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Ottawa mayor wouldn't speak to Parliament security service during convoy: official

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson's office would not return a call from the Parliamentary Protective Service during the height of the Freedom Convoy, its acting director told a committee Thursday evening.

National sexual assault rate highest since 1996, violent crimes up: Statistics Canada

The rate of police-reported sexual assault in Canada has reached its highest level since 1996, according to Statistics Canada data released Tuesday.

Liberal ministers set to testify at committee on decision to release turbines caught in Russia sanctions

Liberals on the House of Commons standing committee on foreign affairs and international development agreed that Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson would take questions about a decision to exempt natural gas turbines from sanctions on Russia.

'Vital' victims of crime ombudsman job still vacant after nine months

The federal government has now left a key victim-rights watchdog role vacant for more than nine months. 

Canada has no abortion right law. Does it need one?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to defend the right of every woman to an abortion in Canada after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. But in a country that has no legal framework governing abortion, what does that actually mean?

Privacy bill sets out rules on use of personal data, artificial intelligence

The federal Liberals introduced privacy legislation on Thursday that would give Canadians more control over how their personal data is used by commercial entities, impose fines for non-compliant organizations and introduce new rules for the use of artificial intelligence.