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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)

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says keeping taxes on legal marijuana low is key to squeezing out criminal enterprises. Morneau met with provincial counterparts Monday to discuss how cannabis will be taxed after its slated legalization next July. 

William Sandeson has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of fellow Halifax university student Taylor Samson. Friends and family say they hope the verdict will help lead to Samson's body being found.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Liberals won’t impose the five per cent broadband Internet tax recommended by a parliamentary committee. Heritage Minister Melanie Joly reiterated the pledge in question period Thursday.

No motive for the crime has emerged from a sentencing hearing for a teen who killed four people in La Loche, Saskatchewan last year. Crown prosecutor Lloyd Stang says the reasons behind the school shooting might never be known.

The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial resumes deliberations on Tuesday. On Monday jurors revisited the portion of a 2005 civil deposition where Cosby talked about giving Andrea Constand pills. He later told police they were Benadryl. 

Statistics Canada has reported a five per cent rise in hate crimes in 2015. The National Council of Canadian Muslims says Stephen Harper’s rhetoric in the 2015 campaign likely contributed to discrimination against Muslim women.

Prosecutors have rested their case in the Bill Cosby trial. They wrapped up Friday afternoon after the jury heard the comedian's decade-old testimony about giving quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with.

The Bank of Canada’s latest financial system review notes exposure to potential shocks amid rising household debt and hot housing markets. But bank governor Stephen Poloz says he is “comforted” by an upswing in economic resilience.

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought up Justin Trudeau’s admitted pot-smoking in a call for pardons of people convicted of marijuana-related crimes. The prime minister said until pot is decriminalized, “the law remains the law.”

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