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Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Rowland/SNPA via AP

Effort to rescue Canada-EU deal fails

About two months ago, when the ink had dried on the 1,600 pages of the Canada-EU free trade deal, two politicians decided another document — a mere five pages — would be necessary to tie up any loose ends.

Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould DARREN BROWN / OTTAWA CITIZEN

Bill to give judges leeway on surcharges

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould put forward a new bill Friday that is poised to reverse some elements of one of the previous Conservative government’s tough-on-crime laws that some judges have openly refused to impose on offenders and has been repeatedly criticized as unconstitutional.

Dale Richard Aymont has been convicted of human trafficking offences. (FILE PHOTO)

Five years for taking woman's 'soul'

A Winnipeg man who admitted to hooking a woman on methamphetamine and then selling her for sex to support his own drug habit has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Calgary Courts Centre

Mother convicted of assaulting her son

Inflicting severe injuries on her toddler son — including a broke jaw and fractured rib — landed an Airdrie woman a two-year prison term Friday.Justice Jo'Anne Strekaf agreed with a joint submission from defence counsel Shamsher Kothari and Crown prosecutor Ron Simenik for the minimum federal penitentiary term.

Paul Godfrey, Postmedia president and chief executive officer in seen in a file photo. (Veronica Henri/Postmedia Network File Photo)

Postmedia reports $99.4M quarterly loss

Postmedia Network Canada Corp., Canada’s largest newspaper company and the owner of the Sun, says it intends to reduce staffing costs by 20% after it reported steep declines in revenue and print advertising in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Edmonton Law Courts

Red Deer man lures, has sex with 15-year-old girl

A Red Deer man admitted in court Monday to luring a 15-year-old Edmonton girl with fetal alcohol syndrome that he met on the Internet and repeatedly having sex with her.Gordon Lyle Gill, 25, pleaded guilty in Court of Queen's Bench to charges of sexual interference and Internet luring.

Opposition leader Rona Ambrose pauses as she makes a brief statement following the death of former Conservative MP and Alberta Premier Jim Prentice Friday, October 14, 2016, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Prentice was killed after a plane he was travelling on crashed in B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ambrose's emotional Prentice address

OTTAWA — Former federal cabinet minister and Alberta premier Jim Prentice was remembered in Ottawa on Monday, days after he and three others died in a plane crash.