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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)

Liberal MPs denied an opposition bid to summon Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to an ethics committee over his dealings with the Aga Khan. Opposition MPs are accusing the Liberal members on the committee of toeing the party line.

Many medical cannabis users are worried about what will happen when recreational pot becomes legal next year. Mandy McKnight, whose nine-year-old son uses cannabis oil to treat seizures, says she’s concerned about the proposed excise tax.     

Hannah Miller says conditions at Soulpepper Theatre are unsafe for actors. Miller is is among four actresses alleging they were sexually assaulted by the theatre’s artistic director Albert Schultz. The claims are unproven in court.

It was a race against the cluck as California Highway Patrol officers scrambled to rescue nearly 20 chickens that ran through highway lanes near Los Angeles. 

After the prime minister apologized to the LGBTQ community, Seamus O'Regan made a moving speech about discrimination. The veterans affairs minister says he wanted people to understand the fight for equality has been a “struggle.”

Nova Scotia's chief medical examiner says he hopes an inquiry into the deaths of a former soldier and his family will help prevent similar tragedies. Lionel Desmond shot his wife, daughter and mother in January 2017 before killing himself.

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant says men play an important role in stopping harassment in the workplace. Some of Canada’s provincial leaders discuss steps they’ve taken in their own offices to combat harassment.

The public discussion on sexual harassment and assault sparked by the allegations against Hollywood giant Harvey Weinstein has been chosen as the Canadian Press News Story of the Year, by reporters and editors across the country.

Christopher Garnier’s lawyer says the Halifax man was “shocked” to be found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of an off-duty Nova Scotia police officer. Catherine Campbell’s mother says she feels justice has been served.

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