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Truck driver hears from families of Humboldt Broncos crash victims; Pope Francis attempts to quell expectations on upcoming summit

Five-day sentencing hearing Jaskirat Singh Sidhu starts with family testimonies

The families of the Humboldt Broncos victims will have a chance to speak this week.
The five-day hearing will lead to the sentencing for truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu who recently pleaded guilty causing the deadly crash last April. 16 people were killed and 13 injured after his truck collided with the hockey bus.

Pope says upcoming Vatican summit not the fix to sexual abuse globally

Pope Francis says an upcoming summit on sexual abuse will not solve the problem.
The pontiff is attempting to dial back expectations on the upcoming meeting, saying abuse is a human problem and will likely continue to be an issue. The meeting between Vatican officials is part of the Catholic Church’s strategy to deal with the growing criticism over how it is dealing with sexual abuse allegations.

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New home, same problems for Federal Liberals

The feds are returning for the winter session in their new home for the next decade.
The House of Commons has been temporarily moved to the West Block, while the Centre Block undergoes ten years of renovations. But, a new venue isn’t going to make it easier for the Liberals who will need to fend off opposition criticism ahead of the election amid issues with China.

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