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Woman who injected silicon 'preyed’ on victims for profit, Crown says

TORONTO — A woman who injected industrial silicon oil into the buttocks of women as an illegal cosmetic procedure preyed on the vulnerable for profit and deserves a stiff prison term, the prosecution said Friday.

In calling for a 10-to-12 year sentence, Crown lawyer Allison MacPherson described Marilyn Reid as a predator who was in the “business of poisoning people.” READ

Lawyer for Canadian journalist on trial in Egypt lashes out at Harper govt

The high-profile human rights lawyer for a Canadian journalist on trial in Egypt is lashing out at what she calls Canada’s “woefully inadequate” efforts to bring him home. READ

Another N.W.T. aboriginal group sues Ottawa over resource control

Another group of northern aboriginals is taking the federal government to court in a dispute over resource development. READ

Police say two bodies found in debris of Quebec fire where children reported missing

Quebec provincial police say they’ve found two bodies at the scene of a house fire in the western Quebec community of Gracefield where two children were believed missing late Thursday. READ

OSC bans Conrad Black from holding company director, officer roles

Former media baron Conrad Black has been permanently banned from acting as a corporate director or officer of a public or private company in Ontario. READ

Canadian proposal to train Ukrainian military police on hold amid fighting

A proposal that would see a handful of Canadian military police officers train their Ukrainian counterparts is on hold because of the fighting taking place in the east of that embattled country. READ

Politicians, First Nations leaders meet on missing and murdered aboriginal women

Pressure is mounting on the federal government to take action on missing and murdered aboriginal women, with several premiers and aboriginal leaders meeting in Ottawa today to try to determine what can be done. READ

Federal anti-terror bill wll spawn spy scandals due to poor oversight: new paper

A new analysis says the Conservative government’s anti-terrorism bill will lead to spy scandals due to inadequate oversight of Canadian intelligence agencies. READ

Court of Quebec stands by decision to refuse to hear case unless hijab removed

The Court of Quebec is standing by the decision of one of its judges who refused to hear a woman’s case unless she removed her Islamic headscarf. READ

Quebec education minister Bolduc quits politics in wake of strip-search comments

Embattled Quebec Education Minister Yves Bolduc quit politics on Thursday and will return to practising medicine. READ

Family of 3 slain children fears father who killed them remains high-risk

The family of three murdered B.C. children whose father stabbed and smothered them fears he will unleash harm in the community if he is granted limited release, despite his psychiatrist’s assurances. READ

Citizenship oath to Queen stays law of land; Supreme Court won’t hear challenge

Would-be Canadians will have to keep taking an oath to the Queen after the Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday refused to hear a challenge to the citizenship requirement. READ

CRTC sets stage for humble coin-operated phone’s orderly end

A hard-wired, coin-operated outdoor telephone might seem archaic in a world of smartphones, text messaging and Skype, but Canada’s telecom regulator says payphones still fill a need. READ

Dean of diplomats sees a historic 'cool’ in Canada-U.S. relations

The elder statesman among all former Canadian ambassadors to the United States says he’s never seen the relationship between the two governments quite this cool. READ

Ottawa ignoring ways to reduce number of missing, murdered native women: study

A new study says the federal government is ignoring dozens of recommendations on how to reduce the number of missing and murdered aboriginal women. READ

Case postponed for Montreal man RCMP says it fears will commit terrorism offence

A Montreal man who the RCMP says it fears will commit a terrorism offence has made a brief court appearance. READ

MPs squabble over how best to review controversial Conservative anti-terror bill

MPs from all parties say they’re willing to devote extra hours to study the Conservative government’s controversial anti-terror bill. READ

Tim Hortons co-founder, son, sued for $5.75M for alleged sex assault on yacht

The billionaire co-founder of the Tim Hortons chain is among the targets of a lawsuit that alleges his son sexually and physically assaulted a woman on his luxury megayacht in Florida, according to her unproven statement of claim. READ

Four children die, mother saves 3 in southern Manitoba house fire

A mother was able to save three of her children, but four others died in an early-morning house fire Wednesday in a southern Manitoba rural municipality. READ

Bill to empower MPs is proof the public can sway legislation, says Chong

His zigzag journey has lasted more than a year, but Michael Chong is about to cross one critical finish line in his bid to rebalance power between MPs and party leaders. READ

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