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Solitary confinement rules struck down by B.C. judge as unconstitutional

Solitary confinement rules struck down by B.C. judge as unconstitutional

VANCOUVER — Forcing federal inmates into solitary confinement for indefinite periods is unconstitutional because it puts them at significant risk of psychological harm and suicide, a British Columbia Supreme Court judge has ruled.
Newly freed Diab wants reforms to Canada's 'lousy' extradition law

Newly freed Diab wants reforms to Canada's 'lousy' extradition law

OTTAWA — Newly freed Hassan Diab, who spent more than three years locked up in France on suspicion of murder, is calling for changes to Canada's "lousy" extradition law.
Feds mum on possible Canadian support to new U.S.-backed Syrian border force

Feds mum on possible Canadian support to new U.S.-backed Syrian border force

OTTAWA — The federal government is refusing to say whether Canada will support the creation of a 30,000-strong border security force in Syria, plans for which have already drawn opposition from Russia, Iran, Turkey and even the UN. The U.S.
Joly meets with entertainment groups about harassment and workplace safety

Joly meets with entertainment groups about harassment and workplace safety

TORONTO — Heritage Minister Melanie Joly says she wants zero tolerance for harassment when it comes to federal grants and contributions for the entertainment industry.
Unifor splits with Canadian Labour Congress over workers' right to choose union

Unifor splits with Canadian Labour Congress over workers' right to choose union

The largest private sector union in Canada said Wednesday it is splitting with the Canadian Labour Congress over issues which include disagreements about the rights of workers to choose what union should represent them.
Bread price-fixing documents won't be unsealed Thursday, Loblaw says

Bread price-fixing documents won't be unsealed Thursday, Loblaw says

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Loblaw says court documents regarding an alleged industry-wide bread price-fixing scheme won't be released tomorrow after an unidentified individual filed an application against releasing them.
Effectiveness of morning sickness drug Diclectin called into question

Effectiveness of morning sickness drug Diclectin called into question

TORONTO — A medication commonly prescribed for morning sickness during pregnancy appears to be ineffective, based on results from a previously unpublished clinical trial paid for by its Canadian manufacturer and submitted as part of the approval proc
Foreign workers sleeping in Burger King basement: Alberta Health Services

Foreign workers sleeping in Burger King basement: Alberta Health Services

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A Burger King franchise was issued a public health order because Alberta Health Services said its inspectors found foreign workers were sleeping in the basement of the Lethbridge restaurant.
Jagmeet Singh, newly engaged, plans to seek healthy public, private balance

Jagmeet Singh, newly engaged, plans to seek healthy public, private balance

OTTAWA — Few personal relationships are the subject of national media scrutiny, but NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and his new fiancee Gurkiran Kaur say they're up for the challenge.
Liberals try to allay fears of faith-based groups over summer jobs program

Liberals try to allay fears of faith-based groups over summer jobs program

OTTAWA — Faith-based organizations are welcome to seek federal funding to create summer jobs for youth, the Liberal government says, but it has not budged from a new requirement that recipients demonstrate they respect a woman's right to have an abor