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Test case challenges a politician's right to block people from Twitter account

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Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson is the target of a test legal case that could prompt politicians all across the country to reconsider their use of social media.

Wednesday, Oct 17

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Parliament Hill embraces 'historic' end of pot prohibition

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Wednesday was the first day of legalized recreational marijuana in Canada, an era the federal government has been rolling towards for years.

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Bill to pardon past pot convictions coming before the end of 2018

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The federal government has announced that it intends to proceed with a plan to issue pardons to Canadians who have past simple possession charges, though it could be some time before those pardons are granted.

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Feds to table legislation to pardon Canadians convicted of simple pot possession

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The federal government has announced that it intends to proceed with a plan to grant pardons to Canadians who have past simple possession charges.

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Expelled Canadian envoy says stable Saudi Arabia needed amid Khashoggi probe

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Canadian and global foreign policy towards Saudi Arabia can't be driven by revulsion over the treatment of individual human rights cases, Canada's most recent ambassador to the country says.

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Feds to expedite pardons for minor pot convictions

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The federal government plans to move Wednesday on easing the process of obtaining a criminal pardon for simple pot possession.

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Foreign affairs minister lay on floor of PM's office after USMCA was inked

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After more than a year of leading intense trade negotiations with the United States and Mexico, the first thing Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland did when the new agreement was reached was lay on the floor of the prime minister's…

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Police and pot

Rules will vary widely for different police forces on how, when, and if officers can use cannabis. Lydia Chubak reports.

Canada has 'worrying' questions about disappearance of Khashoggi: Freeland

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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada is very worried about the disappearance of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and makes no apologies for pushing a human rights agenda with Saudi Arabia.

Feds' tariff relief plan faces criticism; Morneau says 50 firms tariff-free

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The federal government has so far exempted 50 Canadian companies from surtaxes imposed last summer when Ottawa slapped retaliatory tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Tuesday as he faced pointed…

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Feds to announce plan to pardon Canadians convicted of simple possession of pot

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The federal government will announce on Wednesday morning that it intends to proceed with granting pardons to Canadians who have past simple possession charges.

Tuesday, Oct 16

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PM's official residences in 'critical condition': report

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The prime minister’s official residences in Ottawa and at Harrington Lake are both in “critical condition,” according to a new report from the National Capital Commission.

Federal minister plays down contacts with Irving before suspending rival's deal

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Treasury Board President Scott Brison is playing down his ties to Irving Shipbuilding, saying his only contact with the Halifax-based company before leading a push to pause a rival shipbuilder's project in November 2015 was a letter sent…

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Government says imprisoned Canadian terror suspects must face consequences

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The Trudeau government appears to be in no hurry to help Canadians who voluntarily joined Islamic terrorists and are now imprisoned in Syria.

Senators urge Trudeau government to overhaul tax system, cut corporate taxes

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The Senate's banking committee is urging the Trudeau government to begin a process that will revamp Canada's tax system.

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Feds to replace solitary confinement with new form of inmate separation

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Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has introduced a new piece of legislation that proposes to overhaul how federal inmates are separated from the general prison population, eliminating solitary confinement as it is known. The new…

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Goodale tables bill to eliminate solitary confinement in federal prisons

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Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has introduced a new piece of legislation that proposes to eliminate the use of administrative segregation, known commonly as solitary confinement, and allow the use of body scanners in the federal…

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Mali Mission has 'no prospect of immediate success,' says Operation Medusa commander

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The man who led Canada’s troops in Afghanistan said the Canadian peacekeeping mission in Mali has “no prospect of immediate success.”

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Canada open to growing trade with China now that USMCA is a done deal: PM

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Canada is open to doing more business with China now that a trading agreement with the United States and Mexico has been finalized, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Monday, Oct 15

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MPs debate climate change after UN report warns of dire consequences

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MPs are spending their first day back after Thanksgiving break debating the perils of climate change.

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Trudeau takes political gamble with legalized pot for Canadian adults

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reassuring Canadians the country is indeed ready to become the first G7 member to greenlight legal recreational pot -- a campaign pledge that will become reality in a matter of hours.

Ontario city to use ranked ballots in next week's municipal election

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Voters in London, Ont., will become the first in Canada to use ranked ballots in a municipal election when they head to the polls next week, with experts saying the city's experience will be closely watched by communities across the…

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Suspended vice-admiral's lawyers demand government produce secret documents

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Vice-Admiral Mark Norman's legal team is demanding the federal government release dozens of documents that officials have deemed cabinet secrets, but which Norman's lawyers say they need to properly defend their client in court.

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MPs begin deliberating hundreds of amendments to key elections bill

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Amendments to further legislate foreign spending and political advertising leading up to, and during Canadian election campaigns could be made to the government's key piece of election reform legislation this week, as MPs on the Procedure…

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Family says former Liberal cabinet minister Donald Macdonald dead at 86

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Longtime Liberal politician and former cabinet minister Donald Macdonald died on Sunday at the age of 86, his family said.

Sunday, Oct 14

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Former Liberal cabinet minister Donald Macdonald has died: family

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The family of former Liberal politician and cabinet minister Donald Macdonald says he passed away today at the age of 86.

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Andrew Scheer on new NAFTA deal: 'I would have signed a better one' than Trudeau

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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is opening a new front in his party's fight against the revamped NAFTA deal, saying he would have done better than Justin Trudeau.

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With 72 hours until legal cannabis, is Canada ready? Pot point-man Blair offers the latest

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With the countdown to legal cannabis now measurable in hours, many retailers, police forces, and the general public are still curious and uncertain about how the rollout will go.

Saturday, Oct 13

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First Nations, federal and B.C. provincial governments sign new treaty agreement

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The British Columbia government says a new agreement between a group of Indigenous people and the provincial and federal governments is consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Parliamentary bells won't be silenced by Centre Block renovation

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The famous bells of the Peace Tower's carillon will not be silenced by upcoming renovations to the Centre Block on Parliament Hill.