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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. 

The RCMP announced charges won't be laid against Sen. Pamela Wallin after a review of her travel expenses. Sen. James Cowan says the Senate has "come a long way" since the start of the expenses scandal.

Actor/comedian Bill Cosby is due in court Tuesday morning for a hearing that will determine whether he will go to trial in the sexual assault case brought by Andrea Constand.
The NDP is accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of elbowing New Democrat MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau in Parliament as the Liberals cut short debate on the government's assisted-dying bill.
The families of five young people killed in a Calgary mass stabbing in 2014 were allowed to give tributes to their loved ones in court Tuesday. The defence lawyer for Matthew de Grood says the tributes were very moving.

The Liberals have introduced a bill to extend human rights protections to transgender Canadians. Ten-year-old Charlie Rickert, who was bullied after declaring she was a girl, says she feels "much safer" now.

Matthew de Grood's lawyer says his client's past mental state will be "explored" at his trial. De Grood, who pleaded not guilty to five first-degree murder counts, admitted to the 2014 stabbings in an agreed statement of facts read in court Monday.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending the move to create an electoral reform committee, saying Canadians expect him to follow through on his campaign promise. The Opposition is pushing for a referendum on the issue.

An ex-CBC employee who accused Jian Ghomeshi of sexual assault spoke out Wednesday after the charge was withdrawn. The former CBC radio star apologized in court for his behaviour toward Kathryn Borel, and signed a peace bond.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says former Liberal caucus member Kim Craitor was asked to resign following an independent investigation into workplace sexual harassment complaints in 2013.
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