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Ex-senator Michael Pitfield dies at 80
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:23:19 -0400
Michael Pitfield attends a news conference in Ottawa, Ont. in 1982. Michael Pitfield, a former Senator and clerk of the Privy Council, has died at the age of 80. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the death late Thursday, saying Pitfield was a

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

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Top judge calls for fair access to justice
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:55:14 -0400
Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, speaks with members of the audience the second annual Francis Forbes law lecture at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Canada's top judge says access to justice for poor and marginalized citizens is the biggest challenge to the legal system. Nothing is more precious than a person's liberty, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin told a public lecture at Memorial University in St John's, N.L., on Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly

Canada's top judge calls for fair access to justice for all

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Medical pot dispensaries owner challenges law
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:36:58 -0400
Marek (Mark) Stupak, who ran medical marijuana dispensaries in Toronto, is seen outside court on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Stupak is challenging the constitutionality of a law under which he was charged last year with possession for the purposes of trafficking. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

Medical marijuana dispensaries owner challenges constitutionality of possession law

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Screeners go easier on prescription pot
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:52:02 -0400
Airport screeners relaxing handling of passengers with medical marijuana

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Trudeau leads the way as Canada courts Amazon
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:01:35 -0400
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto International Leadership Reunion at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum on October 18, 2017. As Canadian cities compete with each other -- and dozens of jurisdictions south of the border -- for Amazon's new $50-billion headquarters, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pitched Canada to the company's founder. In a letter addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Trudeau makes a general case why any prospective Canadian suitors could prove attractive as the retail behemoth's next corporate home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leads the way as Canada courts Amazon

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PM briefs premiers on NAFTA developments
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:51:52 -0400
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes his entrance before delivering remarks at the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto International Leadership Reunion at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

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

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Not up to Ottawa to challenge Bill 62: Trudeau
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:47:19 -0400
It's not Ottawa's role to challenge a new Quebec law that forbids people from receiving government services with their faces covered, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday during a visit to the province. Prime Minister Trudeau attends the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto International Leadership Reunion at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

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

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Bodies removed from B.C. arena after ammonia leak
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:32:36 -0400
Director of Fire and Emergency Services Ted Ruiter addresses media during a news conference in Fernie, B.C., on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Ruiter said that the bodies of three men have been removed from an ice arena after a deadly ammonia leak on Tuesday set off a local state of emergency in Fernie. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel

Fernie residents shaken by deaths following gas leak at local arena

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Health ministers want to work together to fight opioids
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:27:59 -0400
Health ministers to talk cannabis, opioids during two-day meeting in Edmonton

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Homeless nomads camp in tony Oak Bay
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:19:04 -0400
Chrissy Brett is shown at the Oak Bay homeless camp in Victoria, Wednesday, Oct.18, 2017. A nomadic group of homeless people has chosen one of Canada's wealthiest communities to pitch some tents and draw attention to housing shortages for disadvantaged people across British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dirk Meissner

Homeless B.C. nomads pitch tents at tony Oak Bay park after week at city hall

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