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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)

Bill Morneau announced Thursday that the government will release its fall economic and fiscal update on Nov. 21st. The finance minister says Canada needs to ensure it remains an investment destination. (The Canadian Press)

Former gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker arrives at court on the second day of testimony at his sexual assault trial in Sarnia, Ontario. (The Canadian Press)

Conservative justice critic Tony Clement says Canada could use the Magnitsky Act after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Under the law, the government can freeze Canadian assets of foreign individuals who violate human rights. (The Canadian Press)

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel says the Liberals are taking a “nothing-to-see-here” approach on ISIL returnees in Canada. A Tory motion is demanding the government take steps including greater use of peace bonds.  (The Canadian Press)

Jagmeet Singh is calling for the deletion of criminal records for people convicted of simple pot possession. The NDP leader says people who receive pardons will still be negatively impacted by the records. (The Canadian Press)

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould tabled legislation on Thursday aimed at strengthening laws against bestiality and animal fighting. The bill expands the bestiality definition from penetration to any contact for a sexual purpose. (The Canadian Press)

Ottawa is introducing legislation to speed up the process of obtaining a pardon for convictions of simple pot possession. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Liberals were waiting for pot to be legalized before discussing pardons.  (The Canadian Press)

Ralph Goodale says legislation he tabled Tuesday aims to transform how inmates are separated from the general prison population. The public safety minister says the proposal maintains inmates’ access to rehabilitative programs. (The Canadian Press)

The president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police says it is “highly unlikely” there will be big crackdowns on illegal cannabis stores on the first day of legal recreational marijuana. (The Canadian Press)

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