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Canada's health ministers set to discuss progress on legalizing marijuana

Canada's health ministers set to discuss progress on legalizing marijuana

EDMONTON — It's cannabis day today at the meeting of federal, provincial and territorial health ministers in Edmonton. Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is to deliver an update on progress to have marijuana legalized as of July 1.
Owner of medical marijuana dispensaries challenges constitutionality of law

Owner of medical marijuana dispensaries challenges constitutionality of law

TORONTO — The law under which the owner of two medical marijuana dispensaries was charged last year was unconstitutional because a valid program making medicinal pot readily available did not exist at the time, an Ontario court heard on Thursday.

QuickList: September inflation rates for Canadian provinces, territories

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 1.6 per cent in September, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces and territories (previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador: 1.4 per cent (1.

Police officer hit by car and stabbed during Edmonton attack is back on job

EDMONTON — The Edmonton police officer who was run down and then stabbed during an attack that also injured four other people on Sept. 30 is back on the job. Const.
Accused killer breaks self-imposed silence, has questions for victim's sister

Accused killer breaks self-imposed silence, has questions for victim's sister

OTTAWA — The man accused of killing three women in a revenge-fuelled rampage in the Ottawa Valley two years ago made an unexpected move Thursday during his first-degree murder trial: he actually took part.

QuickList: September inflation rate for selected Canadian cities

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 1.6 per cent in September, Statistics Canada says.
PM briefs premiers on NAFTA developments, as more ministers bound for U.S.

PM briefs premiers on NAFTA developments, as more ministers bound for U.S.

OTTAWA — As negotiations to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement falter, the Trudeau government is expecting premiers and federal cabinet ministers to fan out across the United States to push the merits of the trilateral trade pact.
Trudeau says it's not up to federal government to challenge Quebec veil-ban law

Trudeau says it's not up to federal government to challenge Quebec veil-ban law

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau offered relatively mild criticism on Thursday of a new Quebec law that bans people from providing or receiving public services with their faces covered and asserted that it's not up to the federal government to challenge its c
Former senator, Pierre Trudeau confidant Michael Pitfield, dead at 80

Former senator, Pierre Trudeau confidant Michael Pitfield, dead at 80

OTTAWA — Michael Pitfield, a former Senator and clerk of the Privy Council, has died at the age of 80.

Celebrated Yukon First Nations leader Mike Smith has died

WHITEHORSE — First Nations leader, Yukon lawyer and residential school survivor Mike Smith died Wednesday in Whitehorse. His family released a statement Thursday saying that Smith wanted his condition and last days to remain confidential.