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Detective says teen helped pin down student in sex assault at St. Mike's

Detective says teen helped pin down student in sex assault at St. Mike's

TORONTO — A teenaged boy helped other teens immobilize a fellow student as the victim was sexually assaulted with a broom handle at a prestigious Toronto high school in November 2018, court heard Wednesday.
Biden channels Clinton's 'Comeback Kid,' vaults dwindling Democratic pack

Biden channels Clinton's 'Comeback Kid,' vaults dwindling Democratic pack

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden's no kid, but he knows how to stage a comeback.
Montreal police investigating vandalism against Buddhist sites as a hate crime

Montreal police investigating vandalism against Buddhist sites as a hate crime

Montreal police confirmed Wednesday they are investigating recent acts of vandalism at Buddhist temples as potential hate crimes. Louis Le, a volunteer at the Quan Am temple, said he believes the incidents were racist acts.
Ignorance driving racism against First Nations after blockades: minister

Ignorance driving racism against First Nations after blockades: minister

OTTAWA — Racist taunts and threats of violence levelled at Indigenous people in the wake of national anti-pipeline protests are "horrible," the federal cabinet minister for diversity, inclusion and youth said Wednesday.
Ex-police chief sentenced to 15 months in jail for sexually exploiting teen

Ex-police chief sentenced to 15 months in jail for sexually exploiting teen

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. — Moments before a former Nova Scotia police chief was sentenced to 15 months in jail for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl, the victim read a statement in court, describing John Collyer as the "monster" who ruined her life.
Advocacy groups, First Nations to weigh in on Alberta environmental review case

Advocacy groups, First Nations to weigh in on Alberta environmental review case

CALGARY — Alberta's top court is allowing a dozen submissions to be heard from advocacy groups and First Nations in the province's constitutional challenge to Ottawa's revamped environmental assessment rules Alberta's United Conservative government h
MacKay in the lead but nearly half of Tories undecided on leadership: poll

MacKay in the lead but nearly half of Tories undecided on leadership: poll

OTTAWA — A high number of undecided voters in the ongoing Conservative leadership race suggests there's room for others to catch up to, and potentially beat, front-runner Peter MacKay, says the vice-president of the Leger polling firm.
Suspect accused of killing 13-year-old Quebec girl appears in court

Suspect accused of killing 13-year-old Quebec girl appears in court

ST-JEROME, Que. — The suspect charged with first-degree murder in the violent death of a 13-year-old Quebec girl appeared in court briefly Wednesday, his feet and hands shackled.

Women with transvaginal mesh implants to share $21.5 million in settlement

TORONTO — A group of Canadian women who suffered ill-effects from implantation of a medical device called transvaginal mesh will receive a total of $21.5 million in compensation under a proposed class-action settlement, court records show.
Majority of Canadians unhappy with Trudeau's handling of blockade crisis: poll

Majority of Canadians unhappy with Trudeau's handling of blockade crisis: poll

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests Canadians weren't happy with Justin Trudeau's handling of the natural-gas pipeline dispute in British Columbia that led to nationwide rail and road blockades mounted in solidarity with Indigenous leaders who oppose the pr