Former politician Bill Blaikie dies after battle with kidney cancer

Bill Blaikie, MP for Transcona, is photographed in his Winnipeg constituency office Thursday, March 15, 2007 with books that contain every parliamentary debate since he started in federal politics twenty eight years ago. Blaikie, the longest running MP at 28 years, announced today that he will not be seeking re-election in the next federal elections. (CP PHOTO/John Woods) CANADA Bill Blaikie, MP for Transcona, is photographed in his Winnipeg constituency office Thursday, March 15, 2007 with books that contain every parliamentary debate since he started in federal politics twenty eight years ago. Blaikie, the longest running MP at 28 years, announced today that he will not be seeking re-election in the next federal elections. (CP PHOTO/John Woods) CANADA

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Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin acquitted on 1988 sexual assault charge

A Quebec civilian judge has acquitted Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin of sexual assault over an allegation that dates back to 1988. Judge Richard Meredith said he believes the complainant was sexually assaulted, but said the Crown did not establish beyond a reasonable doubt that it was Fortin who had assaulted her.