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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)

Basil Borutski has been found guilty of murder in the deaths of three former partners who were killed in a revenge-fuelled rampage two years ago. An Ottawa women’s advocate says more needs to be done for women at risk of violence.

 

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada spokesperson Lynne Santerre explains how to protect yourself from future fraud if your personal information has been hacked.

The prime minister is promising $40 billion over the next decade to help Canadians afford housing. Justin Trudeau says the government is looking at a "realistic horizon," with much of the money being spent after the 2019 election.

The federal government is proposing a series of cannabis regulations, including packaging with tobacco-like health warnings. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor outlined the consultation paper proposals on Tuesday.

Calgary woman Tamara Lovett has been sentenced to three years in prison, after being found guilty in the death of her son by not seeking medical attention for his strep infection. A prosecutor in the case says the sentence is fair.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley praised Nebraska’s decision on Monday to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to run through the state. But federal Green party Leader Elizabeth May called the decision disappointing.

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union is calling on colleges to return “immediately” to the bargaining table after striking faculty rejected a contract offer Thursday. The union says the colleges are dragging out the process.

Angelina Jolie says a lack of political will is hindering the fight against sexual violence in warzones. The actress and UN Refugee Agency special envoy addressed a United Nations conference in Vancouver.

A Calgary hearing is trying to determine if allowing former judge Robin Camp to practise law would bring the profession into disrepute. Camp resigned after asking a sexual assault complainant why she didn’t keep her knees together.

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