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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.

Harjit Sajjan says the government is looking at "many different options" for Canada's role in the campaign against ISIL. The defence minister says the situation needs to be viewed from an international perspective.

Santokh Bola alleges he was brutally beaten by Toronto Police during a mistaken arrest on Nov. 1. A bystander caught the incident on video, which Bola's lawyers say will feature prominently in the lawsuit against the police.

Bruce Carson has been found not guilty of influence-peddling in promoting the sale of water purification systems for First Nations communities. The lawyer for the former top aide to Stephen Harper says the verdict was the right one.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says the process of setting up an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women will start soon. Bennett says consultation with families is needed to "get it right."

Andre Noel Denny has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the beating death of Halifax gay rights activist Raymond Taavel more than three years ago. Denny was originally charged with second-degree murder.

A First Nations advocacy group says the federal government's promised inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women must not repeat past mistakes. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says women should lead the process.

Irving Shipbuilding will appear in court Thursday to enter pleas on four charges under Nova Scotia's Occupational Health and Safety Act.

BlackBerry is trying to turn around its hardware division with the Priv, a device that operates on Google's Android system. Reporter David Friend explains the significance of the latest move from the smartphone maker.

 

New government House leader Dominic LeBlanc says the House of Commons will reconvene Dec. 3 to elect a new Speaker. LeBlanc says the Liberal majority intends to "work collaboratively" with all parties.     

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