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Coerced sterilization called 'crisis' by chief

OTTAWA—Ongoing concerns about coerced sterilization of indigenous women is nothing short of a “crisis” that warrants a public inquiry, a prominent Alberta First Nations' leader says.

In an interview, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam said concerns were brought directly to his attention by a member of his community north of Fort McMurray.

Support grows for splitting justice duties

OTTAWA—Federal Justice minister David Lametti publicly is musing about whether Canada should consider separating the offices of its attorney general and its minister of justice in the wake of the SNC-Lavalin controversy—an idea that has backing from others who know the job intimately.

The woman at the centre of the political storm herself has called for this separation to be studied.

Trudeau mulling MP's future in party

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reconsidering Jody Wilson-Raybould's future in the Liberal party after his former attorney general accused him, his senior staff, and the country's top civil servant of putting her under relentless pressure to interfere in the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin and refused to say whether she still believes in his leadership.