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Ottawa has confirmed the death of Canadian mining executive Kirk Woodman in Burkina Faso. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada is working on the investigation with authorities in the west African country. (The Canadian Press)

Toronto Liberal MP Adam Vaughan is questioning why anyone would need to own a gun in the city. Vaughan says gun ownership laws need to be re-examined following Sunday’s fatal shooting in the city’s Greektown. (The Canadian Press)

Toronto Mayor John Tory met with Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Liberal MP Bill Blair and Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders on Monday following Sunday’s fatal shooting in Toronto’s Greektown. (The Canadian Press)

Police say the suspected gunman and a woman are dead after a shooting in a popular Toronto neighbourhood, while 13 others were injured. Chief Mark Saunders says he’s not speculating on a motive yet. (The Canadian Press)

The head of the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. says selling cannabis and alcohol under one roof will pose some unique challenges. Bret Mitchell gave a glimpse on Wednesday into one of the province’s coming cannabis stores. (The Canadian Press)

The prime minister has appointed Bill Blair to the new portfolio of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction in a cabinet shuffle. Justin Trudeau says strong voices are needed to face what he sees as Conservative fearmongering. (The Canadian Press)

The Liberal government has agreed to an urgent study of the issue of asylum seekers crossing into Canada after opposition party pressure. Tory MP Michelle Rempel says she wants to know more about federal plans to deal with the influx. (The Canadian Press)

Ontario’s PC government delivered a throne speech on Thursday that highlighted key campaign promises including expanding wine and beer sales. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said most Ontarians would “suffer the results” under Doug Ford’s policies. (The Canadian Press)

Toronto’s mayor and police chief have announced a $15-million plan aimed at curbing gun violence, including adding 200 frontline officers to the night shift this summer. The move is in response to a recent string of shootings in the city.  (The Canadian Press)

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz says U.S. tariffs and Canadian countermeasures have made trade-related uncertainty “more real.” The central bank raised its benchmark interest rate to 1.5 per cent on Wednesday.  (The Canadian Press)

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