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Election chief Marc Mayrand warns of holes in election act
Canada's "level playing field" may be compromised under changes proposed in the Conservatives' election reform bill, Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand warned Thursday.
"In Canada, electoral fairness has traditionally been understood to mean maintain
How 'synthetic' identity fraud costs Canada $1B a year
Thousands of driver's licences with fake names are circulating in Ontario, with many being used in a new type of fraud that’s plaguing the financial industry, growing exponentially and costing Canadians up to a billion dollars a year, experts say.
U of W student vote on boycotting Israel sparks hate crime
A controversial University of Windsor student referendum on boycotting Israel has sparked what police call a hate crime after someone ransacked an office and spray painted ï¿½racistï¿½ graffiti on a flag supporting Canadian soldiers.
Yahoo webcam images from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ
GCHQ files dating between 2008 and 2010 explicitly state that a surveillance program codenamed Optic Nerve collected still images of Yahoo webcam chats in bulk and saved them to agency databases, regardless of whether individual users were an intelligence
Debate on Who Is Smart Enough to Be Executed
The Supreme Court will soon grapple with the science of how intellectual disability is measured. The arguments will bear on applying the death penalty to people who don't understand the legal process
UK judges disagree with European court on whole-life jail terms
LONDON (Reuters) - A British court ruled on Tuesday that domestic laws on whole-life prison sentences were compatible with European human rights laws, disagreeing with a European court in a judgment that fed into a fierce debate on Britain's ties with Eur
CSEC exoneration a 'mockery of public accountability'
A federal watchdog is attracting howls of protest from some privacy and internet experts after absolving Canada’s electronic spy agency of using data from a Canadian airport internet service to track thousands of passengers for days after they left the te
Ex-New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin convicted in bribery scandal
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is convicted on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office, including right after Hurrica
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