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Lack of safeguards makes prison segregation law unconstitutional, judge rules

TORONTO — Isolating a prisoner for more than five days in a process known as administrative segregation is unconstitutional because the system lacks proper safeguards, an Ontario judge ruled Monday.
Inuk woman with liver disease improves but family hopes for wider policy change

Inuk woman with liver disease improves but family hopes for wider policy change

TORONTO — The family of an Inuk woman struggling with acute liver failure is expressing optimism about her improving condition, while urging the rapid end of policies that deny transplants to alcoholics who haven't abstained from drinking for half a

B.C. woman hopes for return of diamond ring mistakenly donated with coins

NANAIMO, B.C. — A British Columbia woman hopes her charitable impulse won't cost her a cherished diamond ring. Trinda Gajek was visiting Nanaimo last week when she stopped to ask a young man if he needed some help.

Pot activists Marc and Jodie Emery plead guilty to drug-related charges

TORONTO — Prominent pot activists Jodie and Marc Emery have been fined and placed on probation after pleading guilty to a number of drug-related charges in a Toronto court.
'North Korea will certainly come up': Tillerson makes first Canadian visit

'North Korea will certainly come up': Tillerson makes first Canadian visit

WASHINGTON — American officials say the North Korea nuclear crisis will be one of several topics of conversation when Rex Tillerson makes his first visit to Canada as secretary of state on Tuesday.
Politician tries to overturn law that prevents floor- crossing in Manitoba

Politician tries to overturn law that prevents floor- crossing in Manitoba

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba judge says he plans to decide by March whether to strike down as unconstitutional a law that forbids provincial politicians from switching party caucuses.
Chief executives urge Trudeau to join new U.S.-free Trans-Pacific Partnership

Chief executives urge Trudeau to join new U.S.-free Trans-Pacific Partnership

OTTAWA — More than a dozen top business leaders are telling Justin Trudeau it's time for Canada to immediately join the revamped Trans-Pacific Partnership that no longer includes the United States.
Alberta politician Derek Fildebrandt convicted, fined in hit and run

Alberta politician Derek Fildebrandt convicted, fined in hit and run

EDMONTON — An Alberta member of the legislature has been found guilty in a hit and run after the judge noted he didn't provide any evidence to back up his alibi. Derek Fildebrandt was fined $402 in court Monday.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh's relationship status no longer a secret

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh's relationship status no longer a secret

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh's personal life is no longer under wraps. A series of Instagram photos posted over the weekend show Singh and fashion designer Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu attending what appears to be a pre-engagement party.
Ottawa announces $80 million for research on preventing, studying oil spills

Ottawa announces $80 million for research on preventing, studying oil spills

HALIFAX — The federal government is spending $80 million on oil spill research, looking at how to prevent spills as well as their effect on the marine environment.