WATERLOO, Ont. - As the three main political parties continue courting votes from middle-class families, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau surrounded himself with children Monday and promised help for parents who need more child care before and after regular school hours.

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - A teenage boy who died after gunfire erupted outside an apartment complex west of Toronto over the weekend was a caring and responsible sibling who loved playing video games, a family friend said Monday as she tried to raise money for his burial.

OTTAWA - Military police have laid sexual-assault charges against two senior members of the Canadian Armed Forces, including a lieutenant-colonel working as a reservist with the Canadian Armed Forces' recruiting group in Ontario.

OTTAWA - The party leaders' scheduled public appearances on Monday, Sept. 16. All times are local. Will be updated as details are released.

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OTTAWA - What police were calling an "ambush-style" shooting in the Toronto area that left one teenager dead and five other people injured saw federal party leaders swiftly move to offer condolences Sunday but little in the way of new ideas to address gun violence in Canada's cities.

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OTTAWA - A list of candidates forced to step down, or resigned since the start of the campaign on Sept. 11, which doesn't include, for instance, the Liberal decision to oust candidate Hassan Guillet (Saint Leonard—Saint-Michel) in late August over alleged anti-Semitic social-media posts.

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OTTAWA - An absent Justin Trudeau was the primary target for opposition leaders Thursday during the first debate of the federal election campaign but his rivals managed to bloody one another as well.

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MONTREAL - Armed with a court judgment that potentially expands access to medical aid in dying across the country, one of the Quebecers who led the legal fight described it Thursday as a win for those struggling with incurable, debilitating diseases.