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Justin Trudeau names Ontario lawyer, PEI Mi'kmaq chief to Senate

Justin Trudeau names Ontario lawyer, PEI Mi'kmaq chief to Senate

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Ontario lawyer Josee Forest-Niesing and Mi'kmaq leader Brian Francis from Prince Edward Island as the newest members of the Senate.
StatCan to get cannabis sales data to measure economic impacts, black market

StatCan to get cannabis sales data to measure economic impacts, black market

OTTAWA — About two-thirds of casual cannabis users say they didn't spend a dime on the drug in the past three months, Statistics Canada reported Thursday as it provided the most detailed picture to date about Canadians spending habits ahead of legali
Doctors to prescribe visits to Montreal art museum in pioneering project

Doctors to prescribe visits to Montreal art museum in pioneering project

MONTREAL — Doctors in Montreal will soon be writing prescriptions that send patients to the art gallery instead of the pharmacy under a partnership with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Stronach lawsuit lays bare family dispute over control of family firm

Stronach lawsuit lays bare family dispute over control of family firm

TORONTO — A lawsuit by business magnate Frank Stronach seeking $520 million in compensation and damages against his daughter, two grandchildren and others has laid bare a two-year old dispute about control and direction of the family firm.
Man gets extra three years for strangling wife, burying body in basement

Man gets extra three years for strangling wife, burying body in basement

CALGARY — A man who strangled his wife and concealed her body in the family home after enduring what he described as years of domestic abuse has been given an additional three years in prison.

Halifax archbishop seeks 'Year of Atonement' in bid for unity amid scandal

Halifax's outspoken Roman Catholic archbishop is calling for a "Year of Atonement," in a bid to unify a church divided over its response to a long-running series of sexual abuse scandals.
How to buy recreational pot online in Ontario once pot is legalized on Oct. 17

How to buy recreational pot online in Ontario once pot is legalized on Oct. 17

TORONTO — When recreational cannabis is legalized on Oct. 17, the only legal retailer in Ontario will be the government-run Ontario Cannabis Store through its online website OCS.ca. The site will be up and running at 12:01 a.m.
Defence opens case at British sailor's sexual assault trial in Halifax

Defence opens case at British sailor's sexual assault trial in Halifax

HALIFAX — A British marine has testified that a woman who alleges she was gang raped by at least three sailors made a sexual comment when he knocked on the door of a noisy barracks room at a Halifax-area military base. Cpl.
Outgoing Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson reflects on 10 years in office

Outgoing Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson reflects on 10 years in office

VANCOUVER — After 10 years leading British Columbia's largest city, Gregor Robertson is preparing to step away from the helm.
Mother charged in death of son swept away in swollen Ontario river

Mother charged in death of son swept away in swollen Ontario river

The mother of a toddler swept into a raging river during flash flooding in Ontario earlier this year has been charged in her son's death, police said Thursday.