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Appeal of ruling suspends assault trial for ex-Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle

Appeal of ruling suspends assault trial for ex-Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle

OTTAWA — The assault trial of former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle will be delayed while the courts settle a dispute over whether evidence about consensual sexual activity with his wife is admissible in the case.
Axworthy urges renewed Canada-Ukraine ties despite concerns about new president

Axworthy urges renewed Canada-Ukraine ties despite concerns about new president

OTTAWA — A former Canadian foreign minister who monitored Ukraine's presidential election is urging Canada to "freshen" its relationship with the European country while expressing some reservations about its new leader.
Commemorative loonie marking progress for LGBTQ2 people unveiled in Toronto

Commemorative loonie marking progress for LGBTQ2 people unveiled in Toronto

TORONTO — The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a commemorative loonie Tuesday to mark what it called a key milestone for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirited people, with the government saying the coin symbolized progress while hig

Family sues Marriott chain after father, toddler drowned at Montreal hotel in 2016

MONTREAL — An American family has filed a $3.9-million lawsuit against the Marriott hotel chain after a father and his toddler drowned at one of the company's Montreal properties three years ago.
Doc who sexually assaulted sedated patients 'not credible:' parole board says

Doc who sexually assaulted sedated patients 'not credible:' parole board says

TORONTO — An anesthesiologist who sexually assaulted 21 sedated women during their surgeries shows little insight into the trauma he inflicted on them, the Parole Board of Canada said in denying his bid for early release.
'We want to be good neighbours:' Pot plant deals with stink at Edmonton airport

'We want to be good neighbours:' Pot plant deals with stink at Edmonton airport

EDMONTON — A skunky smell greeting travellers at Edmonton's airport doesn't mean stinky critters are running loose in the area.
In the news today, April 24

In the news today, April 24

Five stories in the news for Wednesday, April 24 ——— VOTERS IN P.E.I. ELECT TORY MINORITY Voters in P.E.I.
Early data suggests no post-legalization spike in drug-impaired driving charges

Early data suggests no post-legalization spike in drug-impaired driving charges

VANCOUVER — Canadian police say they haven't been busting many more stoned drivers six months after legalization, but they are reminding drivers to keep cannabis out of reach.
Slim majority vote 'no' to electoral reform in Prince Edward Island referendum

Slim majority vote 'no' to electoral reform in Prince Edward Island referendum

CHARLOTTETOWN — A slim majority of Prince Edward Island voters have rejected a switch to a proportional representation electoral system, though it remains unclear how the province's new government will respond.
Voters in Prince Edward Island elect Tory minority amid Green surge

Voters in Prince Edward Island elect Tory minority amid Green surge

CHARLOTTETOWN — Voters in P.E.I. have shed their century-old embrace of the Island's two-party system, electing a Tory minority government and handing the upstart Green party official Opposition status for the first time.