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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)

Sting performs selections from his musical “The Last Ship,” as well as the Police songs “Message in a Bottle” and “Every Breath You Take,” at the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa, Ont., in support of GM workers. (The Canadian Press)

Former high-ranking gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker was found not guilty of sexual assault and sexual exploitation in Sarnia, Ont., on Wednesday. (The Canadian Press)

Charges were laid against 17 people in Montreal and Toronto allegedly connected to vast international money-laundering probe. Authorities say the network had cells that collected and laundered money from Montreal criminal groups before returning it to drug-exporting countries. (The Canadian Press)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to questions on the SNC-Lavalin case in Vancouver on Monday. (The Canadian Press)

Toronto police officers defended the investigation that led to Bruce McArthur’s arrest. He was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years on Friday after pleading guilty to killing eight men with ties to the city’s gay village. (The Canadian Press)

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer asks about a report in The Globe and Mail newspaper alleging the Prime Minister’s Office pressured former attorney general to drop prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. Justice Minister David Lametti says the allegations are false. NDP MP Nathan Cullen asks in question period about whether Jody Wilson-Raybould was moved out of the Justice file because she wouldn’t listen to pressure from the Prime Minister’s Office. Justice Minister David predecessor were pressed or directed to do anything to avoid a trial for the firm SNC-Lavalin. (The Canadian Press)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says getting steel and aluminum tariffs lifted is a critical part of passing the new NAFTA deal. However the cabinet aide on U.S.-Canada relations, Andrew Leslie, says Canada isn't trying to lobby U.S. Democrats to ratify the deal. (The Canadian Press)

Border Security Minister Bill Blair tells the House of Commons that there is a backlog in the screening of asylum seekers, but that it isn't a security issue because the backlog is for an additional layer of screening.  (The Canadian Press)

Ottawa dismissed a call from the Ontario government Monday to drop retaliatory tariffs against the United States. Liberal MP Andrew Leslie says Doug Ford is suggesting Canada surrender to the U.S. by lifting the steel and aluminum tariffs Canada has imposed. (The Canadian Press)

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