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Demand for legalized cannabis draws lineups, heavy web traffic across Canada

Demand for legalized cannabis draws lineups, heavy web traffic across Canada

TORONTO — Cannabis was "flying off the shelves" in retail outlets and online stores across the country as Canadians looked to make their first-ever legal purchase of recreational pot and participate in the historic cultural moment.
Parole denied for convicted killer-rapist Paul Bernardo after 25 years in prison

Parole denied for convicted killer-rapist Paul Bernardo after 25 years in prison

BATH, Ont. — Serial rapist and killer Paul Bernardo pleaded unsuccessfully for a second chance on Wednesday, arguing low self-esteem drove him to commit the sexually twisted crimes he now rues and that he no longer poses any threat to the public.
Still more to do as Canada shifts to legal cannabis, Liberals say

Still more to do as Canada shifts to legal cannabis, Liberals say

OTTAWA — Canada's shift to a legal cannabis regime is just the first of what the government says are several steps to come, from regulating edibles to training more drug cops.

Some Toronto and B.C. dispensaries remain open on pot legalization day

TORONTO — As tens of thousand of Ontarians purchased cannabis through a government website on Wednesday, some users in Toronto preferred getting their pot from unlicensed dispensaries that remained open despite the threat of criminal prosecution.
The Latest: Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada

The Latest: Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada

The latest on the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada (all times Eastern.) 4:45 p.m. Ontario has passed its cannabis legislation, firmly establishing the right to smoke marijuana in public in the province.
Hundreds queue in Quebec to be among first buyers of legal cannabis

Hundreds queue in Quebec to be among first buyers of legal cannabis

MONTREAL — Marijuana smoke wafted through the heart of Montreal's downtown shopping district Wednesday as hundreds of people lined up to purchase legal cannabis for the first time at Quebec's state-run shops.

Manitoba backbencher who made inappropriate comments not seeking re-election

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba government backbencher who made inappropriate comments to a female staff member says he is going on medical leave and will not seek re-election.
N.S. student starts national campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault

N.S. student starts national campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia student trying to raise awareness about sexual assault-related issues is hoping university students across Canada will don teal ribbons on Thursday.
Liberal government faces pressure to wipe criminal records rather than suspend

Liberal government faces pressure to wipe criminal records rather than suspend

Ottawa wants to make it free and fast for Canadians to obtain criminal pardons for simple pot possession, but Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale made it clear Wednesday the government does not support the push for conviction records to be destroyed
Rival N.B. leaders hold rare meeting, can't even agree on whether it was cordial

Rival N.B. leaders hold rare meeting, can't even agree on whether it was cordial

FREDERICTON — The two men battling to be New Brunswick premier held a rare meeting Wednesday, but Tory Leader Blaine Higgs says it did nothing to convince him to offer any support to a Liberal government.