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Ottawa directing RCMP to eliminate neck restraints, tear gas and rubber...

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Ottawa will order RCMP to stop using neck restraints, tear gas and rubber bulletsTwo years after the murder of George Floyd spurred a movement against police brutality, the federal government plans to order the RCMP to stop the use of neck restraints, tear gas and rubber bullets. But advocates say communities also need non-policing solutions…

How COVID, Brexit and the war in Ukraine are driving up...

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At west London's Hooked Fish and Chips, Bally Singh is struggling to keep the tills ringing for a British tradition, with prices sky-rocketing for fish, potatoes, cooking oil and even the flour used for the batter the dish is cooked in.Cranking up their bubbling oil friers only to see customers stay at home, Singh and…

Cheese not on the table in Canada-U.K. trade talks as Britain...

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The British foreign secretary has often been mocked for her preoccupation with cheese. It started eight years ago when Liz Truss expressed outrage in a speech to her party's annual conference."We import two thirds of our cheese," she raged. "That is a disgrace."Now Truss is facing another battle over cheese, this time with Canada.Britain wants…

Indigenous calls for exemptions to Quebec’s Bill 96 get louder

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Indigenous leaders in Quebec continue to call for an exemption to Bill 96 after the contentious legislation overhauling the Charter of the French language was passed Tuesday. Bill 96 will limit the use of English across many public services, as well as the court system, and impose more restrictive language requirements on small businesses and towns. It will…

Colin Kaepernick to work out for Raiders in 1st NFL opportunity...

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Colin Kaepernick is getting his first chance to work out for an NFL team since last playing in the league in 2016 when he started kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality.Two people familiar with the situation said Kaepernick will work out for the Las Vegas Raiders on Wednesday. The…

Conservatives call on Canada Soccer to cancel match with Iranian team

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The Conservatives are joining a growing number of calls for Canada Soccer to cancel a controversial exhibition game against Iran set for next month in Vancouver.The families of those who died aboard Flight PS752 when the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shot down the plane in 2020 — killing all 176 passengers and crew members, including…

Calgary police union ‘reluctantly’ directs officers to remove thin blue line...

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The Calgary Police Association has "reluctantly" directed its members to remove the thin blue line patches from their street uniforms while declaring victory in other areas of negotiation with the police commission, CBC News has learned.The Calgary Police Commission initially told officers to remove the patches starting March 31. But the union representing more than 2,000…

Freedom Convoy leader Tamara Lich isn’t going back to jail and...

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Freedom Convoy leader Tamara Lich will not be returning to jail, a judge has ruled, after a Crown prosecutor argued in court that she violated her release conditions.At her two-day bail review last week, the organizer of the Ottawa protest that brought the city to a halt for weeks sought an amendment to the terms of her release to allow her…

North Korea fires suspected ICBM after Biden visits region

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North Korea fired three missiles, including one thought to be its largest intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday, after U.S. President Joe Biden ended an Asia trip in which he agreed to new measures to deter the nuclear-armed state.South Korea's deputy national security advisor, Kim Tae-hyo, said that the North also appeared to have conducted "multiple…

Trump’s hand-picked candidate defeated in Georgia primary in stinging rebuke

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Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia easily dispatched Donald Trump's hand-picked challenger on Tuesday in a Republican primary that demonstrated the limits of the former president and his conspiracy-fuelled politics in a critical swing state.Kemp will face Democrat Stacey Abrams this fall in what will be one of the nation's most consequential governor's races.The results, combined…