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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 CEO of Canada's only licensed marijuana grower east of Ontario says a legalized market could see OrganiGram reach upwards of $200 million in annual production. Denis Arsenault says legalization will create thousands of jobs in Canada.

Sen. Mike Duffy has been cleared of all charges in relation to the Senate expenses scandal. Lawyer Donald Bayne says Duffy has been subjected to "public humiliation" over the scandal.

The health minister has announced the government will introduce legislation to legalize marijuana next spring. But NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says that's not soon enough for people who may face criminal convictions in the meantime.
Metis National Council leaders are lauding the Supreme Court's ruling that Canada's Metis and non-status Indians are indeed "Indians" under the constitution. The prime minister says the Liberals will respect the decision.
A judge ordered a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck to serve nearly two years in jail, a sanction that far exceeds the several months in jail that prosecutors initially said they would pursue.
Kathleen Wynne says a push to reform Ontario's political donation rules is not about any party breaking financing rules. The premier, who announced a set of proposed changes Monday, said the rules simply "needed to be updated."
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his Liberal government can meet a June deadline imposed by the Supreme Court for a new assisted dying law. Legislation is expected to be unveiled next week.
A man whose brother was abused by admitted pedophile Gordon Stuckless is calling for harsher penalties for sexual offenders. Gary Kruze says Canada is "far behind" countries like the U.S. on the issue.
RBC's CEO says there are no allegations of "any wrongdoing" by the bank in media reports on the so-called Panama Papers leak. But Dave McKay said Wednesday he is upset the bank's name has been "dragged" into the scandal.
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