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Bail system needs fix: note

OTTAWA—Canada lacks a full picture of the issues related to bail, says a recent note drafted to brief Justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould on the state of the criminal justice system.

The document, obtained by The Canadian Press, suggested half of those in provincial jails are on remand and have not been convicted of anything.

The bail question troubles many people.

‘Teen’ likely 29 years old

TORONTO—A South Sudanese student accused of passing himself off as a teenager so he could attend high school on a basketball scholarship likely will face a hearing on whether he should be kicked out of Canada, immigration officials said yesterday.

For the time being, however, Jonathan Nicola will remain behind bars after an immigration official ruled he cannot be trusted.

Trump thrilled with exodus-to-Canada talk

WASHINGTON—Donald Trump has a message for some of the celebrities musing about leaving for Canada if he’s elected president: don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

The billionaire candidate expressed delight today when asked about the phenomenon of famous Americans talking about becoming political exiles if he’s elected.

He said he’d be glad to make it a reality.

Three storm names retired

MIAMI—The organization that names tropical storms and hurricanes says it will retire the names Erika, Joaquin, and Patricia following the 2015 season.

The World Meteorological Organization announced yesterday that Elsa and Julian will be used for future storms in the Atlantic while Pamela will be used in the eastern North Pacific.