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The federal government could soon revert to using multiple pay systems to replace the Phoenix system it adopted more than three years ago in a costly, failed attempt to streamline how it pays its employees.  (The Canadian Press)

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)

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)

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