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De Grasse, Warner headline Canadian team heading to world athletics championships

Jun 30 2022 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Sprinter Andre De Grasse, decathlete Damian Warner and shot putter Sarah Mitton headline Canada's 54-member team heading to the world track and field championships in Eugene, Ore.  Mitton is coming off a spectacular week that saw her launch a Canadian-record throw of 20.33 metres on Saturday at the national championships in Langley, B.C. […]

Second suspect charged in Montreal drive-by shooting that killed 15-year-old girl

Jun 30 2022 — The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — Quebec prosecutors have charged a 27-year-old man with first-degree murder in the drive-by shooting death of a 15-year-old girl. Prosecutors say Aymane Bouadi also faces four counts of attempted murder. Bouadi is the second suspect arrested in the February 2021 killing of Meriem Boundaoui.  Salim Touaibi, 26, was arrested Monday and also faces […]

Union says Quebec prof’s suspension for anti-vax comments violates academic freedom

Jun 30 2022 — The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — The suspension of a Université Laval professor for comments he made criticizing COVID-19 vaccines is raising concerns about academic freedom in the province. Patrick Provost, a professor in the university's department of microbiology and immunology, says he was suspended for eight weeks without pay earlier this month for comments he made last December. […]