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Defence draws attention to other man seen on the night Tess Richey disappeared

TORONTO — Lawyers for a Toronto man accused of strangling a young woman more than two years ago are drawing attention to another man seen in the area that night.
China, Iran challenges top foreign-policy priorities for Canada, says Champagne

China, Iran challenges top foreign-policy priorities for Canada, says Champagne

OTTAWA — Iran is undermining international law by preventing the examination of the flight recorders from the Ukrainian jetliner it shot down last month, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Friday.
Ombudsman calls for national consultations, plan for supporting veterans

Ombudsman calls for national consultations, plan for supporting veterans

OTTAWA — The watchdog for Canadian veterans is calling for nationwide consultations to develop a much-needed vision and plan to support veterans and their families with all their needs.

Parts of prostitution law found unconstitutional, Ontario judge rules

TORONTO — Significant parts of Canada's prostitution law that bans advertising in the sex trade or making money from sexual services are unconstitutional, an Ontario court judge ruled on Friday in a case involving a couple who ran an escort agency.
Attempted theft of seaplane ends with collision in Vancouver harbour

Attempted theft of seaplane ends with collision in Vancouver harbour

VANCOUVER — An attempt to steal a float plane in Vancouver's harbour didn't make it out of the water, but three planes were damaged in the botched theft. Vancouver police Const.
Ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic full of holes: environmental group

Ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic full of holes: environmental group

The global body that regulates shipping is moving to eliminate a highly polluting fuel in the Arctic.
Rail conductor fired for social media posts awarded money, but not reinstatement

Rail conductor fired for social media posts awarded money, but not reinstatement

CALGARY — An arbitrator says a former Canadian Pacific train conductor in Alberta who was fired over social media posts is entitled to monetary compensation, but not to getting her job back at the railroad.
Privacy watchdogs to probe Clearview AI's facial-recognition technology

Privacy watchdogs to probe Clearview AI's facial-recognition technology

OTTAWA — The federal privacy watchdog and three of his provincial counterparts will jointly investigate Canadian use of facial-recognition technology supplied by U.S. firm Clearview AI.

'I don't want you to blow up my class,' teacher said in anti-Afghan comments

TORONTO — A six-month suspension handed to a high school teacher who told a student he didn't want any Afghans in his class was disappointing, a Muslim organization says.
Wuhan evacuees released and bison on the lam; In The News for Feb. 21

Wuhan evacuees released and bison on the lam; In The News for Feb. 21

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Feb. 21 ... What we are watching in Canada ...