Mia Rabson

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Supreme Court says expanded rape shield laws are constitutional

In a 6-3 ruling today, the court says the expanded rules to further prevent a sexual assault complainant's past from being used against them in a trial are "constitutional in their entirety."

Government will ban some single-use plastics over the next 18 months

Canadians will need to find alternatives for plastic straws and grocery bags by the end of the year as the federal government bans companies from importing or making plastic bags and takeout containers by the end of this year.

Montreal AIDS conference organizer warns of 'catastrophe' if delegates denied visas

As things stand, people with HIV, the community activists and the health-care workers from the global south, where HIV and AIDS are far more prevalent, will either have to attend virtually or not at all when it starts in little over a month.

Crown probing ex-MP Raj Grewal's guest list for India receptions with PM

Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal is facing two charges of breach of trust related to loans he sought from friends, family and other associates to help pay for a gambling habit that racked up millions of dollars in debt.

Big industry can lower carbon pricing costs as feds launch first offset credit market

Canada's first federal carbon offset market kicked off Wednesday as the final piece of the puzzle in the carbon price for big industry takes shape.

Liberals dismiss accusations they intend to slap a green tax on pickup trucks

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said the Conservatives are lying about a secret government plan to add a green tax to pickup trucks.

COVID-19 vaccines in national stockpile starting to expire as uptake slows

Health Canada says almost 1.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines held in a national inventory have expired since January.

MPs to vote tonight on government's decision to invoke Emergencies Act for blockades

MPs will vote on the motion to invoke the Emergencies Act to deal with protests on Monday at 8 p.m. ET, and it is expected to pass with the joint support of the Liberals and NDP. The Bloc Quebecois and the Conservatives are against it.

Canada falling behind on promised vaccine donations to other countries

Canada has delivered about one-quarter of the vaccine doses it has promised to less wealthy countries and can't say when more doses will go out the door.

Feds moving to ban plastic straws, bags by end of 2022: Guilbeault

The federal government is publishing the draft regulations that will ban the manufacture, import and sale of six single use plastic items that are difficult to recycle and have more environmentally friendly alternatives.

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