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Lindsay Souvannarath, who pleaded guilty to planning to go on a shooting rampage at a Halifax mall, has been sentenced to life in prison. Crown lawyer Shauna MacDonald says the foiled plot made the risk of that type of offense “real” for Nova Scotians. 

Jody Wilson-Raybould says newly appointed Supreme Court justice Sheilah Martin has “extensive experience” working with Indigenous Peoples. The justice minister says she thinks an Indigenous judge will eventually sit on the top court.

Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan spoke emotionally after a formal government apology for anti-LGBTQ discrimination. O’Regan, who is openly gay, said Tuesday the government showed it was trying to “right a wrong.”

Basil Borutski has been found guilty of murder in the deaths of three former partners who were killed in a revenge-fuelled rampage two years ago. An Ottawa women’s advocate says more needs to be done for women at risk of violence.

 

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada spokesperson Lynne Santerre explains how to protect yourself from future fraud if your personal information has been hacked.

The prime minister is promising $40 billion over the next decade to help Canadians afford housing. Justin Trudeau says the government is looking at a "realistic horizon," with much of the money being spent after the 2019 election.

The federal government is proposing a series of cannabis regulations, including packaging with tobacco-like health warnings. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor outlined the consultation paper proposals on Tuesday.

Calgary woman Tamara Lovett has been sentenced to three years in prison, after being found guilty in the death of her son by not seeking medical attention for his strep infection. A prosecutor in the case says the sentence is fair.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley praised Nebraska’s decision on Monday to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to run through the state. But federal Green party Leader Elizabeth May called the decision disappointing.

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