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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 NDP leader says Canada needs to stay above U.S. President Donald Trump’s name-calling in the midst of the current trade dispute. Jagmeet Singh says the focus needs to be on workers.

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett gave a speech at the Canadian Museum of History to mark 10 years since the previous Conservative government issued a formal apology for residential schools. 

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says attacks on Justin Trudeau from U.S. President Donald Trump and his aides won’t help Canada-U.S. relations. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer agreed the U.S. rhetoric is “not helpful.”

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says consumers are likely to see higher costs on “many things,” after the U.S. imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The central bank released its latest financial system review on Thursday.

A co-owner of a Quebec City restaurant on the planned G7 protest route says the police have helped him prepare. Demonstrations are expected in the provincial capital as world leaders gather for the summit in La Malbaie, Quebec.

A public inquiry into how nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer was able to kill elderly patients in her care began Tuesday in St. Thomas, Ontario. A son of a man killed by Wettlaufer said he hopes the inquiry will “shed some light” on what happened.

Four women sexually assaulted by ex-national ski coach Bertrand Charest say a system is urgently needed to protect children in provincial and national levels in sports. Genevieve Simard says she is speaking out to hopefully help others.

A lawyer for former overseas hostage Joshua Boyle, who is facing several charges including sexual assault, says his client is “looking forward” to his release after an Ottawa judge granted him bail with strict conditions on Friday.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says trade will be discussed “first and foremost” at a meeting of G7 finance ministers this week and at the leaders’ summit next week following the U.S. decision to impose steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada.

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