Mandatory minimum sentences may be hard to defend as policy — politically, they have broad appeal. That explains in part why the Liberals took five and a half years to start taking steps to eliminate them.
Some Conservative MPs are asking the federal government to suspend the mandatory hotel quarantine policy in the wake of two reports of sexual violence.
The new commander of the Canadian military has stepped aside amid an allegation of misconduct. Admiral Art McDonald is under investigation by the military's National Investigative Service over a claim of inappropriate conduct that dates back a decade, CBC News has learned.
Four canvas walls reinforced with plywood and two-by-fours, along with a few blankets and a wood stove, are Andrew Missewace's only defence against the bitter cold of northwestern Ontario, even when the temperature drops as low as -48 C.