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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.

As NAFTA talks entered their third round in Ottawa on Monday, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is calling the process “very accelerated.” U.S. chief negotiator John Melle said talks are moving at “warp speed.”

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney, one of the architects of NAFTA, met Friday with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland on the renegotiations of the trade deal. Mulroney said NAFTA creates millions of jobs in the U.S.     

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she was disappointed by a tweet from Conservative MP Gerry Ritz referring to her as a “climate Barbie.” McKenna says she would rather discuss her work than have to respond to sexist comments.

Hundreds of RCMP officers attended the Moncton, N.B., funeral of Const. Frank Deschenes, who was killed last week in a traffic collision. In a eulogy, a friend spoke of Deschenes' excitement at marrying the "woman of his dreams.”

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is questioning why edible marijuana is not included in the government’s bill to legalize pot. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says work is ongoing to regulate cannabis in “all of its forms.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer went head-to-head in the House of Commons over the government’s recent small business tax plan. Trudeau says Scheer “does not understand” the Liberal proposal.

Omar Khadr had some bail conditions eased at a Friday hearing in Edmonton, but he was denied a bid to have unsupervised visits with his controversial sister, Zaynab Khadr. The former Guantanamo Bay detainee’s lawyer outlines the rules.

 

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she wanted to take the witness stand Wednesday to be as “open as possible” at a bribery trial involving a former top adviser and a Liberal fundraiser.

RCMP Const. Frank Deschenes was remembered Wednesday as a “quality colleague,” dedicated to helping those in need. The Nova Scotia Mountie was killed Tuesday after his cruiser was struck by a utility van in New Brunswick.

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