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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)

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman and his lawyer, Marie Henein, spoke to reporters after appearing in an Ottawa court. (Canadian Press)

These are some of key the hurdles for NAFTA negotiators The dairy system Pharmaceuticals Exemptions on cultural products Sunset clause Duties Chapter 19 (The Canadian Press)

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is citing flaws in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion’s review process he says were inherited from the Harper government, after the Federal Court of Appeal overturned the project’s approval on Thursday. (The Canadian Press)

B.C. has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against dozens of pharmaceutical companies for costs associated with the opioid crisis. B.C. Attorney General David Eby alleges the companies intentionally misled the public about the safety of the opioids they manufacture. (The Canadian Press)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is striking a positive note on NAFTA negotiations, as Canada rejoined talks in Washington on Tuesday. The move comes after the U.S. and Mexico reached a side deal, which Donald Trump has called NAFTA’s replacement. (The Canadian Press)

Matthew Vincent Raymond was in a Fredericton court Monday, facing murder charges in the Fredericton shooting deaths of four people, including two police officers. Dozens of members of the public were present for his appearance. (The Canadian Press)

Maxime Bernier says he’s quitting the Conservatives over issues including supply management and multiculturalism, adding he plans to start a new party. The Quebec MP says he wants to offer “real change” in the next election. (The Canadian Press)

The prime minister condemned a reported robocall pitching Conservative memberships by citing the cancer diagnosis of a Liberal MP. Trudeau said the party reportedly responsible should “never do anything like this again.” (The Canadian Press)

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the U.S. and Mexico are signalling “optimism” on resolving bilateral issues within the NAFTA framework. Freeland says Canada is looking forward to rejoining the trade negotiations. (The Canadian Press)

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