National Newswatch

Liberals urged to follow U.S. jurisdictions to expunge cannabis records

Mar 15 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Liberal government should follow the lead of American jurisdictions that have moved to erase criminal records for simple cannabis possession, says NDP justice critic Murray Rankin. In late February, officials in San Francisco announced they would expunge more than 9,000 cannabis convictions dating back to 1975 — a move that followed the passage of a bill last summer requiring California […]

Liberals urged to follow U.S. jurisdictions to expunge cannabis records

Mar 15 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Liberal government should follow the lead of American jurisdictions that have moved to erase criminal records for simple cannabis possession, says NDP justice critic Murray Rankin. In late February, officials in San Francisco announced they would expunge more than 9,000 cannabis convictions dating back to 1975 — a move that followed the passage of a bill last summer requiring California […]

Liberals urged to follow U.S. jurisdictions to expunge cannabis records

Mar 15 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Liberal government should follow the lead of American jurisdictions that have moved to erase criminal records for simple cannabis possession, says NDP justice critic Murray Rankin. In late February, officials in San Francisco announced they would expunge more than 9,000 cannabis convictions dating back to 1975 — a move that followed the passage of a bill last summer requiring California […]

Conversations beginning with Indigenous men and boys on cycle of abuse: Bennett

Mar 14 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A $200-million component of the settlement for abuses at federally run schools for Indigenous children should help address the long-term pain of male survivors, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said Thursday after a regional chief sounded the alarm this week about a lack of supports aimed at Indigenous men and boys. Nearly 200,000 […]

Conversations beginning with Indigenous men and boys on cycle of abuse: Bennett

Mar 14 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A $200-million component of the settlement for abuses at federally run schools for Indigenous children should help address the long-term pain of male survivors, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said Thursday after a regional chief sounded the alarm this week about a lack of supports aimed at Indigenous men and boys. Nearly 200,000 […]

Individual compensation announced for Indian Day School survivors

Mar 12 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Brilliant late-winter sunshine lifted the spirits of Garry McLean's family members Tuesday as they celebrated the former Indian Day School survivor — and a proposed settlement of his class-action lawsuit against the federal government that he never lived to see. Indigenous drumming and song filled the air and loved ones clutched a photo of McLean, the […]

Individual compensation announced for Indian Day School survivors

Mar 12 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Brilliant late-winter sunshine lifted the spirits of Garry McLean's family members Tuesday as they celebrated the former Indian Day School survivor — and a proposed settlement of his class-action lawsuit against the federal government that he never lived to see. Indigenous drumming and song filled the air and loved ones clutched a photo of McLean, the […]

Individual compensation announced for Indian Day School survivors

Mar 12 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Brilliant late-winter sunshine lifted the spirits of Garry McLean's family members Tuesday as they celebrated the former Indian Day School survivor — and a proposed settlement of his class-action lawsuit against the federal government that he never lived to see. Indigenous drumming and song filled the air and loved ones clutched a photo of McLean, the […]

Scheer urges Trudeau to let Wilson-Raybould speak further on SNC-Lavalin affair

Mar 10 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must lift a "gag order" and ensure Jody Wilson-Raybould can speak the full truth about her decision to leave cabinet, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said Sunday. The SNC-Lavalin controversy has exposed a crisis of moral and ethical leadership in Trudeau's office, Scheer said at a news conference in Ottawa, adding an […]