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Judge begins delivering final instructions to jury at Luka Rocco Magnotta trial

The judge at Luka Rocco Magnotta's first-degree murder trial is delivering his final instructions to the jurors, reminding them that whatever verdict they reach must be unanimous. READ

Household debt climbs to 162.6 per cent of disposable income: Statistics Canada

Canadian household debt hit a record high during the third quarter, as it grew at a faster pace than disposable income, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada. READ

Provincial finance ministers call on Ottawa for more infrastructure cash

Finance ministers from Canada's two biggest provinces urged Ottawa to dig deeper into its pocket for infrastructure cash as they headed into a meeting Monday with their federal counterpart. READ

Impose health regulations on prostitutes, run industry like a business: report

The Canadian Public Health Association is calling on the government to regulate the sex industry as a business with rules to protect the safety of prostitutes. READ

Dennis Oland's family devastated after he's ordered to face trial in dad's death

Dennis Oland's family said they were devastated Friday after he was ordered to stand trial on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of his father Richard, an accomplished businessman and active community member in New Brunswick. READ

Families of six murdered in Surrey, B.C., highrise speak of impact of deaths

The mother of a young man who was murdered sobbed as she described being tortured by guilt for asking her son to stay home and meet a fireplace repairman the day both men were shot dead. READ

Feds' response to Ashley Smith inquest panned as cynical, inadequate

Prisoner advocates and human rights activists expressed dismay Friday at the federal government's rejection of core recommendations from a lengthy inquest into the horrific videotaped choking death of an emotionally disturbed teenager in solitary confinement. READ

Family says inquest report into Winnipeg ER death an 'opportunity wasted'

The family of a man who died during a 34-hour wait in a Winnipeg emergency room says an inquest into his death was “an opportunity wasted” to get at the root causes of racism aboriginal people face in Canada's health-care system. READ

Swiss trial of Canadian Ebola vaccine suspended due to unexpected side-effects

Swiss researchers have temporarily halted a clinical trial of a Canadian-made Ebola vaccine after seeing an unexpected side-effect in a few people who received the serum. READ

High school teacher under investigation over Facebook comments about aboriginals

A high school teacher in Manitoba has been placed on leave and is being investigated over social media comments that one aboriginal leader called hurtful and racist. READ

Crown asks jury to find Luka Rocco Magnotta guilty in slaying of Jun Lin

The Crown is asking jurors to find Luka Rocco Magnotta guilty of first-degree murder and four other charges in the slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin. READ

Extending life of CF-18s to 2025 to cost about $400 million: independent report

A long-awaited market analysis into which fighter jet could replace the CF-18s tells the Harper government it can postpone a decision and keep flying the existing planes until 2025, but that will cost roughly $400 million. READ

Supreme Court to hear federal challenge to Omar Khadr youth status

A decision by the Supreme Court of Canada to hear the federal government's challenge of Omar Khadr's youth status stunned his lawyers on Thursday, although not much would have changed for him if the decision had gone the other way. READ

Supreme Court says police have limited right to search a suspect's cellphone

A divided Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that police can conduct a limited search of suspect's cellphone without getting a search warrant, but they must follow strict rules. READ

Lawyer who challenged Nadon appointment will appeal ruling on costs

he Toronto lawyer who led a challenge against Marc Nadon's nomination to the Supreme Court of Canada says he is appealing a Federal Court ruling that denied him the bulk of his legal costs. READ

High household debt still a key risk to Canadian economy: Bank of Canada

The Bank of Canada is once again pointing a finger at mounting household debt as one of the biggest weak spots in the country's economic armour. READ

Magnotta's lawyer asks jury to find his client not criminally responsible

Luka Rocco Magnotta's lawyer has asked jurors to find his client not criminally responsible in the slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin. READ

Saskatchewan's Perry Bellegarde wins vote for Assembly of First Nations chief

The new national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says it will no longer be business as usual when it comes to development on First Nations land. READ

Dickie Moore remembers friend and former teammate Jean Beliveau at funeral

Dickie Moore remembered longtime teammate Jean Beliveau as a “great man” on Wednesday as dignitaries, fans and former players paid respect to the late Canadiens giant. READ

Ottawa introduces bill to modernize grain sector rules to help industry grow

The federal government is continuing its overhaul of rules governing the grain sector with legislation aimed at ensuring producers get paid for their crops and to allow for the testing of grain in Eastern Canada. READ

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