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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is questioning why edible marijuana is not included in the government’s bill to legalize pot. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says work is ongoing to regulate cannabis in “all of its forms.”

If you drink heavily at night, you maybe caught in the morning's RIDE program. The Ontario RIDE program is often in the morning instead of at midnight. Police tactics have changed in recent years. It used to be that officers would set up around midnight to catch people on the way home. Now, there are RIDE programs first thing in the morning to stop and test drivers who have crashed at a buddy's home, and leave at 8 am, thinking they are sober. It is hard not to sympathize a little bit with those who have had the good sense not to leave from the party at 2 am after a night of drinking. The problem is that people have no idea of how long alcohol stays in their system.

Vancouver police say a man left with a brain injury after being sucker-punched is a victim of what they are calling "one-punch incidents." A police spokesman says 10 such attacks this year include three that led to deaths.

 
 

The RCMP commissioner says child exploitation is among online crimes that present the need for police to have warrantless access to Internet subscriber information. Bob Paulson spoke at a security conference Wednesday in Ottawa.

 
 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says welcoming Syrian refugees to Canada will produce economic and social benefits. In a speech at Canada House in London following his visit with the Queen, Trudeau underlined the importance of diversity.

The Liberal government says it will not meet its Dec. 31 deadline to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees. But Health Minister Jane Philpott says the new February deadline incorporates security and health screening concerns.

 

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says training of ground forces in Iraq is just as important as dropping bombs in the fight against Islamic State. Sajjan says that is why Canada will withdraw its fighter jets and focus on training.     

Harjit Sajjan says the government is looking at "many different options" for Canada's role in the campaign against ISIL. The defence minister says the situation needs to be viewed from an international perspective.

Santokh Bola alleges he was brutally beaten by Toronto Police during a mistaken arrest on Nov. 1. A bystander caught the incident on video, which Bola's lawyers say will feature prominently in the lawsuit against the police.

Bruce Carson has been found not guilty of influence-peddling in promoting the sale of water purification systems for First Nations communities. The lawyer for the former top aide to Stephen Harper says the verdict was the right one.

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