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(Canada-Guantanamo-Apology) (Audio: 51)

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has started an online petition, calling the 10.5-million-dollar settlement Ottawa has reached with Omar Khadr "offensive to many Canadians.''

The petition, which is aimed at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, states that Canadians should not be forced to pay millions of dollars to a killer.

The former Guantanamo Bay prisoner, who will also get a formal apology from the federal government, had sued for 20-million-dollars, claiming Ottawa breached his rights after he was captured as a boy soldier in Afghanistan. (12)

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(Military-Ceremony-Incident)

The military is confirming five men caught on video interrupting a spiritual event honouring the suffering of Indigenous Peoples in Halifax are all Canadian Armed Forces members.

The Canada Day video shows five men wearing black and yellow shirts interacting with spectators.

Army and Navy commanders have released a joint statement saying the chain of command takes action when it learns a member's conduct is not in keeping with military code. (12)

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(RCMP-Labour-Trial)

A prosecutor has told the R-C-M-P's Labour Code trial that some of the deaths and injuries in a shooting rampage in Moncton could have been avoided if the force provided Mounties with the right equipment and training.

In his closing arguments, Paul Adams told Moncton provincial court the officers who responded on June 4th, 2014, were outgunned and at a tactical disadvantage.

The R-C-M-P is accused of failing to provide the appropriate equipment and training in an active-shooter event. (12)

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(US-Flint-Airport-Stabbing) (Audio: 63)

The airport police officer stabbed in the neck in an attack last month in Flint, Michigan is speaking publicly for the first time. …

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