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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.

The mother of a woman murdered by her husband says her daughter endured more than a decade of domestic abuse at his hands. Ana Fric says her daughter, Elana Fric Shamji, suffered years of physical, emotional and verbal abuse from Mohammed Shamji before he killed her. Shamji was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 14 years. (The Canadian Press)

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman and his lawyer Marie Henein spoke to journalists after Norman left an Ottawa courtroom freed from criminal allegations Wednesday. Henein praises prosecutors' decision, despite her frustration at how long the case took without ever reaching a trial. (The Canadian Press)

The lawyer for double-murder suspect Robert Leeming speaks to reporters after his client’s first court appearance. Leeming is accused of second-degree murder in the deaths of Jasmine Lovett and her 22-month-old daughter Aliyah Sanderson. (The Canadian Press)

with the Liberals facing questions about political games in the case against the military’s one-time second-in-command, and reports that retiring Liberal MP Andrew Leslie will testify against the government. (The Canadian Press)

Regina's police chief says a man died in an officer-involved shooting over the weekend. Evan Bray says officers were called to an apartment early Saturday morning and discovered a man with a knife was holding a woman hostage. Bray says police tried to de-escalate the situation, but an officer fired their gun out of fear somebody was going to be seriously hurt. (The Canadian Press)

Attorney General William Barr skipped a House hearing Thursday on special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia report, escalating an already acrimonious battle between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Justice Department. (May 2) (The Associated Press)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says today's federal Liberal party wouldn't accept political donations like those that got SNC-Lavalin in trouble in the late 2000s. Trudeau says the party has improved its standards and, in his words, "that is not what happens any more." The Quebec-based engineering firm reached a "compliance agreement" with Canada's elections commissioner in 2016, admitting that executives who'd left the company by then had convinced employees to give money to both the Liberal and Conservative parties. (The Canadian Press)

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the government is very concerned about a Canadian sentenced to death in China. The Canadian was convicted for being part of an international methamphetamine operation. The sentence is likely to further strain relations between Ottawa and Beijing, which have deteriorated since Canada arrested a Chinese tech executive last December at the request of the U.S. Since then, China has re-tried and sentenced another Canadian to death for drug smuggling, detained two Canadians and barred some Canadian canola exports. (The Canadian Press)

B'Nai Brith Canada says the 2018 audit of anti-Semitism in Canada recorded more than 2,000 incidents of harassment, vandalism and violence in 2018, the most the organization has seen in nearly four decades of reporting. (The Canadian Press)

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