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Brandon Maurice, shooting victim from 2015

Inquest of Outaouais youth shot by police

Quebec’s chief coroner has ordered an inquest into the death of a teen who was shot and killed by a provincial police officer in 2015 after a chase in Messines near Maniwaki.The order by Chief Coroner Catherine Rudel-Tessier was announced Friday.Brandon Maurice, 17, was shot on Nov. 16, 2015 after a pursuit involving a Sûreté du Québec officer.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland talks to reporters outside the House of Commons on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Thursday, May 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Feds to review Boeing military bids

The federal government says it’s reviewing Boeing’s efforts to win Canadian military contracts after the U.S. government formally launched investigations into the aircraft giant’s allegations that Bombardier received subsidies allowing it to sell its CSeries planes at below-market prices.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Toronto headquarters (Aaron Lynett / National Post)

CBC reassigns 'The National' editor over tweets

The managing editor of CBC’s The National was reassigned Wednesday for what the public broadcaster called “an inappropriate, insensitive and frankly unacceptable tweet” he made as part of a controversial debate over cultural appropriation.

Hassan Diab, a Lebanese-born Canadian citizen, was arrested eight years ago in Ottawa on murder charges from a 1980 bombing outside a Paris synagogue. TONY CALDWELL / POSTMEDIA

Diab supporters rally in front of PM's office

Family, friends, and supporters of former Ottawa academic Hassan Diab gathered in front of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office on Wednesday, and their message was loud and clear: bring Diab home from France.

La Loche, Sask. shooting victim Dayne Fontaine is shown in a handout photo from a Facebook page. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook

Victim begged teen shooter to stop

One of the victims of a shooting at a high school and a home in northern Saskatchewan told the teenage gunman that he didn’t want to die while another victim managed to call 911 before he was killed.

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Judges fear sex assault 'special interest groups'

The Canadian Judicial Council is pushing back against the idea of having sexual assault survivors and support organizations help develop training for aspiring and sitting judges, fearing it could interfere with the independence of those on the bench.

Auditor General of Canada Michael Ferguson holds a press conference at the National Press Theatre regarding the 2016 Fall Reports in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

AG turns up heat on Liberals' climate plan

The auditor general says it couldn’t get the information it needed from Ottawa to determine whether the government is meeting its commitments to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies.

An RCMP cruiser drives past a stop sign on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Report blasts RCMP harassment

Bullying and harassment remain serious problems within the RCMP and only major changes to the way the police force is run will make a difference, says a national watchdog.