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B.C. attorney general says increasing arrests to fight violent crime won't work

B.C. attorney general says increasing arrests to fight violent crime won't work

VICTORIA — More arrests are "futile," British Columbia's attorney general says as he rebuffed criticism of government policies on repeat offenders and violent crime across the province.
B.C. breaking its own law on climate-change reporting, Sierra Club tells court

B.C. breaking its own law on climate-change reporting, Sierra Club tells court

VANCOUVER — An environmental group is in court accusing the British Columbia government of failing to report if its climate plans will achieve key greenhouse gas emissions targets, as required by a provincial law.
Naval officer relieved of duties for alleged misconduct while deployed to Europe

Naval officer relieved of duties for alleged misconduct while deployed to Europe

OTTAWA — A naval officer serving as second in command of a Canadian minesweeper deployed to Europe was relieved of her duties over an allegation of "inappropriate conduct of a sexualized nature.
Lewis confident Poilievre will include all caucus voices, as he picks critics

Lewis confident Poilievre will include all caucus voices, as he picks critics

OTTAWA — Ontario Conservative MP Leslyn Lewis said Tuesday she is confident Pierre Poilievre will ensure all of the party's caucus voices are heard, amid calls for him to name her to a critic role.
Federal cabinet ministers OK temporary production increase at Nunavut iron ore mine

Federal cabinet ministers OK temporary production increase at Nunavut iron ore mine

POND INLET, Nunavut — Federal cabinet ministers have approved a temporary production increase for an iron ore mine on the northern tip of Baffin Island, preventing potential job losses in Nunavut.
Police in B.C. kill bear that attacked two women then guarded them from rescue: RCMP

Police in B.C. kill bear that attacked two women then guarded them from rescue: RCMP

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — A black bear is dead and two women are critically hurt after an attack near Dawson Creek, B.C.
Environment commissioner warns Canada failing to protect commercially valuable fish

Environment commissioner warns Canada failing to protect commercially valuable fish

OTTAWA — The federal government is biased against listing commercially valuable fish as species at risk and needing protection, environment commissioner Jerry DeMarco said in a new audit published Tuesday.
MPs call for tight federal restriction on use of facial recognition technology

MPs call for tight federal restriction on use of facial recognition technology

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is calling for a moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology by federal police and Canadian businesses unless there is court authorization or input from the privacy watchdog.
Legault rejects electoral reform after Quebec opposition decries 'distortion' in vote

Legault rejects electoral reform after Quebec opposition decries 'distortion' in vote

Quebec Premier François Legault is rejecting calls for electoral reform from opposition parties whose share of the popular vote in Monday's election failed to translate into a corresponding number of seats.
Prostitution laws, not sex work, source of 'structural inequality,' says lawyer

Prostitution laws, not sex work, source of 'structural inequality,' says lawyer

OTTAWA — The laws governing prostitution in Canada — not sex work itself — are creating inequality, a lawyer told the Ontario Superior Court on Tuesday as part of a constitutional challenge. "Sex work itself is not a source of structural inequality.