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Ottawa has confirmed the death of Canadian mining executive Kirk Woodman in Burkina Faso. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada is working on the investigation with authorities in the west African country. (The Canadian Press)

Canada's new law legalizing recreational cannabis goes into force on Wednesday, but rules won’t be the same across the country. Here is what you need to know before lighting up. (The Canadian Press)

Manhattan's district attorney has dropped part of the criminal case against Harvey Weinstein A judge agreed to dismiss allegations by one of three accusers in the case. (The Canadian Press)

Jean Chretien says the United States has lost a lot of “clout” in the world under Donald Trump. The former prime minister’s new book of anecdotes, “My Stories, My Times,” paints an unflattering view of the American president. (The Canadian Press)

Ontario Attorney General Caroline Mulroney says a cannabis awareness campaign launching next week will engage youth on social media and focus on “social responsibility,” as recreational pot is set to become legal on Oct. 17. (The Canadian Press)

A minor weapon charge was withdrawn Friday against Paul Bernardo, less than two weeks before a parole hearing for the notorious killer and serial rapist. His lawyer says Bernardo, now 54, feels “horrified” by his crimes. (The Canadian Press)

Justin Trudeau says he met with dairy farmers on Thursday to hear their concerns about the USMCA trade deal. The prime minister says he will work with producers to ensure the industry flourishes for generations to come. (The Canadian Press)

Bill Blair, the federal minister in charge of organized crime reduction, briefly answered media questions in Ottawa on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, about the incoming Quebec government’s plan to raise the legal age for consuming cannabis to 21 from 18.

Quebec premier-designate Francois Legault says he plans to raise the legal age for consuming marijuana in the province to 21 from 18. Legault also says he is a “pragmatic guy” when it comes to working with other governments. (The Canadian Press)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his government's trade agreement with the United States and Mexico on Monday, calling it a “good deal.” Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said the Liberals made major concessions on key areas.  (The Canadian Press)

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