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Quebec watchdog criticized over investigations of police shootings

Quebec watchdog criticized over investigations of police shootings

MONTREAL — Quebec's independent police watchdog needs to be more transparent and its operations should be investigated by a legislative committee, rights advocates and victims' families said Monday.

Trial begins for class-action alleging abuse at defunct Christian private school

TORONTO — The late headmasters of a Christian boarding school controlled every aspect of children's lives in order to break their spirits, a lawyer representing former students suing the defunct institution told a Toronto court on Monday.
Ortis arrest 'unsettling,' top Mountie says amid damage assessment

Ortis arrest 'unsettling,' top Mountie says amid damage assessment

OTTAWA — The Mounties are assessing and trying to mitigate the damage that might have been caused in light of the arrest of one of their senior intelligence officials, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki said Monday.
People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier invited to two broadcast debates

People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier invited to two broadcast debates

OTTAWA — People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier secured an invitation Monday to two official leaders' debates in October.
B.C. Green leader reduces workload after illness, full recovery expected

B.C. Green leader reduces workload after illness, full recovery expected

VICTORIA — British Columbia's Green party leader is reducing his work schedule while he recovers after recently being diagnosed with labyrinthitis. In a statement, Andrew Weaver says he suddenly had symptoms typical of the condition on Sept.

Family friend identifies teen shot dead outside Mississauga apartment building

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.
Asylum claims dipped last month but numbers remain up over last year

Asylum claims dipped last month but numbers remain up over last year

OTTAWA — New statistics released Monday show a slight dip in the number of people intercepted at the Canada-U.S. border last month trying to cross unofficially to claim asylum.
In the news today, Sept. 16

In the news today, Sept. 16

Three stories in the news for Monday, Sept. 16 ——— DAY 6 ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL The sixth day of the federal election campaign sees the Green party unveiling its full platform.
Average fall, cold winter ahead, The Weather Network predicts

Average fall, cold winter ahead, The Weather Network predicts

Canadians can expect average temperatures this fall that will give way to a cold winter in central and eastern parts of the country, according to The Weather Network. The network is predicting Western Canada, including B.C.

Where the party leaders are Monday

OTTAWA — The party leaders' scheduled public appearances on Monday, Sept. 16. All times are local. Will be updated as details are released. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau Waterloo, Ont. 9:20 a.m. — Sandowne Public School, 265 Sandowne Ave.