Justin Bourque has been sentenced to serve 75 years in prison before he will be eligible to apply for parole for the June 4 shooting rampage that killed three RCMP officers and wounded two others in Moncton.
The wives of Cst. Doug Larche, Cst. Dave Ross and Cst. Fabrice Gevaudan issued a statement Friday to say they are grateful that the court proceedings against the man who shot their husbands concluded quickly, but it "will not bring back our loved ones."
It was business as usual Friday at the prime minister's Langevin Block office, where Stephen Harper smiled and chatted with the Chinese ambassador to Canada before confirming plans for his third official visit to China next week.
Two Canadian CF-18 fighters conducted the country's first combat mission in the milky skies over Iraq, but bad weather west of Baghdad prevented them from striking any Islamic State targets, the task force commander said Friday.
Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away if they have been to certain African countries or have had contact with an Ebola patient in the last 21 days.