Legal aid eligibility thresholds are being raised by 5.6 per cent in Quebec

Legal aid lawyers hold a half-day strike as their contract negotiations are in a stalemate, in Montreal on Tuesday May 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Pierre St.Arnaud Legal aid lawyers hold a half-day strike as their contract negotiations are in a stalemate, in Montreal on Tuesday May 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Pierre St.Arnaud

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WATCH LIVE | Under scrutiny, minister says RCMP's yearslong use of spyware tools is limited

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino is defending the RCMP’s yearslong and undisclosed use of spyware capable of accessing cell phone and computer microphones, cameras and other data as part of dozens of major investigations. Testifying before a parliamentary committee on Monday, Mendicino said the national police force's use of these tools has only be permitted in 'the most serious offences.'