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Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte remembered as a humanitarian

MONTREAL — Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte was remembered on Friday as a hockey-loving humanitarian whose thoughts were never far from society’s less fortunate.

Former premier Lucien Bouchard told Turcotte’s funeral his friend never forgot his roots even as he climbed the Roman Catholic hierarchy to serve as archbishop of Montreal for 22 years. READ

Four face more than 100 charges in Toronto shooting that sent five to hospital

Four men have been charged with attempted murder and dozens of gun-related offences in a brazen shooting in northwest Toronto that sent five people to hospital and shocked many in the residential neighbourhood. READ

Warning lifted as crews fight fire at deep-water shipping terminal in B.C.

Crews were battling a fire at the Squamish Terminals deep-water port in British Columbia on Friday, but an earlier warning to residents to stay indoors was no longer in effect. READ

Next week’s federal budget expected to court support from older Canadians

The Conservative government is expected to court the support of older Canadians in next week’s federal budget with a number of measures aimed at demonstrating that they’re making seniors a priority. READ

Canadian government working on a matchmaking site for foreign aid

The Canadian government is working on a project that it hopes will revolutionize international development the way matchmaking websites revolutionized dating. READ

Duffy trial wraps second week on where the money went

Mike Duffy seemed a lot more interested in what the Internet thought of him than he was in the attitudes of the people he represented in the Senate, court heard Friday as the second week of the suspended senator’s trial came to a close. READ

Ottawa on track to balance books one year ahead of schedule: budget watchdog

The federal budget watchdog is projecting the government will post a $3.4-billion surplus in 2014-15 — which would balance the books a year ahead of schedule. READ

Four members of Royal Navy face sexual assault charges in Halifax

Four members of the Royal Navy have been charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm at a Canadian Forces base in Halifax. READ

CBC says conclusions from Ghomeshi report 'troubling and disappointing’

The conclusions from an investigation into the handling of the Jian Ghomeshi scandal are “troubling and disappointing,” the CBC admitted Thursday, as a report detailed allegations that the former “Q” host was “deeply disrespectful to employees” and sexually harassed some colleagues. READ

Relations between Canada and India back on track, visiting PM Modi says

The relationship between India and Canada is now back on track, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Wednesday after signing a number of bilateral agreements, including a deal to buy Canadian uranium to fuel his country’s power reactors. READ

Estimate of bunker fuel spilled in Vancouver bay was ’conservative’: officials

Officials in charge of cleaning up a bunker fuel spill in Vancouver’s English Bay now say the estimate of what leaked from a grain carrier was a conservative figure. READ

Accused terrorist proposed training with paintball guns to take hostages: trial

A court has heard that a man accused of plotting to blow up the B.C. legislature wanted to use paintball guns to practise a hostage-taking scenario in the days leading up to his planned Canada Day attack. READ

Thousands in fees levied for anti-terror bill constitutionality memos

The Conservative government says its sweeping anti-terrorism bill is constitutional, but verifying that assertion could cost an Ontario man almost $5,000. READ

Supreme Court to rule on Harper government’s sentencing law for gun crimes

The Supreme Court of Canada is set to rule Tuesday on a key part of the Conservative government’s tough-on-crime agenda. The high court will deliver its ruling in a pair of cases involving mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes. READ

Veterans Affairs hires 100 more case managers to tend to ex-soldiers: O’Toole

Veterans Affairs will be hiring up to 100 additional case managers to help guide the country’s former soldiers through the maze of the federal bureaucracy. READ

Federal government updates code of conduct to adds rules for mobile payments

The code of conduct that governs credit and debit card transactions is being extended to apply to mobile payments as well, federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver said Monday. READ

Bell Canada to seek consent as it vows to reintroduce ad tracking program

Bell Canada said Monday that it plans to reintroduce a program that creates consumer profiles for sale to advertisers based on the online viewing habits of the telecom giant’s cellphone customers. READ

Mike Duffy had family pictures framed at Senate expense, trial told

Sen. Mike Duffy apparently billed the taxpayer to print and mount photos of his family, Barbara Bush and Bill Clinton as part of a contracting agreement he set up outside the scrutiny of Senate officials, court heard Monday. READ

Ontario adopts cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gases

Ontario will adopt a cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Monday before she travelled to Quebec to sign a deal with that province. READ

Harper arrives in Panama for the Summit of the Americas

Measuring Stephen Harper’s success or failure at this weekend’s meeting of hemispheric leaders in Panama will depend on how he navigates a complex collection of thorny issues across the Americas, experts say. READ

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