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Michael Ford (post until Oct. 31/19)

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)

The justice minister says the government is moving to eliminate laws which the courts have deemed unconstitutional. One such law is the statute on abortion, which remains on the books despite being struck down in 1988.

Several hundred protesters gathered in Halifax on Tuesday to protest the acquittal of a taxi driver accused of sexual assaulting an intoxicated woman in his cab. The Crown plans to appeal the decision by Judge Gregory Lenehan.

Ottawa police officer Const. Daniel Montsion is facing several charges, including manslaughter, in the July 2016 death of Abdirahman Abdi. Lawyer Lawrence Greenspon says Abdi’s family is glad the investigation is over.

Montreal police kept two opposing protest groups apart on Saturday as supporters and critics of a Parliamentary motion condemning Islamophobia clashed in duelling demonstrations.

BlackBerry’s chief operating officer says the technology firm has transformed completely from a smartphone maker to a software company. Marty Beard says educating the public about the move away from hardware is a big challenge.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says May’s 17-per-cent cut to hydro rates shares the load among residents more fairly. Wynne admits the immediate savings will cost ratepayers more in the long run.

Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary faces a $10,000 fine for skipping Tuesday’s debate in Edmonton. O’Leary says he was unhappy with the format and is asking for his money back if his suggested format is used at the next debate.

Protesters wrote chalk messages and argued with a few Donald Trump supporters outside Tuesday’s grand opening of the Trump Tower in Vancouver. The U.S. president’s eldest sons, Eric and Donald Jr., attended the ribbon cutting inside.

Term length is important to consider when shopping around for the best deal on your mortgage. Frank Napolitano of Mortgage Brokers Ottawa explains why most people opt for a five-year mortgage.

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