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The principal of a Toronto all-boys school says he supports the charges laid against six students in connection with an alleged sexual assault. Greg Reeves says an independent review will take a “deep dive” into St. Michael’s College School’s culture. (The Canadian Press)

The prime minister said the government is going ahead with its plan to legalize marijuana, hours before the Senate was set to vote on the bill. All 33 Conservative senators had pledged to vote against Bill C-45 on Thursday.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer asked Liberals Wednesday about possible links between the government and Christopher Wylie, the man at the centre of revelations about Facebook data being exploited for political gain.

The father of a 10-year-old boy who vanished March 12 in Montreal says he thinks Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou was kidnapped, after police divers called off a river search Tuesday. Frederic Kouakou says his wife has been “destroyed” by the ordeal.

Ontario’s Canopy Growth is using a special laboratory licence to conduct research on marijuana products that aren’t legal yet. CEO Bruce Linton says he’s “excited” by the potential to create innovative medical and recreational products.

Hockey teammates of slain 15-year-old Roy Pejcinovski wore jerseys with an “R” and the goalie’s No. 74 at a game in Toronto on Sunday. A strength coach recalled Pejcinovski, who was killed in an alleged triple homicide, as a “great kid.”

Acquaintances of 15-year-old Roy Pejcinovski, who was killed along with his sister and their mother, mourned Thursday outside the family’s home in Ajax, Ontario. A 29-year-old man faces second-degree murder charges in the deaths.

 

A judge has entered a plea of not guilty to all 34 charges against Nikolas Cruz who prosecutors say killed 17 at a Florida high school. Friends and family of the victims sat in the audience. 

The family of a 55-year-old mother of two, Dr. Judith Buys, who died after suffering burns to most of her body has launched a $12-million negligence lawsuit against the manufacturer of an ethanol-fuelled lamp, says their counsel, Toronto critical injury lawyer John McLeish. He appears with his client Dr. James McGorman, on What She Said with Kate Wheeler and Christine Bentley. See news release: http://www.advocatedaily.com/profile/john-mcleish-mcleish-launches-12m-suit-in-cottagers-tragic-lamp-fire-fatality.html

One month after the Feb. 14 mass shooting that left 17 staff and students dead at a high school in Parkland, Florida, students across the country are planning a youth-led school walkout to protest gun violence and demand action from lawmakers.

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