Opposition screams ‘Cover-up’ as Liberals shut down committee hearing on SNC-Lavelin affair

Opposition MPs hurled angry claims of a "coverup" today after Liberals used their majority to shut down an emergency meeting of the committee probing the SNC-Lavalin affair. The meeting was requested by Conservative and NDP members to press the Liberals to recall Jody Wilson-Raybould to testify again, even though the Liberals already had defeated a similar motion. (CBC)
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    The 32-year-old man murdered in the parking lot of a Mississauga gym was targeted in a gangland-style assassination, according to published reports. Police sources say the man was a full-patch Hells Angel. (Toronto Sun)

    Edmonton police lay charges in bank robberies involving explosives

    A man accused of detonating explosives in a pair of brazen, violent attacks on armoured car guards last year may have been in the process of planning his next robbery, Edmonton police said Tuesday, announcing charges in the cases. (Edmonton Journal)

    Hollywood actresses caught in college admissions scam

    “Operation Varsity Blues,” what U.S. Attorney of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling declared Tuesday is “the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice,” has resulted in the indictments of 50 people nationwide. (Boston Herald)
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  • Former priest accused of molesting dozens of boys found murdered in Nevada

    John Capparelli had a quiet life going in Henderson, Nevada, a bedroom community south of Las Vegas. The 70-year-old — bald, his former wrestler’s frame rounded out and stooped – lived on a street of identical houses topped with terra-cotta roofs and fronted by gravel yards, occasionally chatting with neighbours as he walked his black lab. He had put 4,000 kilometres between himself and the allegations that shadowed his name in New Jersey. (National Post)

    Ex-Montreal Homicide Detective says police never had to spy on journalists

    André Bouchard, a former high-ranking Montreal police officer, says that in his day, officers never would have dreamed of spying on journalists. "We didn't even have to do that. If we had a real problem back in those days, we'd actually go see the journalist," Bouchard told CBC Montreal's new podcast Montreapolis in a wide-ranging interview, as he reflected on his long career. (CBC)

    ‘Sharks are circling’: On the streets with Edmonton’s human trafficking unit

    She’s wearing track pants and a bedazzled pink hoodie on a fall afternoon. She looks young. When she walks, she staggers slightly, twirling her blond hair and at times, pulling at the long strands and sticking them in the corner of her mouth, sucking on them. (Edmonton Journal)

    Body stuffed in duffel bag identified as 9-year-old L.A. girl, two detained

    Two people have been detained in connection with the death of a young girl whose body was found in a duffel bag near a Los Angeles-area trail. Police confirmed the girl's identity as 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones of Los Angeles County on Sunday night and said two persons of interest had been detained for questioning. (ABC News)

    Woman hired Sicilian mafia hitmen to kill ex-lover

    A 64-year-old woman allegedly hired four Sicilian mafia henchmen to murder her ex-lover who had stolen her jewels, according to police. The killers, all Sicilians, carried out their order by walling the man in cement while he was still alive. (The Guardian)

    Chilliwack shooting leaves one dead

    Chilliwack RCMP were called to the 45700-block of Alexander Avenue on Sunday around 6:30 a.m. for the report of a man suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Staff Sgt. Stephen Vroly. The victim, a man in his 30s, died at the scene. (Vancouver Sun)