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Commander charged with sex-related offences against cadets

The commander of one of the country’s most famous infantry battalions faces serious, sex-related charges, less than a week after the country’s new defence chief pledged to eradicate sexual misconduct in the military. READ

Comedian John Oliver pokes fun at Ottawa amid fallout from Ashley Madison hack

Comedian John Oliver is taking the residents of Canada’s capital to task for their alleged extra-marital affairs. READ

Missing helicopter pilot found 'alive and well’ on ice floe: military

A Russian helicopter pilot survived a crash of his small helicopter into frigid Arctic waters by scrambling into a life-raft and then spending over 30 hours awaiting rescue on an ice floe, military officials said Monday. READ

Two bodies recovered near where two Canadians went missing in New Zealand

New Zealand Police say two bodies have now been recovered in the area where Canadian tourists Etienne Lemieux and Louis-Vincent Lessard went missing earlier this month. READ

Canadian math whiz wins math Olympiad for high school students

The name Alex Song is spoken in reverential tones in Canadian mathematical circles. READ

Public service labour board taken offline after breach discovered last week

Hackers have broken into the network of the tribunal that adjudicates disputes between public servants and the federal government. READ

File breach at electronic spy agency prompts mandatory privacy training

Canada’s electronic spy agency introduced mandatory privacy awareness training for all employees in March following an internal breach involving personal information. READ

Lawyer challenges PM to seek top court’s advice on refusal to appoint senators

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is being challenged to ask the Supreme Court of Canada whether his moratorium on Senate appointments is constitutional. READ

Liberals who helped defeat Eve Adams say her loss will help Justin Trudeau

Liberals who helped defeat Eve Adams in her bid to run as the party’s candidate in a Toronto riding say they’ve done Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau a favour. READ

Boston cancels Olympic bid as Toronto considers making its pitch

As Toronto considers whether to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, the only other North American city to openly express interest has withdrawn from the race. READ

Groups ask to appeal ruling in favour of ban on voter information cards as ID

Groups opposed to the government’s new voter law are hoping to put their case to a higher court after having their challenge rejected. READ

Justice minister announces millions to implement new victims bill of rights

The federal goverment has announced $54 million in funding to support the implementation of the new Canadian Victims Bill of Rights. READ

Former officer who lied to inquiry gets two years jail and a year probation

The lies a former Mountie told a public inquiry damaged the reputation of the RCMP and undermined confidence in the once-trusted institution, a B.C. Supreme Court judge said Friday. READ

RCMP underscores threat to passenger aircraft from 'extremist insiders’

The sensational case of a Kansas airport worker who planned to blow up a plane could hold important lessons for Canadian security personnel trying to detect a brewing terrorist plot, an RCMP intelligence report warns. READ

U.S. Congress members express concern over timing of Canadian oxycodone rules

Some members of the U.S. Congress are concerned Canada is taking too long to force all oxycodone producers to make tamper-resistant forms of the drug. READ

NDP urges parents who don’t need child care cheques to donate them to party

The federal NDP is encouraging parents who don’t need the newly enhanced universal child care benefit to donate the money to the party. READ

Harper announces moratorium on Senate appointments

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced a moratorium on Senate appointments. READ

Winnipeg man accused of mailing bomb that injured lawyer faces new charges

A Winnipeg man charged earlier this month after a letter bomb severely injured a lawyer is now accused of trying to kill a total of three people with explosive devices. READ

Pair charged in Halifax mall plot to go to trial as preliminary hearing wraps

Two young people accused of plotting to shoot shoppers at a Halifax mall have been committed to stand trial on several charges, including conspiracy to commit murder. READ

High court sides with Bombardier in discrimination case involving U.S. officials

The Supreme Court of Canada has rejected an appeal from a Canadian pilot who claimed he was discriminated against by Bombardier Inc., based on his race. READ

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