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Proposed law in Montana to restart lethal injections falls short by narrow margin

Proposed law in Montana to restart lethal injections falls short by narrow margin

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana senate narrowly defeated a bill Thursday that would have allowed the state to resume lethal injections. The decision directly affects Ronald Smith, originally from Red Deer, Alta., who has been on death row since 1983.
Ottawa's COVID-19 vaccine point man aims to ensure more predictability for shipments

Ottawa's COVID-19 vaccine point man aims to ensure more predictability for shipments

The point man for Canada's vaccine rollout is aiming to ensure provinces aren't left scrambling when doses don't arrive as planned, as Ontario reported a record number of new daily COVID-19 infections. Maj.-Gen.
Liberal motion to impose closure on UNDRIP bill passes, limiting time for debate

Liberal motion to impose closure on UNDRIP bill passes, limiting time for debate

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have used an unpopular tool to limit time for debate in the House of Commons on a bill that would harmonize Canada's laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
NDP lawmaker tables bill to decriminalize drug use as overdose deaths soar

NDP lawmaker tables bill to decriminalize drug use as overdose deaths soar

OTTAWA — An NDP lawmaker is tabling legislation to decriminalize drug use in Canada, seeking to treat it as a health issue amid a lethal opioid crisis.
Legal challenge seeks to overturn Quebec ban on cannabis T-shirts, other products

Legal challenge seeks to overturn Quebec ban on cannabis T-shirts, other products

MONTREAL — Quebec's ban on the sale of cannabis-themed products is too broad and inhibits legitimate freedom of expression, the lawyer for a head shop challenging the law argued Thursday.
Alberta coal consultation terms of reference rule out land use, water concerns

Alberta coal consultation terms of reference rule out land use, water concerns

EDMONTON — A committee that is supposed to consult Albertans on coal development in the Rocky Mountains won't be allowed to hear what people want to say about water and land use.
Low-carbon bucks: Conservatives pitch consumer carbon pricing through savings account

Low-carbon bucks: Conservatives pitch consumer carbon pricing through savings account

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole is pitching a loyalty-card style of carbon pricing where consumers would see what they pay on fuel stored into an account that can be used for green purchases later.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 5:45 p.m. Alberta is reporting 1,646 new cases of COVID-19. The province says 1,020 cases of variants have also been detected in the last 24 hours.
New $11M fibre line to connect N.W.T. community to high-speed internet

New $11M fibre line to connect N.W.T. community to high-speed internet

Homes in Whatì in the North Slave region of the Northwest Territories are to have access to high-speed internet by the end of this year.

'Shocked and horrified:' Video shows security in altercation with Indigenous woman

SASKATOON — The owner of a grocery store in Saskatchewan says he was "beyond shocked and horrified' by a video circulating online showing a security guard in a physical altercation with an Indigenous woman accused of shoplifting.