TORONTO - A former Montreal professor who gunned down four academics at his university has lost his court bid to force prison authorities to give him a second winter parka.
Valery Fabrikant, 72, serving a life sentence for murder, argued he needed the extra clothing because of his age.
"He claims that elderly people need more clothes in the winter than younger and healthier individuals," according to Federal Court Judge Andre Scott.
TORONTO - A Canadian naval engineer is accused of trying to send classified information on Canada's shipbuilding strategy and marine sovereignty to the Chinese government.
Qing Quentin Huang, 53, from Waterdown, Ont., was arrested in nearby Burlington on Saturday, just two days after the RCMP say they became aware of the allegations against him.
TORONTO - 'Tis the season of the office holiday party, a time when the combination of awkward mingling with co-workers plus alcohol creates a social minefield.
But, experts say, one faux pas can easily turn bad behaviour into a legal mess.
As the Christmas/holiday/end-of-year party season kicks off, employment law experts offer some tips on how both employers and employees can avoid liability while still partaking in some holiday cheer.
Don't offer alcohol
OTTAWA - The battle lines for the next election could very well be taking shape as a new poll suggests Justin Trudeau's Liberals have solidified their lead over the governing Conservatives.
Taken in the aftermath of last week's four federal byelections, The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey indicates Liberal support is at 34 per cent, down slightly from the 37 per cent recorded the week before.
The Conservatives are hovering at a consist 26 per cent, while New Democrats putter along at 24 per cent.
OTTAWA - A major alliance that promotes European security has criticized Canada for opening the door to the use of information that may have been extracted through torture.
Newly disclosed briefing notes and correspondence show the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe wrote to Canada's representative to the organization to express concerns about the policy.
CAP-PELE, N.B. - Four teenagers who were killed in a highway crash in southeast New Brunswick were being fondly remembered Sunday while people in their home community of Cap-Pelé grieved their loss.
"They were hardworking people who enjoyed life, people who were good friends together," said Rev. Louis-Joseph Boudreau, a Catholic priest in the small Acadian fishing village of 2,300 people.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Dogs so thin their ribs and back bones are painfully visible. Rabbit hunting beagles kept alone in cramped wire pens in all kinds of weather. Cats and kittens abandoned to fend for themselves.
TORONTO - Canadian scientists believe they have found the "Achilles heel" of colon cancer stem cells, which appear to be responsible for the recurrence of the disease in many patients who have gone into remission after treatment.
Researchers at Toronto's University Health Network have used an experimental drug to disable a gene that regulates these stem cells, which are thought to initiate the development of colon cancer, one of the top-three cancer killers of Canadians.
TORONTO - Leave Coach's Corner alone.
Don Cherry made that plea on Saturday during his weekly segment on "Hockey Night in Canada" as he addressed the acquisition of NHL broadcast rights by Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI-A) for the first time.
The 79-year-old hockey personality said he hoped the iconic program would remain as it is.
Some time this week, Canada is expected to make its case to the world to dramatically expand its boundaries by an area equivalent to the size of all three Prairie provinces.
Canada's deadline is Friday to apply to a United Nations commission for exclusive rights to what is likely to be another 1.7 million square kilometres of Arctic seafloor. The application under the Convention on the Law of the Sea will be the culmination of a decade of work and more than $200 million in public money.