The two Canadian citizens detained in China following the Vancouver arrest of a top Chinese technology company executive are being held under an "all-encompassing" law with a broad definition of national security violations. It's been nearly one month since Chinese authorities detained Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, which came just days after the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou — and we're starting…
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission heard concerns about coerced sterilization of Indigenous women during its years-long examination of Canada's residential school legacy, Sen. Murray Sinclair said Thursday as he joined a chorus of calls for a national investigation on the issue. Sinclair, who chaired the commission, said cases brought to his commission's attention generally involved…
A television show filmed in Metro Vancouver is at the heart of a $50 million copyright lawsuit filed by the Satanic Temple. The Netflix series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has raised the ire of the U.S. group over its use of a statue of the demon Baphomet. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in the U.S. district court of…
Canadian Olympic champion Beckie Scott has resigned from the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Compliance Review Committee, CBC has learned. The move comes after that six-person committee recommended on Friday that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) be reinstated. Scott will remain as the chair of WADA's athlete committee. More serious fallout.. and very telling about the state of @wada_ama -…
Seven years after she was raped by a stranger, an Ottawa-area woman is still seeking closure and waiting in trepidation for what justice could mete out. Her attacker, Ryan Hartman, 38, was found guilty of sexual assault in 2012 and sentenced to 14 months in jail. He appealed and lost. He appealed again. This time…
A partial U.S. government shutdown was almost certain to drag through the Christmas holiday after the Senate adjourned on Saturday without breaking an impasse over President Donald Trump's demand for more funds for a border wall. With no deal in sight on a bill to fund the government, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell sent senators…
As the diplomatic crisis between Canada and Saudi Arabia continues to escalate, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled that his government will continue to use Twitter and social media as a means of conducting foreign relations. But analysts differ on whether Twitter is a useful tool or a clumsy medium for what has been variously called…
For the first time in three decades, this year's Oscars ceremony will go ahead without an official host, an ABC television executive said on Tuesday. Speaking just three weeks before the highest honours in the movie industry are handed out, ABC entertainment president Karey Burke said the Feb. 24 event would forgo a host and "just have presenters host…
Two of the three companies that competed for a federal contract to deliver job placement services for Canada's veterans were disqualified for "not having sufficient experience" — even though one of them was doing the work already for Veterans Affairs, CBC News has learned. The $10.4-million contract ended up going to an Oshawa, Ont.-based company, Agilec, which in…
If the corruption and fraud case against SNC-Lavalin proceeds to trial, then David Lametti may be the only person in Canada who can save the Montreal-based engineering firm from criminal prosecution. As attorney general, Lametti has the power to decide whether the company should be able to access a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA), which would stay those criminal proceedings. And after losing its bid on…
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