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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 head of an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls says the process is moving quickly despite complaints over its speed. Chief commissioner Marion Buller announced the inquiry’s fall hearings on Thursday.

The officer who was stabbed in an attack at a Flint, Michigan airport talks about his recovery after participating in parade. Quebec man Amor Ftouhi has been indicted in the case.

Sources say the federal government has reached a $10.5-million settlement with former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr. In Dublin Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would not confirm the settlement.

National security changes tabled by the Liberals would create a super-watchdog to oversee the full array of federal intelligence agencies. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the bill aims to protect the rights of Canadians.

 

Thinking about contributing to your child’s first mortgage? Jamie Golombek of CIBC Wealth Advisory outlines the tax benefits of giving money to your heirs while you are still alive.

The man who threw a beer can onto the field during a Toronto Blue Jays game has received a conditional discharge, including a one-year ban from MLB games. Ken Pagan’s lawyer says the incident has had a "huge" impact on his client.

The U.S. has hit Canada with an additional 6.87 per cent in softwood lumber tariffs, leaving the industry facing average duties of about 27 per cent. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is focused on getting a deal for Canadians.

Former Ontario nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer has been sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 25 years for murdering eight seniors in her care. The granddaughter of one victim says Wettlaufer is “getting what she deserves.”

Medical and public health experts are endorsing 10 guidelines to help marijuana users reduce risks when it becomes legal. Dr. Benedikt Fischer says the ability to better educate people about pot is one benefit of legalization.

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