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Michael Ford (post until Oct. 31/19)

A city employee has been charged with four counts of murder after a series of shootings in Penticton, B.C. Sixty-eight-year-old John Brittain is charged in the deaths of two men and two women. RCMP Supt. Ted De Jager said those killed were in their 60s and 70s, but police are not releasing any further information about the victims. (The Canadian Press)

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says attacks on Justin Trudeau from U.S. President Donald Trump and his aides won’t help Canada-U.S. relations. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer agreed the U.S. rhetoric is “not helpful.”

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says consumers are likely to see higher costs on “many things,” after the U.S. imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The central bank released its latest financial system review on Thursday.

A co-owner of a Quebec City restaurant on the planned G7 protest route says the police have helped him prepare. Demonstrations are expected in the provincial capital as world leaders gather for the summit in La Malbaie, Quebec.

A public inquiry into how nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer was able to kill elderly patients in her care began Tuesday in St. Thomas, Ontario. A son of a man killed by Wettlaufer said he hopes the inquiry will “shed some light” on what happened.

Four women sexually assaulted by ex-national ski coach Bertrand Charest say a system is urgently needed to protect children in provincial and national levels in sports. Genevieve Simard says she is speaking out to hopefully help others.

A lawyer for former overseas hostage Joshua Boyle, who is facing several charges including sexual assault, says his client is “looking forward” to his release after an Ottawa judge granted him bail with strict conditions on Friday.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says trade will be discussed “first and foremost” at a meeting of G7 finance ministers this week and at the leaders’ summit next week following the U.S. decision to impose steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he told U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence on the phone that Canada should be exempt from steep tariffs on steel and aluminum. Canada is among countries whose exemptions are set to expire on Friday.

Police say they now believe one of two suspects in the bombing of a Mississauga, Ontario, restaurant may be a woman, contrary to earlier reports. The explosion injured 15 people at a Bombay Bhel location last week.

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