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Police in Ontario say they’ve busted an international cocaine smuggling operation with links to Mexico and the United States after a large drug seizure at the border.
TORONTO — A woman involved in a deadly head-on crash is off the hook on drunk-driving charges because a police officer asked a hospital nurse for the results of her urine test and then obtained a search warrant to seize her samples, Ontario’s top court ruled on Wednesday.
HALIFAX — A lawyer for a Nova Scotia motorist whose licence was suspended after her saliva tested positive for cannabis says his firm will use the case to launch a constitutional challenge of Canada’s revamped impaired driving laws.
TORONTO — Parts of federal and Ontario laws requiring sex-offender registration where an accused is granted an absolute discharge after being found not criminally responsible discriminate against the mentally ill and are therefore unconstitutional, Ontario’s top court ruled Thursday.
VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has put a target on neighbourhood properties linked to guns, gangs and drugs activities, the public safety minister said Thursday.
COPENHAGEN — There’s no escape from the long arm of the law in Sweden. Not even sitting naked in a sauna.
MONTREAL — The Quebec government scrambled Tuesday to explain how its proposed secularism law would be enforced as a growing number of organizations said they are prepared to disobey it.
OTTAWA — The head of the RCMP says the police force is looking into whether any complaints about forced or coerced sterilizations have been made to law-enforcement agencies in Canada, but a preliminary review has not identified any.
VICTORIA — The British Columbia government introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at preventing tax evasion and money laundering by shining a spotlight on anonymous real estate owners hiding behind shell and numbered companies.
VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s housing policies are allowing landlords to evict drug users in Vancouver’s rooming houses and there’s little or no recourse for people to defend themselves against a practice that is often illegal and creates a risk of overdose, a new study says.
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s justice minister is ordering police across the province to immediately stop using street checks as part of a quota system or performance measurement tool.
REGINA — An RCMP report says the investigation by the Regina Police Service into the death of an Indigenous woman who fell 10 storeys down a laundry chute did not meet professional standards.
TORONTO — Ontario has a new police services act that narrows the scope of mandatory police watchdog investigations, as a bill that dismantled some changes by the previous Liberal government passed last Tuesday.
OTTAWA — Making an accused person wait in jail before trial should be the exception, not the rule, the Supreme Court of Canada says in a decision that affirms a key legal safeguard intended to ensure speedy justice.
When Brian Starkell drives a particular stretch of highway in Saskatchewan, his stomach drops as he approaches the intersection that changed so many lives.

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