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Government won't entertain Senate's proposal to amend assisted-dying bill

The Trudeau government is insisting that medical assistance in dying should only be available to Canadians near death, showing no inclination to accept a Senate amendment to expand the right to those suffering from non-terminal conditions. READ

High court's bestiality ruling sparks calls for stronger animal-protection laws

Animal-rights advocates -- including a Toronto Liberal MP -- say a Supreme Court ruling that upheld the bestiality acquittal of a British Columbia man underscores the need for stronger laws. READ

Parents arrested after running out on restaurant bill, leaving child behind

Police in western Manitoba have arrested a couple after they ran out on a restaurant bill but left their child behind. READ

Judge awards $8M to B.C. man wrongfully imprisoned for 27 years

A man who was wrongfully convicted on sexual assault charges has been awarded more than $8 million by a B.C. court after spending nearly 27 years behind bars. READ

Ottawa doing 'deep dive' into country's housing markets, Morneau says

The federal government is conducting an in-depth examination of the country's real estate markets as it decides whether more changes are needed to rein in escalating prices or curb the impact of foreign investment on housing affordability, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Wednesday. READ

Downtown street not far from Parliament Hill collapses, leaving gaping hole

A cavernous sinkhole suddenly opened up Wednesday near a busy downtown intersection just blocks from Parliament Hill, swallowing a minivan, paralyzing traffic and halting efforts to build a long-awaited underground transitway. READ

Woman pleads guilty to impaired driving in crash that killed Saskatoon family

A Saskatoon woman has admitted to impaired driving in a highway crash that killed a couple and their two young children. READ

Legal aid community welcomes increase after 13 years of stagnant funding

After more than a dozen years of stagnant funding, Ottawa plans to give the provinces more money for legal aid programs to help improve access to the criminal justice system. READ

Increasing majority believe aboriginal people experience discrimination: survey

A growing percentage of non-aboriginal Canadians believe indigenous people experience discrimination on a regular basis that's comparable to or worse than that faced by other minorities, a new survey suggests. READ

RCMP terrorism sting based on 'deceit and tricks,' must be condemned: lawyer

Illegal police tactics during an undercover operation that led a couple to be found guilty of terrorism-related offences endanger public rights, shock the conscience of Canadians and must be strongly condemned, says a statement of defence filed in B.C. Supreme Court. READ

Bernier takes aim at the CRTC, says it should be phased out as telecom czar

The CRTC has discouraged competition in the telecommunications sector and should have a far diminished authority over the industry, Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier said Tuesday. READ

Ontario politician Cheri DiNovo 'unofficial' candidate for federal NDP leader

Veteran Ontario New Democrat Cheri DiNovo announced Tuesday she would run as an "unofficial" candidate for the federal NDP leadership, but won't pay the $30,000 deposit the party requires of would-be leaders. READ

Report warns against sole-sourced contracts amid talk of fighter jets purchase

The Liberal government was warned late last year that a sole-sourced contract for big-ticket military purchases like fighter jets would be bound to drive up costs in the absence of an open competition. READ

All senators will get chance to propose amendments to assisted dying law

Every senator will get a chance to propose amendments to the federal government's proposed new law on medically assisted dying. READ

Family at centre of assisted dying law says Ottawa failed to listen

One of the key plaintiffs in the court battle for physician-assisted death is celebrating the historic decision coming into effect, but calls the federal government's handling of the new law a betrayal. READ

Leading constitutional expert says assisted dying law unconstitutional

The Trudeau government doubled down Monday in defence of its proposed new law on medically assisted dying even after Canada's foremost constitutional authority predicted it would be struck down by the courts as unconstitutional. READ

Keeping retirement age at 65: PM shares some budget plans with New York audience

Next week's federal budget will restore the eligibility for old-age security to 65 as promised, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday, committing to undo one of his predecessor's policies. READ

Economy adds 12,000 jobs in September, unemployment rate rises to 7.1 per cent

The Canadian economy added 12,000 jobs in September, but the unemployment rate climbed to its highest level since February 2014 as more people entered the labour force. READ

Nova Scotia boat captain sentenced to 10 years for role in violent death at sea

A Cape Breton lobster boat captain was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for his role in the violent death of a neighbour accused of repeatedly cutting his traps. READ

Household debt-to-disposable-income ratio edges lower as income rises

The ratio of how much Canadians owe compared with how much they earn improved in the first quarter for the first time since steadily worsening through most of last year. READ

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