raiding Ukraine wheat stores, exporting it with false papers: Ukraine minister

OTTAWA – Ukraine’s agriculture minister has told Ottawa that Russia is raiding its grain stores and selling Ukrainian wheat covertly on the international market. Mykola Solskyi told the House of Commons agriculture committee that 500,000 to 600,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat have been stolen by the Russians. Speaking via videolink to MPs, he said Russia … Read more

Holocaust denial — and downplaying the Nazis’ murder of Jews — to be outlawed

Holocaust denial — and downplaying the Nazis’ murder of Jews — to be outlawed

OTTAWA – Holocaust denial is to be outlawed in Canada, in a further effort to stamp out rising anti-Semitism. The federal government is set to make it a criminal offense to make a statement denying the Holocaust took place or condoning or downplaying the killing of Jews by the Nazi regime, except in a private … Read more

‘It’s incredible’: Paralyzed Broncos hockey player getting upgrade on spinal device

‘It’s incredible’: Paralyzed Broncos hockey player getting upgrade on spinal device

CALGARY – A former junior hockey player with life-altering injuries from a bus crash four years ago is getting a boost he’s been anticipating for two years. Ryan Straschnitzki, 22, is one of four individuals with spinal cord injuries who are in Calgary this week to have the epidural stimulators in their spines reprogrammed. Straschnitzki … Read more