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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)

Police say a man accused of killing his seven-year-old stepson and injuring a bank employee last Friday was arrested in Kenora, Ontario Tuesday. The manhunt for Justin Kuijer began in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended last year’s budget in the House of Commons Tuesday, a day before his government introduces its second budget. Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose says she expects higher taxes for Canadians.

RCMP officers and judges should be trained on sexual assault and gender-based violence, according to a new House of Commons status of women committee report. Vice-chair Pam Damoff says police and courts often ‘retraumatize’ survivors.

Mounties and first responders marched in a funeral procession Saturday for RCMP officer Richer Dubuc, who died March 6 in a collision. An RCMP spokesman says Dubuc will be remembered as a kind family man.

Sen. Don Meredith says he “deeply” regrets his sexual relationship with a teenager and is asking Canadians for forgiveness. Meredith says he is weighing his options after a scathing ethics report was released last week.

Authorities say a 22-year-old Canadian man of Kazakh origins has been arrested in Hamilton as one of four suspects in a massive hack of Yahoo. One neighbour says Karim Baratov mostly kept to himself.

B.C.’s premier is calling on the federal government to expedite skilled immigrant applications to help boost the province’s tech sector. Christy Clark says those who earn a PhD in Canada should also receive automatic citizenship.

Federal officials say Statistics Canada servers weren’t taken down immediately after a software bug was discovered Wednesday because a coordinated response was needed. Some services were shut down after a hack was detected Thursday.  

 
 

The public safety minister says Canada will work with the U.S. to gather data on a recent influx of would-be refugees into Canada. Ralph Goodale spoke Friday after meeting with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in Ottawa.

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