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A city employee has been charged with four counts of murder after a series of shootings in Penticton, B.C. Sixty-eight-year-old John Brittain is charged in the deaths of two men and two women. RCMP Supt. Ted De Jager said those killed were in their 60s and 70s, but police are not releasing any further information about the victims. (The Canadian Press)

Special Counsel Robert Mueller laid out multiple episodes in which President Donald Trump directed others to influence or curtail the Russia investigation after the special counsel's appointment in May 2017. AP reporter Chad Day explains. (April 18) (The Associated Press)

A city employee has been charged with four counts of murder after a series of shootings in Penticton, B.C. Sixty-eight-year-old John Brittain is charged in the deaths of two men and two women. RCMP Supt. Ted De Jager said those killed were in their 60s and 70s, but police are not releasing any further information about the victims. (The Canadian Press)

In opposition to the Quebec government's secularism bill, Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante and Lionel Perez, the opposition leader at Montreal City Hall, present a joint motion affirming the principle of open secularism and that its bylaws are neutral regardless of who makes them. (The Canadian Press)

Video captured in Edmonton appears to show a man dousing a car in gasoline, lighting it on fire. Ross Lockwood, who recorded the video, says the incident ended when a bystander wearing a Hawaiian shirt chased and tackled the man before police arrived on scene. (The Canadian Press)

Saskatchewan's highest court has reserved its decision on whether a young man who shot and killed four people and injured seven others in the northern community of La Loche in 2016 should be sentenced as a youth or an adult. Lawyer Aaron Fox appeared before the Court of Appeal to argue that the shooter, now 21, faced cognitive and mental issues that affected his maturity and level of blame. (The Canadian Press)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fired back at the opposition parties under repeated questioning about the SNC-Lavalin affair during a heated question period Wednesday in the House of Commons. Trudeau responded to questions about his libel lawsuit against Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and calls from NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh for an independent inquiry. (The Canadian Press)

A national-security watchdog is calling for stricter controls on the Canadian military’s spying. In a report Tuesday, the national-security committee of parliamentarians says National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces have one of the largest intelligence programs in Canada, yet these operations get little outside scrutiny. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan responded saying he will look closely at the recommendations. (The Canadian Press)

A number of victims of violent crime rallied in Ottawa Monday, marking the 10th anniversary of Tori Stafford's disappearance in southwestern Ontario and calling for changes to Canada's justice and corrections systems. A couple dozen people stood in a wind-blown freezing rain storm at the foot of the Peace Tower, demanding more rights for victims and their families. Victoria Stafford was eight years old when, on April 8, 2009, she went missing while walking home from school in Woodstock, Ont. (The Canadian Press)

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is challenging Justin Trudeau to follow through on a threat to sue him over his assertion the prime minister politically interfered in the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.  (The Canadian Press)

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