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Area artist dies in jail

THUNDER BAY, Ont.—Aboriginal leaders say indigenous artist Moses Beaver has died under what they are calling unexplained circumstances.

Beaver, a renowned Woodlands artist, is believed to have died in a jail in Thunder Bay, Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Nibinamik First Nation Chief Johnny Yellowhead said in a statement yesterday.

Liberals back Islamophobia motion

OTTAWA—Canadians will never be able to tackle hatred and discrimination against Muslims without naming the problem for what it is, says Liberal MP Iqra Khalid.

“Words have impact,” the Mississauga MP said yesterday in the House of Commons as she opened the debate over her non-binding motion to condemn Islamophobia and all other forms of racism and religious discrimination.

Goodale to raise border 'tensions' with counterpart

OTTAWA—Public Safety minister Ralph Goodale said he'll soon talk face-to-face with his U.S. counterpart about the difficulties some Canadians are experiencing at the border.

Goodale said Tuesday he will have a chance in coming weeks—no date has been set—to discuss any border “issues or tensions” with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.