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Risks high when leaving abusive relationships

TORONTO—The case of an Ontario woman who was murdered by her husband days after she filed for divorce underscores that victims of domestic violence face even greater danger when they try to leave their abuser, experts say.

Elana Fric Shamji, 40, stayed with her abusive husband for more than a decade before serving him with divorce papers in November 2016, a court heard.

NDP climate plan to slash emissions in half

OTTAWA—NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says his party will cut Canada's emissions almost in half over the next decade as he tries to stake out a claim to the climate change agenda in the looming federal election.

The pledge is one contained in an NDP motion expected today in the House of Commons that will lay out eight broad strokes of the NDP’s climate change platform.

Beyak suspended from Senate over refusal to delete racist letters from website

OTTAWA—Lynn Beyak cast herself as a defender of free speech and a victim of political correctness moments before senators voted summarily yesterday to suspend her without pay from the Senate for refusing to delete derogatory letters about Indigenous people from her website.

Funds scrapped for problem gambling research agency

TORONTO—The Ontario government has eliminated funding to an organization that researches problem gambling, ordering it to wind down operations by the summer.

Gambling Research Exchange Ontario was told last month that its entire $2.5 million annual budget had been cut by the province.

It will have to cease operations by mid-July and 14 staff members will lose their jobs.