Prosecutors told to prosecute only the most serious drug possession offences

OTTAWA — Federal prosecutors are being instructed to criminally prosecute only the most serious drug possession offences and to find alternatives outside the criminal justice system for the rest. The directive is contained in a new guideline issued by the director of public prosecutions, Kathleen Roussel. “The approach set out in this guideline directs prosecutors […]

Innu Nation files human rights complaint over Ottawa’s child protection funding

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The Innu Nation has filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission alleging the federal government spends more money removing children from homes than keeping families together. Gregory Rich, grand chief of the Innu Nation, which represents the Innu of Labrador, said in a statement Tuesday Canada’s child welfare system […]