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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)

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says NAFTA talks in Washington this week have been “intense” and “constructive.” Freeland says the new stage of negotiations is a positive step towards a deal.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says random police checks are too often aimed at people of colour and should be banned. Singh says he’s been stopped by the police multiple times throughout his life.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted he made a "huge mistake" after the company revealed that up to 87M people might have been exposed in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she hopes Pride Toronto and police can rebuild their “strained relationship.” Pride Toronto asked the city’s police service not to march in its annual parade.

Ethan Couch, who as a 16-year-old driver drunkenly struck and killed four pedestrians but dodged prison after suggesting that his irresponsibility was a result of his entitled upbringing, walked free from a Texas jail Monday.

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says new legislation aimed at overhauling the justice system proposes changes to make juries “more representative” of the population, and to increase penalties for intimate partner violence.

Alexandre Bissonnette has pleaded guilty to six charges of murder and six charges of attempted murder in last year’s Quebec mosque attack. Bissonnette originally pleaded not guilty to the 12 charges.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says measures taken Monday against Russia were “targeted.” The government announced the expulsion of four Russian diplomats as the U.S. and other allies took similar actions.

Self-employed Canadians may be surprised by their tax return if they aren’t aware of their obligations. Uber driver Mathieu Visser says it’s important to document everything throughout the year.

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