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Anti-pipeline protester Will George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation interrupts Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a Liberal fundraiser in Vancouver. Dozens of anti-pipeline protesters gathered outside the event.

Two men and a foster mother have been charged after an investigation found at least 17 children were abused on a Manitoba First Nation.

Anti-pipeline protester Will George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation interrupts Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a Liberal fundraiser in Vancouver. Dozens of anti-pipeline protesters gathered outside the event.

Double murderer Edward Downey has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 50 years. He was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder in the 2016 deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and her five-year-old daughter Taliyah Marsman.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says Canada needs a public inquiry into the case of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman. On Parliament Hill Friday, Scheer says a full investigation is justified to examine how the military's former second-in-command came to be charged with over alleged leaks of cabinet secrets about a shipbuilding contract. The case against Norman collapsed last week after Crown prosecutors got new information from the defence that convinced them they stood no reasonable chance of landing a conviction.

Murder charges have been filed against a woman and her daughter in the death of a pregnant Chicago woman whose baby was cut from her womb. (May 16) (The Associated Press)

Five dogs were a big hit on Parliament Hill as veterinarians lobbied for legal changes that would allow them to prescribe medical cannabis for animals. They stood outside the main doors of West Block, capturing the oohs and ahs of politicians and staff as they emerged after question period Wednesday. (The Canadian Press)

Observers say anger at cellphone Amber Alerts that rouse people from their sleep is misplaced and shows the need for more public education. People need to understand that the emergency alerts are only issued when police need help in finding a child they believe is in grave peril — usually the result of an abduction.  (The Canadian Press)

Onex Corp. has signed a friendly deal to buy WestJet Airlines Ltd. in a transaction it valued at $5 billion, including assumed debt. Under the agreement, Onex will pay $31 per share for WestJet, which will continue to operate as a privately held company.  (The Canadian Press)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came to Edmonton Friday, meeting with Mayor Don Iveson. He discussed new job numbers and a report out of British Columbia this week on the impact of money laundering on the economy, especially B.C. house prices. (The Canadian Press)

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