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By Patricia Petit Liang

13 engineers and entrepreneurs from Laval pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, corruption and fraud on Tuesday.

According to CBC News, their crimes took place between 1996 and 2010 and are part of a massive public contracts corruption scandal in Laval.

Former Mayor of Laval Gilles Vaillancourt was sentenced to 6 years in prison last December and was forced to repay $7 million that he had stashed in a Swiss bank account.


By Patricia Petit Liang

More than 200 cows were found dead in Saskatchewan on Friday.

According to CTV News, Saskatchewan chief veterinary officer Dr. Betty Althouse determined that the animals were killed by dehydration and salt toxicity.

240 other cows survived the tragedy and were moved to a different field in the pasture with safe water and plenty of shade.


By Allison O’Reilly

A key official in Canada’s National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women has resigned on Tuesday, marking the second departure from the investigation since it began.

According to Reuters, Marilyn Poitras will step down on Saturday, citing disagreement with the structure of the inquiry.

The inquiry, which launched in August of 2016, was created to investigate the causes of more than a thousand deaths of Indigenous women and girls in recent decades.