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More lenient marijuana laws still on the table, justice minister says

VANCOUVER - The federal government is still assessing whether to allow police to ticket people caught with small amounts of marijuana instead of pursuing charges, says Justice Minister Peter MacKay....

posted: August 19,2014

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Trudeau praises Alberta's 'entrepreneurial spirit' during rally in Edmonton

EDMONTON - Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau paid tribute to what he called Alberta's "entrepreneurial spirit" as he took the stage during a rally Tuesday night in a downtown Edmonton park....

Death of aboriginal girl, 15, dumped in Red River renews calls for inquiry

WINNIPEG - The death of a 15-year-old aboriginal girl found wrapped in a bag and dumped in the Red River is prompting renewed calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women....

'Apologies are not enough;' Alberta tightens rules on use of government planes

EDMONTON - The Alberta government is tightening rules for government aircraft following a harsh report that outlined inappropriate use of the planes by former premier Alison Redford....

Premier Philippe Couillard condemns Montreal pension protest, police apathy

MONTREAL - Premier Philippe Couillard has condemned a raucous pension reform protest at Montreal city hall and the perceived inaction of local police as it quickly degenerated....

B.C. mine breach leads nuclear safety commission to seek safety checks

VANCOUVER - A toxic spill from a British Columbia mine has prompted the country's nuclear watchdog to request a series of checks at uranium facilities....

Nelson Hart's lawyer seeks stay on assault, threat charges in prison incident

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The lawyer for a Newfoundland man recently released from prison after murder charges were dropped says he has filed an application for a stay of proceedings on separate charges....

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