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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)

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante says suspending the city’s police chief is an “opportunity” to rebuild trust in the force. Quebec’s public security minister made the move Wednesday after a report was critical of Philippe Pichet. 

The prime minister’s Supreme Court nominee spoke about her “unconventional” career path in a Tuesday question session with politicians. Sheilah Martin says she has a deep understanding of a judge’s role after over a decade on the bench.

Liberal MP Sherry Romanado says she was humiliated by comments made to her by Conservative MP James Bezan at a May event that were “sexual in nature.” Bezan apologized earlier Monday in the House of Commons and in a statement.

Dozens of people marched through Toronto’s downtown streets to show support for survivors of sexual violence and harassment. The event is part of the #MeToo movement to end gender-based violence.

A Conservative MP was booted from the House of Commons Thursday in the wake of heated exchanges between the Opposition and the finance minister. The Tories continued to grill Bill Morneau with questions over stock sales. 

Jody Wilson-Raybould says newly appointed Supreme Court justice Sheilah Martin has “extensive experience” working with Indigenous Peoples. The justice minister says she thinks an Indigenous judge will eventually sit on the top court.

Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan spoke emotionally after a formal government apology for anti-LGBTQ discrimination. O’Regan, who is openly gay, said Tuesday the government showed it was trying to “right a wrong.”

Basil Borutski has been found guilty of murder in the deaths of three former partners who were killed in a revenge-fuelled rampage two years ago. An Ottawa women’s advocate says more needs to be done for women at risk of violence.

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