Former B.C. mayor charged with sexual assault alleged to have occurred while he was in office

British ColumbiaThe former mayor of Kelowna has been charged with sexual assault in connection with an incident alleged to have occurred while he was still mayor.Former Kelowna mayor Colin Basran scheduled to make his first court appearance Jan. 24, 2023Jason Peters · CBC News · Posted: Dec 07, 2022 3:18 PM PT | Last Updated:…Continue Reading

Stripping former senators of ‘honourable’ title could be an unprecedented move

Senators voted last week in favour of stripping certain former members of their “honourable” title, a move that — if the Governor General follows through — could be unprecedented.A motion in the upper chamber, which passed Wednesday, asks Gov. Gen. Mary Simon to take the title away from former senators convicted of indictable offences.It calls on Simon…Continue Reading

Former paralympian tells MPs veterans department offered her assisted death

A paraplegic former member of the Canadian military shocked MPs on Thursday by testifying that the Department of Veterans Affairs offered her, in writing, the opportunity for a medically assisted death — and even offered to provide the equipment.Retired corporal Christine Gauthier, who competed for Canada at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics and the Invictus Games that same…Continue Reading

Former San Antonio Spurs psychologist settles suit with team, Canadian Josh Primo over exposure allegations

A psychologist who worked for the San Antonio Spurs has settled her lawsuit against the team and former player Josh Primo of Mississauga, Ont., over allegations he had exposed himself to her multiple times in private sessions, her attorney said Thursday.Hillary Cauthen worked as a performance psychologist for the team. In a lawsuit filed earlier this…Continue Reading

Former Surrey, B.C., mayor used false statements ‘to go after’ political foe, says special prosecutor

Doug McCallum can still be found guilty of public mischief if the judge overseeing his trial finds that a political opponent did — in fact — run over the former Surrey mayor’s foot, according to the special prosecutor trying the case.As he closed the Crown’s arguments Wednesday, Richard Fowler addressed what has become — to some extent —…Continue Reading

The shock of an unexpected attack may have confused Doug McCallum about some of the details, but a lawyer for the former Surrey mayor says the 78-year-old was correct in the essence of his accusations against the political opponent he accused of running over his foot.Wrapping the case in defence of his client Tuesday, Richard Peck told the judge overseeing McCallum’s public…Continue Reading

Former N.S. justice minister says he left RCMP after force refused to adopt Alert Ready

The RCMP officer who became Nova Scotia’s justice minister says he left the force in 2012 in large part because of his frustration over the force’s “strong opposition” to a proposed public alerting system.The public inquiry examining the mass shootings in Nova Scotia on April 18-19, 2020, has released a series of written answers from…Continue Reading

KARACHI, Pakistan/NEW DELHI, India Former Pakistani and Indian diplomats have urged the immediate resumption of long-stalled peace talks between the two nuclear neighbors to resolve a raft of disputes, mainly Jammu and Kashmir.On the eve of the 23rd anniversary of the Kargil war, which was part of the broader Kashmir dispute, falling on July 26, Pakistan’s…Continue Reading

Former Vancouver Canuck Jake Virtanen takes the stand in own sexual assault trial

Former Vancouver Canuck Jake Virtanen testified in his own defence Thursday during his sexual assault trial in B.C. Supreme Court.The 25-year-old is charged with one count of sexual assault related to an incident in his hotel room at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver on Sept. 26, 2017. He has maintained his innocence.The name of…Continue Reading

Former India pm Lal Bahadur Shastri’s family demands fresh probe into his death

Family member of former Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri has called for a probe into his death after statement from former, high-ranking CIA official that he was killed by the secret agency. Vibhakar Shastri, the grandson of the late Lal Bahadur Shastri has made the demand. Taking to Twitter, Vibhakar Shastri said, “Requesting Prime…Continue Reading