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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)

Andre Noel Denny has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the beating death of Halifax gay rights activist Raymond Taavel more than three years ago. Denny was originally charged with second-degree murder.

A First Nations advocacy group says the federal government's promised inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women must not repeat past mistakes. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says women should lead the process.

Irving Shipbuilding will appear in court Thursday to enter pleas on four charges under Nova Scotia's Occupational Health and Safety Act.

BlackBerry is trying to turn around its hardware division with the Priv, a device that operates on Google's Android system. Reporter David Friend explains the significance of the latest move from the smartphone maker.

 

New government House leader Dominic LeBlanc says the House of Commons will reconvene Dec. 3 to elect a new Speaker. LeBlanc says the Liberal majority intends to "work collaboratively" with all parties.     

Justin Trudeau has been sworn in as Canada's prime minister, following in the footsteps of his storied father and restoring his nation's liberal identity after almost 10 years of Conservative rule under Stephen Harper.

Justin Trudeau officially takes office as Canada's 23rd prime minister today when his Liberal government is sworn in. Here is a look at some of the promises the Liberal party made during the federal election campaign.

In Canadian business this week, B.C. Premier Christy Clark and her Ontario counterpart Kathleen Wynne visit China to foster trade relationships. Companies including SNC-Lavalin, Torstar and Telus release earnings reports.

 

 

Patrick Brazeau says he hopes to resume his Senate career as soon as possible, after being granted an unconditional discharge Wednesday on assault and cocaine charges he had plead guilty to. Brazeau still faces a fraud trial.     
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