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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 new leader of the federal NDP says his party would decriminalize all drugs, not just marijuana. Jagmeet Singh addressed delegates at the BC New Democrat convention in Victoria on Saturday.

Ontario has introduced legislation to regulate the sale of marijuana once the drug becomes legal in July 2018. The bill includes fines of up to $250,000 and up to two years in jail for individuals who illegally sell cannabis.

The inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has hearings in Nova Scotia this week. The mother of Loretta Saunders, whose body was found in 2014, says her daughter’s memory gave her the courage to speak out.

Sears Canada’s former executive chairman says his plan to buy the struggling retailer was stymied by a process biased towards liquidation. Brandon Stranzl says he feels “deeply” for those losing jobs as the company moves towards closure.

Bernie Sanders says the Canadian health care system isn’t perfect, but in a speech in Toronto on Sunday the American senator and former presidential hopeful said the U.S. can look to Canada for ways to improve its system.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he'll donate any increase in the value of shares in his family business since he was elected to charity. NDP ethics critic Nathan Cullen says donating money from profits is a sign of guilt.

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz said Wednesday the choice to hold its benchmark interest rate steady at one per cent came from uncertainty over the impact that two prior rate hikes will have on Canada’s economy.

Hillary Clinton was asked about sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump at an event in Montreal Monday. Clinton says the women who have shared their stories are courageous. 

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