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Quebec court acquits author, declares part of child pornography law invalid

MONTREAL — A Quebec author charged with producing child pornography in connection with fictional scenes in a horror novel has been acquitted in a ruling that also declared part of Canada's law invalid.

Alberta announces carbon levy-funded programs to reduce oilpatch methane emissions

EDMONTON — Alberta has announced where it will spend part of the money it recently earmarked to reduce methane emissions from the oilpatch.
Gateway Casino gets first federal loan for big employers, worth $200 million

Gateway Casino gets first federal loan for big employers, worth $200 million

OTTAWA — A federal program aimed at giving loans to some of the largest companies in the country is rolling the dice with $200 million to a casino chain.

Quebec man facing charges in U.S. for allegedly importing fentanyl using darknet

Authorities in the United States have charged a Quebec man for allegedly funnelling fentanyl into that country using a network of secret websites called the darknet.
Manitoba makes masks mandatory for Winnipeg as COVID-19 cases surge

Manitoba makes masks mandatory for Winnipeg as COVID-19 cases surge

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's chief public health officer is making masks mandatory in indoor public spaces in Winnipeg as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in the city. Dr.
Mistrial declared in Newfoundland and Labrador cop's sex assault trial

Mistrial declared in Newfoundland and Labrador cop's sex assault trial

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A judge declared a mistrial Friday in the sexual assault trial of a Newfoundland and Labrador police officer, a day after jurors began deliberating. Const.
RCMP accuse second Calgary man of travelling to Syria to take part in Islamic State

RCMP accuse second Calgary man of travelling to Syria to take part in Islamic State

CALGARY — RCMP have charged a second Calgary man in an ongoing terrorism investigation. Jamal Taan Borhot, 30, is charged with three counts of participating in terrorist group activity.
Trudeau stresses vigilance, announces vaccine pact as COVID-19 cases reach 150,000

Trudeau stresses vigilance, announces vaccine pact as COVID-19 cases reach 150,000

OTTAWA — Quebeckers were urged to stop socializing, Ontarians were barred from late-night pub-hopping, and the entire country was sternly warned of "critical" containment measures required in coming weeks as soaring COVID-19 case counts edged past 15
PM Trudeau 'disappointed' by RCMP treatment of Sikh officers over mask issue

PM Trudeau 'disappointed' by RCMP treatment of Sikh officers over mask issue

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is disappointed that Sikh RCMP officers have been removed from front line policing during the pandemic because their religiously mandated facial hair makes it difficult to properly wear a face covering.
Dafonte Miller says assault by off-duty cop changed his view of police

Dafonte Miller says assault by off-duty cop changed his view of police

OSHAWA, Ont. — A young Black man who was assaulted by an off-duty Toronto police officer more than three years ago said the incident permanently changed his life and the way he views police. Dafonte Miller laid out the lingering impact of the Dec.