Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Seven Stories in the News for Today, June 13

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Seven Stories in the News for Today, June 13

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Seven stories in the news for today, June 13

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Seven stories in the news for Tuesday, June 13

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BANK OF CANADA WARNS OF CYBERATTACK GAPS

Canada's interconnected banks are vulnerable to a cascading series of cyberattacks that could undermine broad confidence in the financial system, the Bank of Canada warns. It says an initial attack could easily spread into other sectors such as energy or water systems, and urges banks to co-operate on countering the threats that are not going away any time soon.

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McLACHLIN TO STEP DOWN FROM HIGH COURT

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin is stepping down from the Supreme Court of Canada in December after 28 years on the court, including almost 18 years as chief. McLachlin, 74, is the first woman to hold the top job on the high court and is also Canada's longest-serving chief justice. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says McLachlin has been a "judicial leader and trailblazer for almost four decades."

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SENTENCING HEARING FOR TEEN CHARGED IN LA LOCHE SHOOTING

A sentencing hearing resumes today for a teen who killed four people and injured seven in a shooting in La Loche, Sask., in January 2016. The shooting happened at a home in the northern community and at the high school. The teen, who can't be named because he was just under 18 at the time, has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder.

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CROWN TO BEGIN CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN STUDENT'S MURDER TRIAL

The Crown is to begin its closing arguments today in the first-degree murder trial of William Sandeson, the Dalhousie University student accused of killing 22-year-old Taylor Samson in 2015. Defence lawyer Eugene Tan told the jury Monday that his client is not a "criminal mastermind" and that the Crown twisted evidence in the case to fit its theory that Sandeson murdered Samson during a drug deal.

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B.C. LIBERAL CABINET SWORN IN

B.C. Premier Christy Clark has appointed a new 22-member cabinet while acknowledging her Liberal minority government is likely to be short lived. …

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