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Five dogs were a big hit on Parliament Hill as veterinarians lobbied for legal changes that would allow them to prescribe medical cannabis for animals. They stood outside the main doors of West Block, capturing the oohs and ahs of politicians and staff as they emerged after question period Wednesday. (The Canadian Press)

The driver of the truck involved in the deadly crash with the Humboldt Broncos bus has pleaded guilty to all charges against him. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu’s lawyer says Sidhu didn’t want a trial.  (The Canadian Press)

Saskatchewan’s premier apologized Monday to survivors of the ‘60s Scoop. Scott Moe said the province caused “pain and sadness” through the policy of relocating Indigenous children to non-Indigenous homes. (The Canadian Press)

A judge who reviewed street checks by Ontario police says resources should focus on people “reasonably suspected” of crimes and not on random carding, which Justice Michael Tulloch says alienates racialized communities. (The Canadian Press)

A Somali refugee who became a Canadian citizen in 2017 says it is a “privilege” to be elected to Victoria city council. Sharmarke Dubow says he wants to make his community “more inclusive.” (The Canadian Press)

Justin Trudeau says his government has a “thoughtful” plan for the upcoming 2019 federal election. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the prime minister’s approach is “divisive.” (The Canadian Press)

The Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team has been chosen as Canada’s Newsmaker of the Year, receiving 56 of 129 votes from news editors across the country. Sixteen players and staff were killed in April after a crash involving the team’s bus.  (The Canadian Press)

A jury in Calgary has found Edward Downey guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of Sara Baillie and her daughter Taliyah Marsman in 2016. Baillie’s mother called her daughter a “hero” in a tearful statement after the verdict. (The Canadian Press)

Police laid assault charges against five teens on Wednesday in relation to two incidents at St. Michael's private school in Toronto. Four of the five teens were previously charged in a separate incident. (The Canadian Press)

Twice-convicted murderer Dellen Millard was handed a third life sentence on Tuesday for the murder of his father, Wayne Millard. Crown attorney Jill Cameron says the public should be relieved that Millard “will not see the light of day.”

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