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Canada’s Cornerstone Environmental Law Gets an Update

Beatrice Silver was in the middle of cataloging the health impacts caused by industrial pollution in her community with her neighbor, Clarence Williams, when Williams’ health declined and he passed away. Announcements, Events & more from Tyee and select partners Japanese Canadian Festival Returns to Vancouver This Summer With layers of urban history, the Powell […]

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Remember When Donald Trump Discussed Seizing Voting Machines and Invoking Martial Law? Special Counsel Jack Smith Sure Does

Remember, back in 2020, when Donald Trump held a truly off-the-rails meeting in the Oval Office in which seizing voting machines and invoking martial law were discussed as part of a desperate, unhinged attempt to stay in power? Special counsel Jack Smith apparently does. And he’s asking lots of pointed questions about it as part

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Anti-vaccine doctor’s fans flood court, claiming to be ‘common-law grand jury’ in his $66.6M lawsuit

Room 31 at the Vancouver law courts is normally a quiet, somewhat boring place, where lawyers present brief arguments on procedural questions and spectators rarely present. But Friday morning was different. As a clerk attempted to organize a long list of matters on the docket, about two dozen supporters of anti-vaccine activist Daniel Nagase flooded

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Google says it will start blocking Canadian news stories in response to new law: NPR

Google announced on Thursday that it will start blocking links to Canadian news articles once a new law in the country forcing tech companies to bargain with news publishers takes effect. LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle captions LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images Google announced on Thursday that it will start blocking links

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‘Noah’s Law’ to be introduced in the House of Commons, Senate

WARNING: This article contains details that are disturbing. The family of a murdered mother and toddler is headed for Ottawa to take the next step in their push for change to Canada’s justice system. “Noah’s Law” was conceptualized by Cody McConnell and his family after his fiancée, Mchale Busch, and 16-month-old Noah McConnell were murdered

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Are Canada’s competition laws outdated? Some say it’s time for change

Whether checking in at the airport or checking out at the grocery store, it seems everywhere you turn these days, you find frustrated consumers. Many complain about high prices or limited choices across sectors — and blame the lack of competition. But now, the federal government is looking to update Canada’s competition laws — possibly

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Calgary legal support group calls on candidates to focus on people who can’t afford lawyers

A Calgary organization that offers free legal services to people who don’t qualify for legal aid in Alberta is calling on candidates in the provincial election to remove barriers to accessing justice. “We have political parties talking specifically about crime in our downtown area and on our trains, and there are ideas about increasing police

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Pope Francis updates 2019 law cracking down on sex abuse coverups – National

Pope Francis on Saturday updated a 2019 church law aimed at holding senior churchmen accountable for covering up sexual abuse cases, expanding it to cover lay Catholic leaders and reaffirming that vulnerable adults and not just children can be victims of abuse when they are unable to freely consent . With the update, Francis reaffirmed

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