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Ottawa has confirmed the death of Canadian mining executive Kirk Woodman in Burkina Faso. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada is working on the investigation with authorities in the west African country. (The Canadian Press)

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is questioning why edible marijuana is not included in the government’s bill to legalize pot. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says work is ongoing to regulate cannabis in “all of its forms.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer went head-to-head in the House of Commons over the government’s recent small business tax plan. Trudeau says Scheer “does not understand” the Liberal proposal.

Omar Khadr had some bail conditions eased at a Friday hearing in Edmonton, but he was denied a bid to have unsupervised visits with his controversial sister, Zaynab Khadr. The former Guantanamo Bay detainee’s lawyer outlines the rules.

 

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she wanted to take the witness stand Wednesday to be as “open as possible” at a bribery trial involving a former top adviser and a Liberal fundraiser.

RCMP Const. Frank Deschenes was remembered Wednesday as a “quality colleague,” dedicated to helping those in need. The Nova Scotia Mountie was killed Tuesday after his cruiser was struck by a utility van in New Brunswick.

The foreign affairs minister is acknowledging the “terrible ordeal” Canadians went through in Caribbean islands hit by hurricane Irma. Chrystia Freeland says the government is open to improving after criticism of evacuation efforts.

Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown is accusing the government of using its marijuana policy to distract from two trials involving senior Liberals. The attorney general says the plan is to meet the federal legalization deadline.

Andrew Scheer says he will vote against the Liberal government’s bill to legalize marijuana. The Conservative leader says he shares concerns with those who say the recommended minimum purchasing age of 18 is “far too young.”

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the government’s tax plan punishes small businesses to cover what he calls “out-of-control spending.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says nothing in the plan targets middle-class business owners.

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