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Bissonnette judge's 'unusual' sentencing decision likely to be appealed: experts

Bissonnette judge's 'unusual' sentencing decision likely to be appealed: experts

MONTREAL — A Quebec judge's "unusual" decision to modify the Criminal Code as he sentenced six-time murderer Alexandre Bissonnette to a life sentence with no possibility of parole for 40 years highlights the ongoing legal debate over consecutive life
Clock ticking as Air Force looks to stop hemorrhaging experienced pilots

Clock ticking as Air Force looks to stop hemorrhaging experienced pilots

OTTAWA — A shortage of experienced pilots is forcing the Royal Canadian Air Force to walk a delicate line between keeping enough seasoned aviators available to train new recruits and lead missions in the air. Air force commander Lt.-Gen.
Saskatchewan, Ottawa carbon tax case 'monumental' for Constitution: expert

Saskatchewan, Ottawa carbon tax case 'monumental' for Constitution: expert

REGINA — Legal experts, government officials and industry leaders will all watch this week as Saskatchewan and Ottawa head to court over the constitutionality of a federally imposed carbon tax.
Manitoba premier down south while his social media marvels at Winnipeg snow

Manitoba premier down south while his social media marvels at Winnipeg snow

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister appeared to marvel on social media in recent days at Winnipeg's wintry weather, but in reality he was at his vacation home in tropical Costa Rica, his office has confirmed.

US ambassador: Arrests of Canadians in China unacceptable

TORONTO — The U.S. ambassador to Canada said Saturday her country is "deeply concerned" about China's "unlawful" detention of two Canadians.
'Not ready for prime time': Montreal rejects body cameras for police officers

'Not ready for prime time': Montreal rejects body cameras for police officers

MONTREAL — As police forces across Canada weigh the merits of equipping officers with body cameras, the country's second largest city has ruled them out as costly and ineffective.

B.C. ticket wins Saturday night's $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — The $5 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw was won by a ticket holder in British Columbia, while the draw's guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in the Prairies.
Three dead after fire breaks out at apartment building in Longueuil, Que.

Three dead after fire breaks out at apartment building in Longueuil, Que.

LONGUEUIL, Que. — Officials say three members of the same family died and 11 others were injured after a fire broke out in an apartment in Longueuil, Que. The fire broke out in an apartment building with several dozen units early Saturday morning.
Wilson-Raybould entered federal politics hoping to be a bridge builder

Wilson-Raybould entered federal politics hoping to be a bridge builder

OTTAWA — As the frigid air of an Ottawa winter howled outside in January 2013, Jody Wilson-Raybould stood at the centre of a mass of national media, trying to be a peacemaker as First Nations chiefs from across the country battled over how to secure

No winning ticket for Friday night's $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $10 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Feb. 15 will be approximately $16 million. The Canadian Press