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Groups file suit to protect endangered killer whales

VANCOUVER—A collection of conservation groups has teamed up to launch legal action aimed at protecting endangered southern resident killer whales.

The groups said yesterday that the federal government failed to recommend an emergency order to protect the whales under the Species at Risk Act and they want a Federal Court to review that decision.

Norman trial set to run into election

OTTAWA—The politically-charged breach of trust trial of one of the military's most senior leaders is set to run through most of the next federal election.

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman and his high-profile lawyer, Marie Henein, were allowed to schedule the seven- to eight-week criminal trial to start next August—even though a judge told them an earlier date was possible.