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Former child refugee Abdoul Abdi trying to skirt immigration process: lawyer

Former child refugee Abdoul Abdi trying to skirt immigration process: lawyer

HALIFAX — A federal lawyer says a man who was a child refugee from Somalia when he first arrived in Nova Scotia is trying to get Canadian citizenship through the back door despite a violent crime conviction and his possible deportation.
Singh disappointed by NDP collapse in Quebec byelection, vows more effort

Singh disappointed by NDP collapse in Quebec byelection, vows more effort

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he's reviewing his tour schedule and his party's policies in the wake of a federal byelection Monday in Quebec, in which the New Democrats' vote collapsed.
Montreal's suspended police chief renounces job, will stay with force

Montreal's suspended police chief renounces job, will stay with force

MONTREAL — Suspended Montreal police chief Philippe Pichet, whose tenure was marred by scandals inside the force, will not return as head of the organization but will remain with the department in a new role, Mayor Valerie Plante said Tuesday.
Three hockey players burned by campfire making progress in Alberta hospital

Three hockey players burned by campfire making progress in Alberta hospital

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The general manager of a Western Hockey League team in Alberta says a player who has been in an induced coma since he was seriously burned by a campfire is making progress.

Feds take aim at terrorist use of cryptocurrencies, prepaid cards

OTTAWA — The federal government is proposing measures that take aim at shadowy payments made by terrorists and money launderers using virtual currencies and prepaid credit cards.

Lawyer challenges female military officer's story in sex-assault case

HALIFAX — A defence lawyer suggested Tuesday that a female military officer who says she was sexually assaulted initially reported just enough to superiors to cover the fact she slept with a subordinate.
FSIN outraged by government, police handling of protest camp outside legislature

FSIN outraged by government, police handling of protest camp outside legislature

REGINA — The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says it is outraged by how the Saskatchewan government and police handled protests outside the provincial legislature.
National sports organizations have to report allegations of abuse immediately

National sports organizations have to report allegations of abuse immediately

OTTAWA — Sports Minister Kirsty Duncan says national sporting organizations will lose their federal funding if they don't immediately disclose to her office any allegations of abuse or harassment that occur within their ranks.
Manitoba judge upholds former law that banned switching political parties

Manitoba judge upholds former law that banned switching political parties

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba law that forbade members of the legislature from switching party caucuses — an action commonly called floor-crossing — did not violate the Charter of Rights, a Court of Queen's Bench judge ruled Tuesday.
Man charged in subway homicide case appears in Toronto court

Man charged in subway homicide case appears in Toronto court

TORONTO — A man accused of pushing a senior citizen in front of a train at a busy Toronto subway station did not have any interaction with the victim before allegedly shoving him to his death, police said Tuesday after the 57-year-old appeared briefl