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Ontario appeal court hears case of man with HIV convicted of sex assault

TORONTO — In deciding whether to uphold a man's sexual assault convictions, Ontario's top court has been asked to weigh whether the legal standard for disclosing HIV-positive status to sexual partners is more restrictive than what the scientific evid
Friends, targets salute Christie Blatchford's 'insightful,' 'unrelenting' career

Friends, targets salute Christie Blatchford's 'insightful,' 'unrelenting' career

TORONTO — Veteran court reporter, celebrated author and biting newspaper columnist Christie Blatchford, whose vivid prose championed cops, kids and soldiers while challenging corruption and hashtag social mores, has died. She was 68.
Toronto lawyer Leslyn Lewis becomes official candidate for Conservative leader

Toronto lawyer Leslyn Lewis becomes official candidate for Conservative leader

OTTAWA — Toronto lawyer Leslyn Lewis has become the first woman approved to run for the federal Conservative party leadership, saying she wants the job to bring courage and compassion back to politics.

Federal government provides millions to cut plastic food, construction waste

VANCOUVER — The federal government will give $1 million each to three companies developing technologies to address plastic waste from food packaging and construction.
Assembly of First Nations files class action lawsuit over child welfare

Assembly of First Nations files class action lawsuit over child welfare

OTTAWA — The Assembly of First Nations says it's taking the federal government to court to seek damages for thousands of children and their families affected by federal child-welfare policies on reserves.
Climate change could open new land to farming, but caution needed: study

Climate change could open new land to farming, but caution needed: study

Climate change could open a whole different area in Canada to farming, says newly published research.

Names in the mix: an updated list of potential Conservative leadership contenders

OTTAWA — The Conservative leadership race is underway and the deadline to register as a candidate and meet the first round of requirements is Feb. 27.
Canada to host Lima Group ministers meeting on Venezuela crisis next week

Canada to host Lima Group ministers meeting on Venezuela crisis next week

OTTAWA — Canada is calling a meeting of its Lima Group partners next week to try to build new momentum in their effort to bring democracy to Venezuela.
Bar owner, manager given 9 years for gang sexual assault in Toronto bar

Bar owner, manager given 9 years for gang sexual assault in Toronto bar

TORONTO — A former bar owner and his manager were sentenced on Wednesday to a total of nine years each for the hours-long drugging and sexual assault of a barely conscious woman in 2016.
Trudeau misses deadline for disclosing private interests to ethics commissioner

Trudeau misses deadline for disclosing private interests to ethics commissioner

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has run afoul of federal ethics rules yet again — this time missing the deadline for filing a financial disclosure statement with the ethics commissioner.