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Electronic spy agency broke law

OTTAWA—Canada’s electronic spy agency broke privacy laws by sharing information about Canadians with foreign partners, a federal watchdog says.

The Communications Security Establishment passed along the information—known as metadata—to counterparts in the U.S., Britain, Australia, and New Zealand, said Jean-Pierre Plouffe, who keeps an eye on the highly-secretive agency.

Percentage of Canadians planning RRSP contributions down from year ago: poll

TORONTO The percentage of Canadians who plan on contributing to their RRSP before the deadline at the end of next month is down slightly from last year, according to a poll issued by the Bank of Montreal.

However, the survey found that those who have already contributed and those who are still planning to add to their retirement savings are putting aside a little more than last year.

Shooting suspect felt he was ‘outcast’

LA LOCHE, Sask.—A 17-year-old boy accused of shooting four people to death in a remote Saskatchewan community described himself as an “outcast” at home and victim of bullying at school, say his friends.

The teen, who made his first court appearance yesterday, was known to hold his emotions inside and rarely spoke—even when hanging out with his high school buddies in La Loche.