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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 Ontario reports a 19 per cent rise in opioid-related deaths in 2016, the province is announcing a further $222 million to combat the crisis. Health Minister Eric Hoskins calls the funding increase “unprecedented.”

Seamus O’Regan says he’ll “relish” the Veterans Affairs portfolio, after the prime minister named him to cabinet on Monday. The rookie MP, who was treated for alcoholism in 2015, thanked Justin Trudeau for his confidence.

An RESP can help parents save for their children’s schooling costs, but what if your kid doesn’t end up going to college or university? A certified financial planner outlines options for avoiding penalties.  

Mike Duffy’s lawyer says the senator’s $7.8-million lawsuit against the RCMP and the Senate is about how Duffy was treated in the wake of his acquittal on criminal charges last year.

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel says a January tweet by the prime minister with the hashtag “#WelcomeToCanada” helped set off a crisis in which more than 10,000 people have been arrested this year for illegally crossing the border.

Toronto is opening an interim safe-injection site as the city grapples with a string of overdoses and suspected overdose deaths. Toronto's medical officer of health says the interim site is a response to a need in the community.

Justin Trudeau is urging trust in Canada’s immigration system as thousands of asylum seekers continue to cross the border. On Sunday the prime minister said Canada remains “welcoming,” but added that laws will be enforced.

The federal ombudsman for victims of crime says wider eligibility criteria is among changes needed to a fund for parents of missing or murdered children. Sue O’Sullivan says she’s optimistic Ottawa will adopt her recommendations.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland met with Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal on Tuesday in Washington ahead of the start of the NAFTA negotiations on Wednesday.

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