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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)

Supreme Court nominee Malcolm Rowe was questioned over his decision in a sex assault appeal case at a session with MPs and senators. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says Rowe didn't explain his process in enough detail.

Police allege a former registered nurse killed eight residents of nursing homes in London and Woodstock, Ontario, between 2007 and 2014. Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer faces eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths.

Dennis Oland left a Fredericton courthouse with his family Tuesday after being released on bail. An appeal court has quashed Oland's murder conviction in the bludgeoning death of his father, Richard, and ordered a new trial.

An adult film actress is the latest woman to accuse Donald Trump of inappropriate behavior. Jessica Drake said Trump kissed her and two other women on the lips "without asking for permission" when they met him after a golf tournament in 2006.
A bail hearing is set for Tuesday after Dennis Oland's conviction for the second-degree murder of his millionaire father was overturned and a new trial was ordered.     

A woman threw pumpkin seeds at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he was leaving an event in Hamilton on Friday. The woman, who was earlier holding a banner reading "no new pipelines," was taken away by RCMP officers.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the initial recommendations of a government-picked advisory team are aimed at boosting Canada's economic growth. The growth council's suggestions include ramping up permanent immigration.

At a sentencing hearing for Bruce Carson, the Crown asked a judge to fine the former Stephen Harper adviser $50,000 for illegal lobbying. Carson was found guilty in September of three counts under the Lobbying Act.

An 80-year-old woman known as the "Internet Black Widow" has agreed to drop objections to restrictions imposed on her and sign a new two-year peace bond. Melissa Ann Shepard gained notoriety for killing and poisoning her partners.

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