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Angelina Jolie says a lack of political will is hindering the fight against sexual violence in warzones. The actress and UN Refugee Agency special envoy addressed a United Nations conference in Vancouver.

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union is calling on colleges to return “immediately” to the bargaining table after striking faculty rejected a contract offer Thursday. The union says the colleges are dragging out the process.

Angelina Jolie says a lack of political will is hindering the fight against sexual violence in warzones. The actress and UN Refugee Agency special envoy addressed a United Nations conference in Vancouver.

A Calgary hearing is trying to determine if allowing former judge Robin Camp to practise law would bring the profession into disrepute. Camp resigned after asking a sexual assault complainant why she didn’t keep her knees together.

Liberal MP Bill Blair says a proposed federal pot tax will keep the price low enough to compete with the black market. Ottawa is proposing an excise tax of $1 per gram, or 10 per cent of the retail price, in addition to sales taxes.

Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos announced Thursday that as of Dec. 3, parental leave can be spread over 18 months instead of a year. Duclos says the extended period will not increase the total value of benefits.

WARNING: Contains profanities. Video showing Mark Smich rapping is among evidence shown at the first-degree murder trial of the Ontario man, who is accused with Dellen Millard of killing Laura Babcock in 2012. Both men have pleaded not guilty.

Manitoba has unveiled its plan for the sale of marijuana once the drug becomes legal in July 2018. Premier Brian Pallister says the sale of pot exclusively through private retailers is the best way to eliminate the black market.

Alberta man Oscar Arfmann has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Const. John Davidson in Abbotsford, B.C. Police are calling on anyone with photos or video of Monday’s incident to contact the authorities.

Parents and kids who have endured airport delays because a young person’s name matches one on a no-fly list are asking politicians to resolve the issue. Heather Harder says her family doesn’t fly internationally because of the problem.

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