Sarah Ritchie

Sarah Ritchie is a reporter with The Canadian Press.

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Two art heists, 50 years apart: expert says Canada is a 'soft target'

Fifty years after the largest art heist in Canadian history was pulled off in Montreal, the world-famous portrait of Sir Winston Churchill hanging at the Château Laurier was discovered to be a fake.

RCMP says it's not using controversial Pegasus spyware to covertly access cellphones

The RCMP says it is not using the controversial Pegasus spyware to circumvent encryption and monitor cellphone activity, but it has been using similar surveillance technology for 10 years.

Canada is 1st country to ratify requests from Sweden and Finland to join NATO

Finnish and Swedish ambassadors submitted official letters of application to NATO on May 18.

Police make arrests after anti-vaccine mandate army reservist leads march into Ottawa

Police arrested four people in downtown Ottawa Thursday after a Canadian soldier charged for speaking out against COVID-19 vaccine requirements led a procession into the city and delivered a speech on 'freedom' to a rapt crowd of about 1,200 supporters.

RCMP reform would prevent political interference, criminologists say

Ottawa criminologist Darryl Davies said if the commissioner reported to Parliament, rather than the public safety minister, political interference wouldn't be an issue.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination no longer required in House of Commons on Monday

The House of Commons has unanimously agreed to suspend COVID-19 vaccine mandates for MPs, staff and visitors, starting on Monday. The mandate has been in place since last fall.

Blair says police didn't ask for Emergencies Act, but did ask for help ending blockades

Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland say they didn't hear recommendations from police to enact the Emergencies Act.

Ottawa's interim police chief didn't ask for Emergencies Act during Freedom Convoy

Ottawa's interim police chief Steve Bell says he did not ask the federal government to invoke the Emergencies Act in February during the Freedom Convoy.

Safe house in tiny Nunavik village aims to break generations of trauma for Inuit

Qarmaapik House in Kangiqsualujjuaq, Que., made a presentation to the Governor General on Tuesday, as Mary Simon continues her tour of Nunavik.

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon says Indigenous languages 'marginalized all the time' in Canada

The North lags behind much of the country when it comes to internet access and infrastructure. That's just one of the ways Indigenous languages, and communities, are marginalized, says Gov. Gen. Mary Simon on a week-long visit to Nunavik.

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