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Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the government felt it was important to contribute to a $460-million settlement fund for the Lac-Megantic train disaster. Garneau says the government's contribution is a "classified amount."

An inquest into the death of seven-year-old Katelynn Sampson has delivered 173 recommendations for the child welfare system. A lawyer for Sampson's mother says children will "fall through the gaps" if agencies don't work together.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the government felt it was important to contribute to a $460-million settlement fund for the Lac-Megantic train disaster. Garneau says the government's contribution is a "classified amount."

An Alberta couple were convicted Tuesday of failing to provide the necessaries of life to their son, who ended up dying of meningitis. The crown prosecutor says David and Collet Stephan "definitely" loved their 19-month-old son.

Jurors are deliberating in the case of an Alberta couple charged in the meningitis death of their 19-month-old son. The toddler's father said in a police interview that he didn't realize how bad his son's condition was.

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.
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