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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 federal government says First Nations will now be able to carry funding from year-to-year, instead of having to return money if a project wasn't completed within a fiscal year. AFN Chief Perry Bellegarde praised the change.

Ontario’s nursing regulator has revoked the certification of Elizabeth Wettlaufer, who killed eight seniors in her care. A lawyer for the body says it will take “to heart” any recommendations stemming from a public inquiry into the case.

Health Minister Jane Philpott says a deal between the federal and Ontario governments with Nishnawbe Aski First Nation is a step toward the “transformation” of health care in communities that have seen a cycle of suicide and crisis.

Andrew Scheer is dismissing suggestions a Tory attack campaign in the U.S. over the Omar Khadr settlement will impact NAFTA talks. The Conservative leader says his party will present a “united front” on trade with the U.S.

A judge has overturned the conviction and ordered a new trial for Mustafa Ururyar, who had been found guilty of sexually assaulting a fellow university student. Complainant Mandi Gray says she doesn’t have the resources for a new trial.

Canada’s premiers want clarity from Ottawa on aspects of its planned marijuana legalization, saying a lack of answers may require a delay. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is still aiming for a July 2018 deadline.

The finance minister has unveiled plans to tighten loopholes for private corporations he says give many Canadians unfair tax advantages. Bill Morneau says under the measures he would likely have to pay more tax.

A woman has been awarded $254,000 in damages after she was wrongfully arrested and brutalized by Ottawa police in 2008. Surveillance video shows officers using a restraining device on Roxanne Carr, who was later left naked in a cell.

A friend of Const. Sarah Beckett says a four-year prison term given to the drunk driver who killed the B.C. RCMP officer marks a “chapter that’s ending.” Const. Alex Berube spoke after Kenneth Fenton was sentenced Friday in Victoria.

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