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The “Get Out Of Jail” Card That Comes With A Price

The “Get Out Of Jail” Card That Comes With A Price

Amendments to the Criminal Code last year were intended to lessen the burden on courts across the country by reducing the number of unnecessary bail hearings.

One change toward that end involved encouraging the use of “undertakings,” by expanding the range of conditions that police are allowed to impose on accused persons in exchange for their release, without having to first go before a judge. As a check on this, the amendments said that police should only put in place conditions that are reasonable and necessary.

Drug plan touted by Trump in presidential debate hangs on Canadian insulin

Drug plan touted by Trump in presidential debate hangs on Canadian insulin

President Donald Trump’s “America First Health Plan” which he said was “big stuff” during the first presidential debate on Tuesday, could affect drug supply, including insulin, in Canada.

Early in last night’s debate, moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News asked the president about his health care plan, to which Trump responded, “I’m cutting drug prices. I’m going with favoured nations, which no president has the courage to do because you’re going against big pharma. Drug prices will be coming down 80 or 90 per cent… I’ll give you an example: insulin.”

Dene members question election postponement, COVID-19 spending

Dene members question election postponement, COVID-19 spending

Floyd Bertrand leafs through a stack documents on his dining room table – correspondence between himself and various levels of government all dealing with complaints about his chief and band council.

“Chief and council and the current administration of the band, they have to be held accountable…. for making major decisions without membership support,”

Canadian House Prices, Housing Inequality Set To Jump In Wake Of Pandemic: Experts

Canadian House Prices, Housing Inequality Set To Jump In Wake Of Pandemic: Experts

The COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered thousands of businesses, saddled the federal government with a record jump in debt and left the country with 1.1 million fewer jobs than at the start of the year.

But some market experts say that won’t be enough to keep Canada’s housing market down. They say the country’s chronic big-city housing shortage has combined with dropping mortgage rates to create a recipe for rising prices.

Buying food online? Farmers are paying to make that possible — and it might put them out of business

Buying food online? Farmers are paying to make that possible — and it might put them out of business

Grocery shopping online is convenient. A convenience farmers fear could put them out of business.

A handful of grocery chains supply Canadians with food and, with online sales predicted to surge beyond the pandemic, they’re racing to adapt. That means a suite of expenses — warehouses, robotics, software development, delivery trucks — that farmers and processors say are being passed down to them.

Anti-Masker Bro Fined $1,000 for Speaking at Large Rally During Quarantine

Anti-Masker Bro Fined $1,000 for Speaking at Large Rally During Quarantine

A man at the centre of a large anti-mask protest in Toronto over the weekend violated Canada's Quarantine Act.

As first reported by the CBC, Chris Saccoccia, the wealthy son of a property developer turned anti-mask crusader, was fined $1,000 on September 25 for failing to quarantine for 14 days after a recent trip abroad. Saccoccia landed back in Canada a little over a week ago.