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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.

A Muslim advocate is urging the community to keep a cool head after a Somali-Canadian man died following a confrontation with Ottawa police. Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing Abdirahman Abdi's death.

Premiers from Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec have reached an agreement to allow online purchases of wine from each other's provinces. Philippe Couillard says the agreement is open to any other province wishing to join.

The lawyer for Edward Downey, who is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of a Calgary mother and her five-year-old daughter, says he is concerned about the impact of police statements and media coverage on his client's trial.
A former George W. Bush speech writer said he would call Melania Trump's address on opening night plagiarism. Matt Latimer said if Mrs. Trump's speech had been written in the Bush White House, the writer would have been "most likely fired.
Hundreds gathered in a Calgary park Sunday night to pay tribute to Sara Baillie and her five-year-old daughter Taliyah Marsman, both found dead last week. Baillie's close friend says she is struggling to make sense of what happened.
Hundreds of dog lovers marched through Montreal Saturday to protest breed-specific legislation. Event organizer Dana Hyde says laws aimed at stopping dog bites should target irresponsible owners, not the dogs themselves.
 
 

Sen. Patrick Brazeau is speaking out against what he calls his "unjust" treatment during the Senate expenses scandal. Brazeau says he will work to make changes in the upper chamber after his fraud charges were dropped Wednesday.

The uncle of a slain Calgary woman whose daughter is missing says whomever has Taliyah Leigh Marsman can drop her off with "no questions asked." A tearful Scott Hamilton says the "vivacious" five-year-old just learned to ride a bike.
A Sheriff in western Michigan says an inmate tried to escape from a courthouse on Monday, took a gun from an officer, and killed two bailiffs and two other people. Police shot and killed the inmate.
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