Jessica Hume, National Bureau

Jessica Hume. (Andre Forget/QMI AGENCY)


The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on July 21, 2011. (ANDRE FORGET/QMI AGENCY)

Supreme Court strikes down ban on assisted suicide

More than two decades after denying ALS sufferer Sue Rodriguez's request to end her life with the help of a doctor, the Supreme Court shifted gears Friday and unanimously struck down Canada's assisted suicide ban.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks at a news conference in Richmond Hill, Ontario, January 30, 2015. Canada's main spy agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), will get new powers aimed at disrupting potential terror attacks under security legislation unveiled on Friday, REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Canadian government unveils new anti-terror bill

The government’s new anti-terror bill proposes significant new powers for police and CSIS, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper insists jihadists, and not his bill, are the real threat to Canadians’ freedoms.

Rob Nicholson speaks to the media at Parliament Hill in this April 24, 2013 file photo. (Andre Forget/QMI Agency)

Kurds ask Canada for weapons to battle ISIS

Kurdish forces have asked Canada for weapons, including armoured vehicles, to battle ISIS terrorists, but the Harper government declined to say Wednesday whether it would grant the request.

Foreign Minister John Baird speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Nov. 24, 2014. (CHRIS WATTIE/Reuters)

Canada hints at further sanctions against Russia

The federal government condemned “indiscriminate rocket attacks” on the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol over the weekend and hinted it may impose further sanctions on Russia.

Federal Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau addresses supporters during an appearance at the London Ukrainian Centre in London, Ontario on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. DEREK RUTTAN/ The London Free Press /QMI AGENCY

Liberal winter caucus short on ideas

As the Liberals wrap their winter caucus retreat here, Canadians have almost no new information about the party or the ideas of its leader, Justin Trudeau.

A bouquet of flowers attached to the fence at the French embassy in Ottawa Wednesday was one gesture of support Canadians showed to France following a terrorist attack in Paris. (Corey Larocque/QMI Agency)

More needs to be done to diffuse power of terror videos: NDP critic

The feds insist they're taking "all appropriate actions to counter any terrorist threat to Canada," but Opposition defence critic Jack Harris wonders whether enough is being done to diminish the appeal of homemade videos designed to inspire terrorist attacks.