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    Ottawa, Ontario (AP)

    A Canadian facing the death penalty for killing two Indians in Montana is taking Canada’s Conservative government to court over its decision not to object to his execution.

    Lawyers representing double-murderer Ronald Allen Smith submitted an application during late November to the Federal Court of Canada for judicial review of a government decision lin October to no longer appeal the death sentences of Canadian citizens convicted of multiple murders in democratic countries.

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s minority government has been pushing a more conservative agenda in recent months after the opposition Liberals lost an important by-election.

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