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B.C. court acquits man of stabbing his wife, finds he was in state of 'automatism'

B.C. court acquits man of stabbing his wife, finds he was in state of 'automatism'

VANCOUVER — A judge in British Columbia has acquitted a man of stabbing his partner with a kitchen knife, agreeing with defence arguments that the accused was in a drug and alcohol-induced state of "automatism" at the time.
Liberals appoint former broadcaster Tom Clark as Canada's envoy in New York City

Liberals appoint former broadcaster Tom Clark as Canada's envoy in New York City

OTTAWA — Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly has appointed former television journalist Tom Clark as Canada's envoy in New York City.
Groundhog Day: Fred is dead in Quebec, Willie and Sam at odds over spring's arrival

Groundhog Day: Fred is dead in Quebec, Willie and Sam at odds over spring's arrival

The death of a prognosticating rodent in Quebec cast a shadow over Groundhog Day festivities on Thursday, while the notable furry forecasters who made their predictions were split over spring’s arrival.
China accuses Canada of 'politically manipulating' with Uyghur refugee vote

China accuses Canada of 'politically manipulating' with Uyghur refugee vote

OTTAWA — The Chinese government says a motion MPs passed Wednesday to provide asylum to persecuted Uyghurs amounts to political manipulation by Canada.
Tax on share buybacks to raise $3 billion in government revenue over five years: PBO

Tax on share buybacks to raise $3 billion in government revenue over five years: PBO

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget officer says the federal Liberals' planned tax on corporate share buybacks will raise $3 billion in government revenue over the next five years.
In The News for Feb. 2 : Delay expected for MAID eligibility extension

In The News for Feb. 2 : Delay expected for MAID eligibility extension

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Feb. 2 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
House post returning to First Nation after 138 years, and decades in Harvard storage

House post returning to First Nation after 138 years, and decades in Harvard storage

VANCOUVER — In the 138 years since an Indigenous house post was chopped down and ordered burned by missionaries, it was sold under duress, damaged and displayed as a historic oddity, donated to a museum, then packed away in storage for decades.
Liberals set to introduce law delaying expansion of medically assisted dying regime

Liberals set to introduce law delaying expansion of medically assisted dying regime

OTTAWA — The federal government is expected to introduce a law as early as Thursday to delay the extension of medically assisted dying eligibility to people whose sole condition is a mental disorder.
Jury makes 12 recommendations after inquest into Vancouver police officer's suicide

Jury makes 12 recommendations after inquest into Vancouver police officer's suicide

BURNABY, B.C. — A coroner's jury has made a dozen recommendations after probing the suicide of Vancouver police Const. Nicole Chan, who died during a mental health crisis after having relationships with two senior officers.
Two B.C. Mounties charged with manslaughter, three others face obstruction charge

Two B.C. Mounties charged with manslaughter, three others face obstruction charge

VICTORIA — Two RCMP officers are accused of manslaughter in the July 2017 death of an Indigenous man in Prince George, B.C., while three of their fellow Mounties are charged with attempting to obstruct justice.