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Church of Atheism denied charitable status as court finds it isn't a religion

A federal court has ruled that the so-called Church of Atheism is not a church at all, and can't be treated like one for tax purposes.

1 in 3 women experienced unwanted sexual behaviour in public last year: study

TORONTO — Newly released government data show one in three Canadian women reported experiencing unwanted sexual behaviour while out in public last year, compared with one in eight men.
Inuit sharing ancient knowledge of ice, sea and land with social media app Siku

Inuit sharing ancient knowledge of ice, sea and land with social media app Siku

HALIFAX — A social media app geared towards the outdoor lives of Inuit launched Wednesday with features that tie traditional knowledge to smartphone technology.

Man guilty of breaking woman's arms in road rage attack appeals conviction

EDMONTON — An Edmonton man found guilty of breaking a woman's arms with a crowbar in a road rage attack is appealing his conviction.
Liberals to emphasize common ground in throne speech as Parliament resumes

Liberals to emphasize common ground in throne speech as Parliament resumes

OTTAWA — The 43rd session of Parliament — and a new era of minority government — is to open Thursday with a speech from the throne emphasizing the issues on which Justin Trudeau's Liberals believe they can find common ground with opposition parties.

Quebec police seek potential victims of former cop, coach accused of sex crimes

LONGUEUIL, Que. — A former Montreal police officer and minor hockey coach is facing charges for alleged sexual infractions dating back decades and involving boys who at the time were aged between nine and 16.
Wilkinson says carbon price hikes won't be decided until 2022

Wilkinson says carbon price hikes won't be decided until 2022

GATINEAU, Que. — The federal Liberals will not make a decision about hiking the carbon price beyond $50 a tonne for at least another two years, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says.

Estranged wife of alleged killer has home vandalized in B.C., man sentenced

PENTICTON, B.C. — The son-in-law of a man killed earlier this year in Penticton, B.C., was sentenced to probation Wednesday for vandalizing the home of accused killer's estranged wife.
Ottawa's plan on missing and murdered Indigenous women due by June: Bennett

Ottawa's plan on missing and murdered Indigenous women due by June: Bennett

OTTAWA — The Liberal government will release its national action plan to respond to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by June 2020, says Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett.
Ontario not on track to achieve 2030 emissions reductions targets: auditor

Ontario not on track to achieve 2030 emissions reductions targets: auditor

TORONTO — Ontario is unlikely to meet its 2030 emissions target under its current climate change plan — and Premier Doug Ford's government knows it, the province's auditor general said Wednesday in her annual report.