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Alek Minassian was never aggressive to others before van attack, court hears

Alek Minassian was never aggressive to others before van attack, court hears

TORONTO — The man who drove a van down a sidewalk and killed 10 people in Toronto struggled to understand others throughout his entire life despite his high intelligence, court heard Monday. Alek Minassian, from Richmond Hill, Ont.
Public health must balance science and society: former top doctor

Public health must balance science and society: former top doctor

EDMONTON — A retired top doctor says public health orders have to balance science with society if they are to be effective.
As Nova Scotia's mass shooting inquiry begins its work, many tough questions remain

As Nova Scotia's mass shooting inquiry begins its work, many tough questions remain

HALIFAX — For eight long hours, Nick Beaton was in agony as he waited to learn what had happened to his missing wife.
Review finds no evidence of alcohol game at B.C. ERs, but vast Indigenous profiling

Review finds no evidence of alcohol game at B.C. ERs, but vast Indigenous profiling

VICTORIA — A former judge says she found widespread systemic racism in British Columbia's health-care system where extensive negative profiling of Indigenous patients affects treatment and care.
Quebec urged to create provincial director of youth protection to oversee system

Quebec urged to create provincial director of youth protection to oversee system

MONTREAL — A provincial commission looking into the protection of vulnerable children in Quebec recommended on Monday the appointment of a youth-protection director to oversee the entire provincial system.
Owner of missing diamond-covered eagle loses latest round in insurance fight

Owner of missing diamond-covered eagle loses latest round in insurance fight

VANCOUVER — A legal battle over a missing diamond-encrusted eagle statue valued at nearly $1 million will continue, more than four years after the artwork was stolen during a robbery in Delta, B.C. In a unanimous ruling issued Monday, the B.C.
Highlights of the federal government's fiscal update

Highlights of the federal government's fiscal update

OTTAWA — Key elements from the federal government's fiscal update, delivered by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland Monday afternoon: A boatload of borrowing. The federal deficit is sailing toward $381.
Get on with promised gun-control measures, advocates urge Trudeau government

Get on with promised gun-control measures, advocates urge Trudeau government

OTTAWA — Advocates of stricter gun control are urging the Trudeau government to get on with promised reforms, saying they are months overdue.
Quebec booksellers' group apologizes, republishes post outlining premier's top reads

Quebec booksellers' group apologizes, republishes post outlining premier's top reads

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Francois Legault said Monday he is relieved after an association of Quebec booksellers apologized for removing an online list of his reading recommendations.
Nunavut to start lifting its two-week lockdown as COVID-19 cases recover

Nunavut to start lifting its two-week lockdown as COVID-19 cases recover

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut is to start lifting a two-week lockdown on Wednesday as more people infected with COVID-19 recover. The lockdown that shuttered all schools and non-essential businesses was put in place on Nov.
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