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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 co-founder of animal rights group PETA says the case of a woman charged over giving water to pigs en route to slaughter is "unjust." Anita Krajnc has pleaded not guilty to a mischief charge in the June 2015 incident.

Winnipeg police say they are alarmed by the increasing use of a synthetic opioid called carfentanil. Deputy Chief Danny Smyth says some drug dealers are mixing the lethal opioid with other drugs like cocaine.

The RCMP and the family of Jami Springer are seeking the public's help in finding the missing Moncton, N.B., woman, whose disappearance the police call "suspicious." The 27-year-old's mother says it is her family's "worst nightmare."

Police say a nightclub altercation that continued in the parking lot preceded the shooting death of Calgary Stampeders player Mylan Hicks. A 19-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the killing.

Canada's cyberspy agency chief says advances in quantum computing will create new risks for cybersecurity. CSE head Greta Bossenmaier says encryption used in online banking and shopping may require a "rethink."
The federal labour minister says "we'll see changes" after an email from a female Mountie criticized the RCMP's handling of sexual harassment claims. MaryAnn Mihychuk says cultural change is needed, which is "never easy."
Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the proposed expansion of the Canada Pension Plan will boost jobs and the economy in the long run. Morneau says an estimated 1.1 million families are not saving enough for retirement.
The judge who found Travis Vader guilty of second-degree murder says the couple he's convicted of killing were a "target of opportunity" for a robbery. Justice Denny Thomas summarized his ruling in an Edmonton court Thursday.
Former prime minister Brian Mulroney says he sees no need for Canada to tighten its immigration process. Mulroney's comments come after Conservative MP Kellie Leitch proposed screening newcomers for "anti-Canadian values."
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