Former B.C. sergeant-at-arms lied to investigators, report says

B.C.'s former sergeant-at-arms committed "very serious misconduct" by submitting untruthful statements to the former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, a new report alleges. A partially redacted report on the investigation into Gary Lenz's actions was released to the media Tuesday night. Doug LePard, former deputy chief of the Vancouver Police Department, concluded that Lenz violated his oath as a special provincial constabl..

Teen fatally stabbed at Hamilton remembered as sweet, respectful

Devan Selvey was a shy, quiet 14-year-old who loved animals, according to his sister. But he also suffered at the hands of bullies. He was stabbed Monday, in front of his mother, outside Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Hamilton's east end. He died in hospital. Police won't confirm whether bullying and the attack were directly connected, but for family members and the wider community, they were. "What we want outta this is ..

Here’s where the parties stand on LGBTQ issues

Whether it's same-sex marriage, the blood donation ban or Pride parades, issues affecting LGBTQ Canadians have been hot topics in this election. Several of you have texted us with questions about what the parties will do for LGBTQ communities. The question of the federal leaders' stances on same-sex marriage became something of a flashpoint early in the campaign, when the Liberals released a 2005 video of Conservative Leader Andrew Sche..

RCMP accused of unlawfully sending Meng Wanzhou’s phone information to FBI

Meng Wanzhou's legal team levelled a potentially explosive allegation against the RCMP on Thursday, accusing officers of sharing technical information about the Huawei executive's phone with the FBI, in violation of the Extradition Act. If proven true, defence lawyer Scott Fenton said the provision to U.S. authorities of details including serial numbers and SIM card information would mark an "unlawful" attempt by the agencies to do an e..

WestJet, Sunwing Vacations and Transat inspect Boeing aircraft for cracks after FAA directive 

WestJet Airlines, Sunwing Vacations Inc. and Transat A.T. said Thursday they were examining their fleets of Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft for cracks after a U.S. regulator ordered the inspections. The Calgary-based airline, WestJet says it has 43 aircrafts that fall under an inspection directive issued by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The company says it has had no structural cracks in its 737 NG fleet and expects minimal disr..

School boards across Toronto-area to close Monday if Ontario education workers go on strike

School boards across Toronto and its suburbs say they will close their schools on Monday if a proposed strike by CUPE education workers goes ahead because they wouldn't be able to ensure student safety. "We cannot guarantee that our learning environments will remain safe and clean for all students," said the Toronto District School Board in a letter to parents. "This is not a decision that we made lightly, and we have explored every possibl..

Liberals will promise a student-loan repayment break for new parents: report

Measures to make post-secondary education more affordable will take centre stage Sunday when Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau unveils his party's platform, The Canadian Press has learned. Among the measures to be announced is one that would allow new parents to take an interest-free break from paying off student loans until their youngest child turns five. The payment pause would also apply to those who have already graduated but have not yet ..

Uptick of Canadians hit with 5-year bans at U.S. borders called a ‘troubling trend’

If you are thinking about driving across a U.S. border any time soon take note — immigration lawyers in British Columbia and Washington State are seeing an increase in travellers being issued five-year bans from U.S. border guards. The bans are the consequence of so-called "expedited removals" which are decided by an immigration officer and don't go before a judge, and are a "troubling trend" according to lawyer Len Saunders because of how a..

Kaillie Humphries free to compete for U.S. after Bobsleigh Canada grants her release

Kaillie Humphries is free to pilot bobsleds for the United States. The two-time Olympic champion and 15-year member of the Canadian team has been granted her release by Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton. Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton Releases Kaillie Humphries to the United States. A letter to Canadians👇 —@BobCANSkel BCS annou..

Freeland to look into approval of Syria’s Assad-friendly honorary consul

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she'll look into why Ottawa signed off on a sympathizer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as that country's honorary consul in Montreal. A report in Maclean's says Waseem Ramli, a well-to-do Montreal businessman and "unapologetic supporter'' of Assad, was nominated for the post earlier this summer and approved last month by Global Affairs Canada. As honorary consul, Raml..

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