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The principal of a Toronto all-boys school says he supports the charges laid against six students in connection with an alleged sexual assault. Greg Reeves says an independent review will take a “deep dive” into St. Michael’s College School’s culture. (The Canadian Press)

An Alberta prosecutor says “compelling” information from a firearms expert impacted the decision to drop the case against Edouard Maurice, charged with aggravated assault and firearms offences after he confronted two people on his rural property.

Toronto police say a Thursday raid focused on members of the Five Point Generalz and resulted in the arrests of 70 people. Chief Mark Saunders says the street gang is responsible for numerous shootings in the city.

The Liberal government was asked Wednesday whether Ottawa would consider pardoning people convicted of marijuana crimes in the past. The Senate passed the Cannabis Act on Tuesday, but pot remains illegal until the bill goes into effect.

Toronto police are asking witnesses to come forward after a man was allegedly pushed in front of a train at a Toronto subway station Monday. John Reszetnik, 57, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the incident. 

An Ottawa judge has sentenced Ali Omar Ader to 15 years in prison for his role in the 2008 kidnapping of journalist Amanda Lindhout. Crown lawyer Xenia Proestos says the sentencing shows Canada takes such offences “very seriously.”

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday that provincial law societies have the right to deny accreditation to a proposed Christian law school. A Trinity Western University professor says she is “disappointed” by the ruling. 

Doug Ford says he is standing with the federal Liberals in Canada’s trade negotiations with the U.S. The Ontario premier-designate and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland met on Thursday to discuss NAFTA negotiations.

The Liberals are rejecting a Senate amendment that would allow provinces to bar people from growing marijuana at home. The health minister says the legislation should be consistent with medical pot rules around home cultivation.

The NDP leader says Canada needs to stay above U.S. President Donald Trump’s name-calling in the midst of the current trade dispute. Jagmeet Singh says the focus needs to be on workers.

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