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Appeal denied: Man who killed couple, their grandson wanted conviction quashed

Appeal denied: Man who killed couple, their grandson wanted conviction quashed

CALGARY — Alberta's top court has upheld the conviction of a man who killed a couple and their grandson, dismissing objections to the warrantless search of his farm, disturbing photographs shown at trial and comments the judge made to jurors.
Feds vow to ban guns similar to one used in Ecole Polytechnique shooting

Feds vow to ban guns similar to one used in Ecole Polytechnique shooting

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the federal government will be ready soon to produce a list of semi-automatic weapons that will be banned in Canada.
Justin Timberlake, Jeremy Rupke and baseball trivia In-The-News for Dec. 6

Justin Timberlake, Jeremy Rupke and baseball trivia In-The-News for Dec. 6

In-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Dec. 6. What we are watching in Canada ...
'The system is broken:' Many can't afford lawyers, don't qualify for legal aid

'The system is broken:' Many can't afford lawyers, don't qualify for legal aid

CALGARY — Legal experts say the justice system is failing Canada's working poor, many of whom are unable to afford lawyers and end up pleading guilty or representing themselves in court.
Consensus comes 30 years later that Montreal massacre was an anti-feminist act

Consensus comes 30 years later that Montreal massacre was an anti-feminist act

MONTREAL — Thirty years after the worst mass shooting in Canadian history, official acknowledgment has come that what happened on Dec. 6, 1989 at Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique was an attack on feminists.
Liberal throne speech pledges to work with opposition parties, welcome their ideas

Liberal throne speech pledges to work with opposition parties, welcome their ideas

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau ushered in a new era of minority Liberal rule Thursday with a throne speech brimming with humility, goodwill and promises of collaboration with opposition parties whose support he needs to ensure his government's survival.
Chinese ambassador warns Canada against adopting motion calling for sanctions

Chinese ambassador warns Canada against adopting motion calling for sanctions

MONTREAL — China's new ambassador to Canada is threatening "very firm countermeasures" if Parliament adopts a motion calling for sanctions over alleged Chinese human rights abuses against Muslim Uighurs and pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

Ford government's anti-carbon tax TV ad cost Ontario taxpayers $4M: Auditor

A controversial television ad that aimed to denigrate the federal carbon tax but was roundly mocked for sending the opposite message cost Ontario taxpayers $4 million.

B.C. to eliminate Medical Services Plan premiums not paid by residents elsewhere

VANCOUVER — British Columbians will ring in the new year by joining all Canadians in not paying monthly rates for health care. Premiums under the province's Medical Services Plan will be eliminated on Jan.
Liberal MP Anthony Rota upsets Regan to become Speaker in minority Parliament

Liberal MP Anthony Rota upsets Regan to become Speaker in minority Parliament

OTTAWA — Liberal MP Anthony Rota has been elected Speaker of the House of Commons, beating out fellow Liberal Geoff Regan, who was Speaker during the last session of Parliament and wanted to continue.