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New directives limit, but don't fully outlaw, use of torture-tainted information

OTTAWA — New federal directives limit — but don't totally forbid — Canada's national police, spy and border agencies from using information that was likely extracted through overseas torture.

Edmonton's Liberian community supports families of mothers who died in crash

Edmonton's Liberian community is seeking ways to help the families of three mothers killed in a highway collision, but a local leader says it's been a challenge because the women themselves would have been the ones to take care of such efforts.
B.C. government invites public to share views on marijuana rules

B.C. government invites public to share views on marijuana rules

VANCOUVER — British Columbia residents are being asked for their thoughts on how the provincial government can best protect children, maintain road safety and keep criminals out of the recreational marijuana industry once it becomes legal next summer

Government to spend $5.5M advertising hydro bill cuts, documents show

TORONTO — Ontario's Liberal government has earmarked $5.5 million to advertise cuts to hydro bills — ads the opposition says use public money to make the Liberal party look good.

Judge to rule if key 'expert' Crown witness can testify at gas-plants trial

TORONTO — A key prosecution witness was so steeped in the culture of the police investigation of two top political aides in Ontario that he cannot testify as an unbiased expert, a defence lawyer argued in a Toronto court Monday.

Ottawa begins public consultations on dealing with corporate wrongdoing

MONTREAL — The federal government kicked off nearly two months of public consultations Monday on revising efforts to address corporate wrongdoing, including the possible introduction of a deferred prosecution agreement regime.
The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Monday, Sept.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle make first official public appearance together

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle make first official public appearance together

TORONTO — Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle chose to make their public debut as a couple in Toronto on Monday, making an unexpected but highly anticipated appearance together at the Invictus Games, the international sporting competition s
A family affair: 10 council candidates in Newfoundland town have same last name

A family affair: 10 council candidates in Newfoundland town have same last name

TROUT RIVER, N.L. — Politics is a different kind of blood sport in the tiny western Newfoundland town of Trout River. Ten of 24 candidates running for council in Tuesday's municipal elections have the same last name — Crocker.
Chelsea Manning says she was denied entry to Canada over her criminal record

Chelsea Manning says she was denied entry to Canada over her criminal record

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says no one asked him whether a former U.S. soldier who leaked thousands of classified military documents should be deemed inadmissible to Canada because of her convictions.