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Gaps in Crown's case against B.C. father charged with killing daughters: defence

VANCOUVER — A defence lawyer laid out five problems with the Crown's theory in its case against Andrew Berry, the Vancouver Island father accused of killing his two young daughters.
Man who scammed romantic partner wants mistrial despite guilty finding

Man who scammed romantic partner wants mistrial despite guilty finding

TORONTO — A con artist who scammed the romantic partner he met online out of hundreds of thousands of dollars has asked a judge to declare a mistrial months after finding him guilty.

Serial rapist shows no sign of controlling violent sexual urges: court

TORONTO — An Ontario judge has ordered a serial rapist jailed indefinitely, saying the man's refusal to receive treatment for his violent sexual urges means he is likely to harm more women if released into the community.
Tax credits or cash? Parties spar over what is best for parental benefits

Tax credits or cash? Parties spar over what is best for parental benefits

OTTAWA — Is it better to be paid in credit or with cash? That's a question Liberals and Conservatives tusseled over Tuesday in the ongoing federal election competition for the votes of middle-class families.

Pro-oil and gas shirt incidents highlight lack of clarity in legislatures' rules

TORONTO — Two recent incidents that saw visitors wearing pro-oil and gas shirts banned from touring the Senate have industry watchers questioning the clarity of rules at legislatures across Canada.
Review board hears mass killer takes medication, should have trips into Edmonton

Review board hears mass killer takes medication, should have trips into Edmonton

EDMONTON — A psychiatrist in charge of treating an Alberta man who stabbed and killed five young people at a house party five years ago says the patient's risk of reoffending is low. But Dr.
Court allows appeal on pipeline certificate, says B.C. needs to reconsider

Court allows appeal on pipeline certificate, says B.C. needs to reconsider

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government has been ordered by the province's highest court to reconsider its environmental assessment certificate allowing the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Nova Scotia's annual pumpkin regatta sunk by extreme weather, lack of gourds

Nova Scotia's annual pumpkin regatta sunk by extreme weather, lack of gourds

WINDSOR, N.S. — Nova Scotia's annual Pumpkin Regatta has been cancelled following a disastrous season in the pumpkin patch. The race across Lake Pesaquid in Windsor, N.S., features paddlers using large, hollowed-out gourds as small boats.
RCMP commissioner says info in FBI probe led to arrest of intelligence director

RCMP commissioner says info in FBI probe led to arrest of intelligence director

OTTAWA — An RCMP employee charged with trying to disclose secret information was discovered after a joint probe with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation pointed to a mole in the force, top Mountie Brenda Lucki said Tuesday.
Time ticking down for expat voters, chief electoral officer says

Time ticking down for expat voters, chief electoral officer says

OTTAWA — Voters living outside of Canada should register soon to ensure they can participate in the coming federal election, says Canada's chief electoral officer.