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Port Moody, B.C., mayor takes leave of absence to fight sex assault charge

Port Moody, B.C., mayor takes leave of absence to fight sex assault charge

PORT MOODY, B.C. — The mayor of Port Moody, B.C., says he is taking a leave of absence to clear his name after being charged with sexual assault.
SNC warned of U.S. move, slashing workforce if no plea deal, documents show

SNC warned of U.S. move, slashing workforce if no plea deal, documents show

OTTAWA — SNC-Lavalin warned federal prosecutors last fall about a possible plan to split the company in two, move its offices to the United States and eliminate its Canadian workforce if it didn't get a deal to avoid criminal prosecution, newly obtai
Manitoba government to pull nurses ad that union says is demeaning to women

Manitoba government to pull nurses ad that union says is demeaning to women

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is pulling a series of advertisements aimed at recruiting nurses after one of the images was criticized as being sexist and patronizing.
Dress code at B.C. legislature, women make short-sleeve fashion statement

Dress code at B.C. legislature, women make short-sleeve fashion statement

VICTORIA — A dress code protest at British Columbia's legislature that prompted some women to roll up their sleeves in solidarity on Thursday has resulted in the Speaker's office ordering a review of modern dress expectations at the building.
FCA to cut Windsor auto assembly shift in fall at loss of 1,500 jobs

FCA to cut Windsor auto assembly shift in fall at loss of 1,500 jobs

WINDSOR, Ont. — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says it plans to cut the third shift at its Windsor, Ont., assembly plant later this year at a cost of about 1,500 jobs. The move to end the shift starting Sept.
Quebec bill bans religious symbols for public workers, uses notwithstanding clause

Quebec bill bans religious symbols for public workers, uses notwithstanding clause

Quebec's secularism bill reflects the wishes of the Quebecois nation, the government said after introducing legislation Thursday prohibiting many public sector workers from wearing religious symbols and blocking their ability to challenge the bill ov
Lobbying effort launched to convince Goodale to remove mention of Sikh terrorism

Lobbying effort launched to convince Goodale to remove mention of Sikh terrorism

OTTAWA — A Canadian group advocating for an independent Sikh state in India says the federal government has put all Sikh Canadians in jeopardy by listing Sikh extremism as one of five major terrorist threats in this country.

QuickFacts: Quebec tables secularism bill

Some key elements of Quebec's secularism bill, tabled Thursday by the Coalition Avenir Quebec government.
Ontario's highest court sets 15-day cap on solitary confinement

Ontario's highest court sets 15-day cap on solitary confinement

TORONTO — Ontario's top court has placed a hard cap on solitary confinement in prisons, saying inmates can no longer be isolated for more than 15 days because that amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slams New Brunswick's stance on federal carbon levy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slams New Brunswick's stance on federal carbon levy

ST. STEPHEN, N.B. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slammed New Brunswick Thursday for its opposition to the federal carbon levy, saying Conservative governments across the country "don't think that fighting climate change is a priority.