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Legal changes would require explanation for questionable wealth in B.C.

VICTORIA — People or companies in British Columbia will need to explain how they obtained their cash, fancy homes, cars and luxury goods if there's a suspicion they came from criminal activity.
Trump, indicted in Stormy Daniels case, claims innocence, 'political persecution'

Trump, indicted in Stormy Daniels case, claims innocence, 'political persecution'

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump, the only U.S. president ever to be impeached twice, made even more ignoble history Thursday as he became the first former commander-in-chief ever to be indicted by a grand jury on criminal charges.
Rush for diabetes and weight-loss drug Ozempic puts cross-border sales in spotlight

Rush for diabetes and weight-loss drug Ozempic puts cross-border sales in spotlight

VANCOUVER — The B.C. government’s bid to restrict the sale of diabetes drug Ozempic to prevent non-Canadian residents draining supplies was the right move and a long time coming, says Brett Skinner, founder and CEO of the Canadian Health Policy Institute.
'Significant step towards reconciliation:' N.W.T. introduces bill to implement UNDRIP

'Significant step towards reconciliation:' N.W.T. introduces bill to implement UNDRIP

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories government has introduced a bill to guide implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which it says will advance reconciliation in the territory.
Freeland says budget lacked housing measures because 2022 funds still being spent

Freeland says budget lacked housing measures because 2022 funds still being spent

SURREY, B.C. — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland has dismissed criticism that this week's federal budget lacks measures to address Canada’s housing crisis, saying last year’s budget featured a $10-billion plan that is still being spent.
Judicial council takes next step in review of complaint against Supreme Court's Brown

Judicial council takes next step in review of complaint against Supreme Court's Brown

OTTAWA — The Canadian Judicial Council is taking the next step in its review of a complaint against Supreme Court of Canada Justice Russell Brown concerning alleged events at an Arizona resort.
Non-profit organizations call on government to protect Muslim charities

Non-profit organizations call on government to protect Muslim charities

OTTAWA — Several members of the non-profit sector, including the United Way and Imagine Canada, are calling on the federal government to take immediate steps to shield Muslim-led charities from potentially discriminatory federal audits.
Turpel-Lafond returns honorary degree granted by Simon Fraser University in B.C.

Turpel-Lafond returns honorary degree granted by Simon Fraser University in B.C.

Officials at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., have accepted the return of an honorary degree awarded to Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, the former judge and law professor whose claims of Indigenous ancestryhave been discredited.
Vatican rejects Doctrine of Discovery, a move Indigenous people have long urged

Vatican rejects Doctrine of Discovery, a move Indigenous people have long urged

The Vatican has formally denounced a 15th-century doctrine used to legitimize the seizure of Indigenous land, but the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says the Roman Catholic Church should go further to repair the harm caused by the de
Appropriate for Alberta premier to discuss COVID case with accused, deputy says

Appropriate for Alberta premier to discuss COVID case with accused, deputy says

EDMONTON — Alberta’s deputy premier says it was appropriate for Premier Danielle Smith to phone up a pastor and discuss his upcoming criminal trial on charges stemming from protests over pandemic restrictions.
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