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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)

Health Minister Jane Philpott says protecting kids is “at the centre” of the Liberals’ new legal-marijuana regime. The much-anticipated legislation unveiled Thursday would make it against the law to sell cannabis to youth under 18.

New federal legislation to legalize marijuana would include allowing police to test drivers’ saliva for drugs. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says three new offenses related to driving while on drugs would also be added.

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai says those who kill in the name of Islam do not share her Muslim faith. In a Wednesday address to Parliament, Yousafzai praised Canadians for standing together in the face of terrorism.

Lawyers for a Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails say he is “very disappointed” his bail was denied. Karim Baratov was arrested under the Extradition Act last month and is due back in Hamilton court on May 26.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the new security measures the federal government has imposed on certain Canada-bound flights are “evidence-based.” The Liberals made the announcement Tuesday but have provided few details.

Video of a man being dragged out of his seat on a United Airlines flight has sparked social media uproar. The airline insisted the flight was over-booked and that it had no choice but to contact authorities when the man refused to leave. 

 

Experts say purchasing knock-off merchandise online can have serious consequences, including identity theft. Toronto lawyer Lorne Lipkus outlines ways to avoid buying counterfeit goods online.

A woman whose husband died after using cocaine laced with fentanyl says it’s “ridiculous” to have to wait months for results of tests for the opioid. Jody McLennan’s husband Oghenovo Avwunufe died in February at the age of 25.

NDP MP Murray Rankin is accusing the prime minister of trying to “unilaterally” change parliamentary procedure to benefit the Liberals. Justin Trudeau says the changes are meant to improve the “working atmosphere” of Parliament.

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