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    Quebec legislature adopts Bill 96 language law despite bitter opposition

    People take part in a demonstration against Bill 96 in Montreal on May 14.Graham Hughes/The Canadian PressThe Quebec government has secured the largest expansion of its language laws in more than 40 years, imposing new rules to reinforce the use of French in the public service, education and business despite bitter opposition from the province’s…

    Ontario candidates pledge review of cannabis policy

    A display case of products at Bonnefire, a cannabis store on Queen Street West, in Toronto, on March 26.Ian Willms/The New York Times News ServiceSome Ontario provincial political party leaders are promising to revisit cannabis policy if elected and some industry leaders are on board. But others in the sector say key issues have been…

    Canada is facing a ‘terrible’ food crisis, says Maple Leaf CEO Michael McCain

    Maple Leaf Foods chief executive Michael McCain says the food crisis is about ‘systemic issues.’Fred Lum/The Globe and MailA “terrible tragedy” is unfolding across Canada, where 5.8 million people are living in food insecurity, says Maple Leaf Foods MFI-T chief executive Michael McCain.They do not have adequate access to food due to financial constraints, and…

    Russia launches all-out assault to encircle Ukrainian troops in east

    Heavily damaged residential buildings in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, on May 22.PAVEL KLIMOV/ReutersRussian forces waged an all-out assault on Tuesday to encircle Ukrainian troops in twin eastern cities straddling a river, a battle that could determine the success or failure of Moscow’s main campaign in the industrial heartland of Donbas.Russia is attempting…

    U.S. ‘active shooter’ incidents reach highest level in 20 years: FBI

    The United States experienced 61 “active shooter” incidents last year, up sharply in the sheer number of attacks, casualties and geographic distribution from 2020 and the highest tally of attacks in over 20 years, the FBI reported on Monday.The 2021 total, spread over 30 states, was 52 per cent higher than 2020 and about double each of…

    Numerous injuries after chaos breaks out at Toronto’s Woodbine beach, say police

    Toronto police say they made more than a dozen arrests after chaos broke out at an east-end beach on Sunday night, leaving multiple people injured.Police say crowds of people were allegedly setting off fireworks at Woodbine Beach and Ashbridges Bay, sometimes pointing them at other people.There were also reports of a shooting, a stabbing and…

    Russian sentenced to life in Ukraine’s first war crimes trial

    Russian soldier Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin appears at a sentencing hearing in Kyiv on May 23.Chris Furlong/Getty ImagesA captured Russian soldier who pleaded guilty to killing a civilian was sentenced by a Ukrainian court Monday to life in prison – the maximum – amid signs the Kremlin may, in turn, put on trial some of the…

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