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Former cellmate says Schlatter confessed to strangling Richey with scarf

TORONTO — A jailhouse informant with a "huge criminal record" spanning decades testified Tuesday that Kalen Schlatter confessed to strangling a young woman with a scarf when she refused to have sex with him hours after they met.
B.C. to improve paid leave for workers affected by domestic and sexual violence

B.C. to improve paid leave for workers affected by domestic and sexual violence

VICTORIA — Workers in British Columbia affected by domestic or sexual violence will be eligible for up to five days of paid leave a year under legislation introduced Tuesday that amends the province's Employment Standards Act.
Military judge's court martial paused again over issues finding judge to hear it

Military judge's court martial paused again over issues finding judge to hear it

OTTAWA — The case against Canada's chief military judge is back in limbo after a civilian judge refused to order one military judge to appoint another military judge to preside over the court martial of their commander.
Former PM Jean Chretien scoffs at the notion Canada's unity is under threat

Former PM Jean Chretien scoffs at the notion Canada's unity is under threat

OTTAWA — Jean Chretien scoffs at the notion that Indigenous protests and western alienation are a threat to Canada's national unity.
Elected Wet'suwet'en councillor calls for inclusivity in consensus building over deal

Elected Wet'suwet'en councillor calls for inclusivity in consensus building over deal

VANCOUVER — A Wet'suwet'en elected councillor says she has "high hopes" that internal conflict over governance issues and a pipeline can be resolved respectfully but she's also concerned some members will not have a chance to participate in the decis
Trudeau urges patience as Wet'suwet'en mull over proposed land and title deal

Trudeau urges patience as Wet'suwet'en mull over proposed land and title deal

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he knows people are impatient for a resolution to tensions involving a disputed natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia, but time is needed to respect the traditions of the Wet'suwet'en people.
Lametti sows uncertainty over meaning of foreseeable death in assisted-dying bill

Lametti sows uncertainty over meaning of foreseeable death in assisted-dying bill

OTTAWA — Dr. Ellen Wiebe has helped 260 intolerably suffering Canadians end their lives over the past four years, including a few who likely would have lived up to another decade on their own.
Justin Trudeau surprise guest at citizenship ceremony in Nova Scotia

Justin Trudeau surprise guest at citizenship ceremony in Nova Scotia

WOLFVILLE, N.S. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stunned a group of new Canadians on Tuesday when he showed up unannounced at a citizenship ceremony at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S.
New Veterans Affairs office aimed at advancing gender equality

New Veterans Affairs office aimed at advancing gender equality

OTTAWA — Veterans Affairs Canada is opening a new office intended to better serve women and those with specific needs stemming from their sexual orientation or gender identity.
PM promises resources for provinces fighting novel coronavirus

PM promises resources for provinces fighting novel coronavirus

HALIFAX — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says provincial health authorities won't be alone in their fight against the novel coronavirus because the federal government will ensure they have the resources to contain and treat cases.