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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)

A lawyer for the family of slain billionaire philanthropists Barry and Honey Sherman levelled criticisms Friday at the Toronto police investigation into their deaths, and offered up to $10 million for information leading to an arrest. (The Canadian Press)

Bill Morneau announced Thursday that the government will release its fall economic and fiscal update on Nov. 21st. The finance minister says Canada needs to ensure it remains an investment destination. (The Canadian Press)

Former gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker arrives at court on the second day of testimony at his sexual assault trial in Sarnia, Ontario. (The Canadian Press)

Conservative justice critic Tony Clement says Canada could use the Magnitsky Act after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Under the law, the government can freeze Canadian assets of foreign individuals who violate human rights. (The Canadian Press)

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel says the Liberals are taking a “nothing-to-see-here” approach on ISIL returnees in Canada. A Tory motion is demanding the government take steps including greater use of peace bonds.  (The Canadian Press)

Jagmeet Singh is calling for the deletion of criminal records for people convicted of simple pot possession. The NDP leader says people who receive pardons will still be negatively impacted by the records. (The Canadian Press)

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould tabled legislation on Thursday aimed at strengthening laws against bestiality and animal fighting. The bill expands the bestiality definition from penetration to any contact for a sexual purpose. (The Canadian Press)

Ottawa is introducing legislation to speed up the process of obtaining a pardon for convictions of simple pot possession. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Liberals were waiting for pot to be legalized before discussing pardons.  (The Canadian Press)

Ralph Goodale says legislation he tabled Tuesday aims to transform how inmates are separated from the general prison population. The public safety minister says the proposal maintains inmates’ access to rehabilitative programs. (The Canadian Press)

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