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Sending former defence chief's case to civilian courts the only option, says expert

Sending former defence chief's case to civilian courts the only option, says expert

“At the end of the day, more often than not, a civilian court is the most appropriate venue for dealing with criminal charges laid against very senior military personnel, as it better satisfy the ‘appearance of justice’ in deciding the defendant’s guilt or innocence at trial,” said retired colonel Michel Drapeau, who is now a lawyer and one of Canada's top experts in military law.
Company wants to appeal decision that rejected proposed Alberta open-pit coal mine

Company wants to appeal decision that rejected proposed Alberta open-pit coal mine

In the court filing, Benga said a June 17 decision by a joint federal-provincial review panel, including the Alberta Energy Regulator, contains errors of law and procedural fairness that warrant the granting of permission to appeal. 
Justice minister asks for investigation of lawyers

Justice minister asks for investigation of lawyers

Cameron Friesen said, as attorney general of Manitoba, he has asked the Law Society of Manitoba to initiate an investigation into the lawyers with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. The centre is representing a group of churches in Manitoba that are challenging COVID-19 public-health orders. 
N.S. police officer, wife launching complaint for 'driving while Black' stop by RCMP

N.S. police officer, wife launching complaint for 'driving while Black' stop by RCMP

Angela Simmonds is quoted saying the case was an example of the way Black people continue "to be subjected to inhumane treatment and are regarded as dangerous, dishonest, guilty criminals." The release calls the incident "another brutal reminder of the broader problem of systemic racism within the RCMP, and it further erodes the trust between police and Black communities in Nova Scotia."
Aiming to allow vaccinated Americans into Canada by mid-August: PM to premiers

Aiming to allow vaccinated Americans into Canada by mid-August: PM to premiers

"The prime minister noted that, if our current positive path of vaccination rate and public-health conditions continue, Canada would be in a position to welcome fully-vaccinated travellers from all countries by early September."
B.C. premier defends not declaring state of emergency over wildfires

B.C. premier defends not declaring state of emergency over wildfires

"If there was a state of emergency called today, it would have no impact on resources because they are already in place," Premier John Horgan said at a news conference on Friday. "We're putting all hands on deck and the state of emergency is not required to do that."
Housing advocates pleased with more seniors' beds

Housing advocates pleased with more seniors' beds

Over the next 20 years, the number of seniors in Alberta is expected to double, up to 1.1. million, which will increase the need for continuing-care services by 62 per cent by 2030.
Alberta in talks with Ottawa to secure $10-a-day child care

Alberta in talks with Ottawa to secure $10-a-day child care

“We look forward to a deal that ensures access to affordable, high-quality child care for working parents," said Rebecca Polak, spokesperson for the Ministry of Children’s Services.
Muslim charity heading to court over 'unfair' suspension levied by revenue agency

Muslim charity heading to court over 'unfair' suspension levied by revenue agency

The charity has been accused of improperly issuing donation receipts totalling more than $307,000 on behalf of organizations administering six projects — a practice known as third-party receipting.
Travel still stalled even though Canada's borders reopening, say local agents

Travel still stalled even though Canada's borders reopening, say local agents

Many countries remain closed to tourists and many travellers don’t want to risk losing money on a trip that may never take flight or risk getting stranded.