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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of his cabinet laid flowers at the Centennial Flame in Ottawa Tuesday to mark the 27th anniversary of the Ecole Polytechnique massacre in Montreal, in which 14 women were gunned down.

The sister of the first Canadian woman to grace a banknote's face is lauding Viola Desmond's courage. Desmond, who will appear on the $10 bill in 2018, was arrested in 1946 for sitting in the whites-only section of a movie theatre.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of his cabinet laid flowers at the Centennial Flame in Ottawa Tuesday to mark the 27th anniversary of the Ecole Polytechnique massacre in Montreal, in which 14 women were gunned down.

The Almeda County district attorney says murder charges are possible in the warehouse fire that killed at least 36 people in Oakland, California. 

An all-party committee is recommending Ottawa design a proportional voting system and hold a referendum on it. NDP MP Nathan Cullen says despite Liberal reservations, the report provides a "path forward" on electoral reform.

The federal disabilities minister says a planned accessibility bill will aim to be more proactive in preventing discrimination than current laws. Carla Qualtrough says some "enforcement mechanism" will be included.

The youngest-ever member of Ontario's legislature says he opposes a new law giving all parents equal status because it replaces "mother" and "father" with "parent." When questioned, Sam Oosterhoff said he is "absolutely not" a homophobe.

A Statistics Canada survey has found 960 military personnel say they were sexually assaulted in the past year. Defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance says Canadian Forces members not reporting assaults is a "huge concern."

As the year's end closes in, tax experts note there are some credits and benefits only available until Dec. 31. Canadian Press business reporter David Hodges explains four tips to avoid missing out when 2017 arrives.

Closing arguments were made Wednesday in the Nova Scotia indecency trial of pastor Brent Hawkes. The crown attorney says he asked the judge to look at the parts of witness accounts that coincide rather than their contradictions.

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