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Border agency audit finds rail security gaps

OTTAWA—An internal audit has uncovered numerous gaps in the federal border agency’s efforts to prevent dangerous cargo and people from entering Canada aboard freight trains.

The Canada Border Services Agency review found inadequate managerial oversight, a lack of timely information on which to base decisions, and shoddy targeting of incoming rail shipments for scrutiny.

Feds introduce long-awaited law on assisted death

OTTAWA—The federal government has introduced a long-awaited and controversial new law spelling out the conditions in which seriously-ill or dying Canadians may seek medical help to end their lives.

The legislation says there should be a choice of medically-assisted death “for adults who are suffering intolerably and for whom death is reasonably foreseeable.”

Brassard resigns as chef de mission

TORONTO—Freestyle skiing champ Jean-Luc Brassard, who earlier this year criticized the Canadian Olympic Committee’s handling of alleged sexual harassment by former president Marcel Aubut, has stepped down as Canada’s chef de mission for the Summer Games in Rio.

Back in February, Brassard told Radio-Canada he would considering resigning over the Aubut scandal.