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Witnesses heard from Montreal, Vancouver and Europe as Crown winds down Magnotta case

The Crown’s last in-person witness testified at Luka Rocco Magnotta’s murder trial on Monday as the high-profile criminal proceedings entered their fifth week. READ

Justin Bourque targeted Mounties because of “the badge they carried,” says Crown

Justin Bourque was frustrated with his job and wanted to do harm to the oil industry but chose instead to target police officers because of the badge they wore when he killed three Mounties and wounded two others in Moncton, N.B., a sentencing hearing heard Monday. READ

Bill extends CSIS source protection, extends judicial warrant powers

Long-awaited anti-terror legislation introduced today by the Conservatives would strengthen protection of intelligence sources, but it stops short of shielding an identity crucial to proving someone’s innocence. READ

Mourners pay respects in Hamilton to young soldier gunned down in Ottawa

Some brought flowers, others dropped off cards and many wiped tears from their eyes as a steady stream of mourners took a moment on Monday to pay their respects to the young soldier gunned down at the National War Memorial in Ottawa last week. READ

Hope to release Zehaf Bibeau video to the public ’someday’: RCMP commissioner

The country’s top Mountie says it’s his hope to “someday” release to the public a video left behind by the gunman in last week’s attack on the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill. READ

Magnotta murder trial hears from European witnesses

People who crossed paths with Luka Rocco Magnotta in France and Germany while he was the subject of an international manhunt were heard from Friday at his first-degree murder trial. READ

Powder-filled envelope sends employee at Cdn consulate in Turkey to hospital

Canada’s consulate in Istanbul was closed Friday after an employee opened a package filled with yellow powder. READ

Ottawa gunman launched attack with slow-loading, John Wayne-style rifle: experts

Firearms experts say the Ottawa gunman’s choice of a slow-loading, old-time hunting rifle suggests his rampage was either a poorly concocted plan or designed as a one-way trip from the start. READ

Slain soldier riding Highway of Heroes on last trip to Hamilton hometown

Strains of “O Canada” mingled with traffic noise as thousands of people paid their respects to a soldier gunned down at the National War Memorial this week as he made his final journey back to his hometown of Hamilton on Friday. READ

Judge places publication ban on murder conviction assessment in Nova Scotia case

A judge granted a publication ban Thursday on a preliminary assessment of the case of a Nova Scotia man whose murder conviction may have been the result of a miscarriage of justice. READ

Man arrested in downtown Halifax after driver finds firearm on bus

Police arrested a man in Halifax and recovered a firearm on a nearby public transit bus Thursday after receiving a report of someone carrying what appeared to be a rifle wrapped in fabric in the city’s downtown. READ

Lawyers argue Ottawa has no right to strip certain people of citizenship

Constitutional lawyers are in Federal Court today, challenging a law that allows the government to strip a Canadian-born person of their citizenship. READ

Top court refuses to hear appeal from Calgary psychiatrist convicted of sex assault

The Supreme Court of Canada has shut the door on a psychiatrist’s request to appeal three convictions for sexually assaulting his court-appointed patients. READ

Defence lawyer wants autopsies on Winnipeg storage-locker babies monitored

A woman accused of concealing the bodies of six babies in a storage locker has made her first appearance in court where her lawyer asked that the autopsies by monitored. READ

Magnotta jury watches original images used to create so-called murder video

Jurors at Luka Rocco Magnotta’s murder trial saw video clips on Thursday that show the accused holding an oscillating saw as he stands over a man who is sleeping. READ

House of Commons gets underway in wake of stunning Parliament Hill attack

Canada’s seat of government put on a back-slapping display of fortitude and common purpose Thursday as MPs convened in the shadow of a brazen, deadly attack. READ

Canada will change in wake of shooting: former MP

A former Central Alberta Conservative MP said the country will change in the wake of the shooting on Parliament Hill on Wednesday. READ

Canadian soldier killed in shooting in Ottawa

A gunman turned the nation’s capital into an armed camp Wednesday after he fatally shot an honour guard at “point blank” range at the National War Memorial before setting his sights on Parliament Hill. READ

Winnipeg police make an arrest in discovery of dead infants in storage unit

Police have charged a woman who was renting a storage locker where the remains of six babies were found, but they say it could be months before they know who the infants were or how they died. READ

B.C. mom says No to sexy Halloween costumes for four-year-old girls

Halloween costumes for preschool girls that depict police officers and firefighters in sexualized skin-tight uniforms have a Victoria mom fuming at thrift store Value Village. READ

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