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PM Trudeau announces new SCOC justices selection process

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the Liberal government will change the manner in which a Supreme Court justice is selected.

As part of the new process, Trudeau says former prime minister Kim Campbell will chair a new “independent and non-partisan advisory board” to recommend candidates for the high court.

Toronto cop granted bail

TORONTO—A Toronto police officer sentenced to six years for gunning down a troubled teen on an empty streetcar three years ago has been granted bail while he appeals the conviction.

The appeal judge, Justice Eileen Gillese, said in her decision that Cst. James Forcillo poses no risk to the public “as there is no risk that he would commit further offences.”

Cap-and-trade cost being hidden in bills

TORONTO—Ontario consumers won’t see a separate line item on their natural gas bills showing the cost of the Liberal government’s cap-and-trade plan to fight climate change.

The Ontario Energy Board has decided charges related to the cost of the program, which is aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, will be included in the “delivery” line charge on natural gas bills.