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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)

Canada’s top court has thrown out the guilty verdicts for a couple whose toddler died of bacterial meningitis and ordered a new trial. David Stephan says he and his wife Collet are “extremely grateful” after Tuesday’s ruling.

A nanny convicted of brutally murdering two small children in her care has been sentenced in New York City to life without the possibilty of parole. Yoselyn Ortega will serve two consecutive life sentences. 

Conservative MP Candice Bergen is calling for more action from the government against a self-described terror recruit reportedly living in Toronto. The Canadian appeared on a recent New York Times podcast speaking about his actions as an ISIS militant.

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the party is launching an independent investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct levelled by an Afghan war veteran against New Democrat MP Christine Moore.

After New Democrat Christine Moore’s suspension following a sexual misconduct claim, fellow NDP MPs say no party is immune from the issue. An Afghanistan war veteran says Moore engaged in inappropriate sexual behaviour.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale issued a firm reminder to border crossers on Monday, that seeking asylum in Canada is “not a shortcut” to bypass regular immigration procedures.   

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is a “compassionate country” but will continue enforcing its immigration laws. The prime minister made the remark as Hondurans lost temporary protected status in the U.S. and may come north for refuge.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday the plan to make recreational marijuana legal this summer will go ahead without delay despite a recent Senate committee report calling for more consultations.

Philip Heerema was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for sex offences against six male students of a Calgary performing arts school. The mother of one victim says she feels the 55-year-old’s apology was “not genuine.”

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