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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 she will be "fair" with her provincial counterparts ahead of health accord talks, but says her focus is on improving the health-care system and ensuring federal funds are "used for health."

Montana State Prison warden Leroy Kirkegard says it's a "relief" he may never oversee an execution, but adds he would do the job if called upon. There is a stay on all executions in Montana, stemming from a court challenge. A Canadian is on Montana's death row.

First lady Michelle Obama says Donald Trump's crude sexual comments about women should not be seen as "politics as usual."

College students are often encouraged to speak up if they hear remarks condoning sexual assault. But many believe Donald Trump's recent remarks about "locker room banter" hurt the fight against sexual violence on campus. 

The feds are tightening mortgage lending rules that will reduce the amount many first-time homebuyers can borrow. Frank Napolitano of Mortgage Brokers Ottawa outlines key details of the new rules.

Shouts of "stop the cruelty" and "have some compassion" were heard from animal rights activists outside a Burlington, Ontario, pork plant, after a truck carrying pigs to slaughter overturned there early Wednesday.

The co-founder of animal rights group PETA says the case of a woman charged over giving water to pigs en route to slaughter is "unjust." Anita Krajnc has pleaded not guilty to a mischief charge in the June 2015 incident.

Winnipeg police say they are alarmed by the increasing use of a synthetic opioid called carfentanil. Deputy Chief Danny Smyth says some drug dealers are mixing the lethal opioid with other drugs like cocaine.

The RCMP and the family of Jami Springer are seeking the public's help in finding the missing Moncton, N.B., woman, whose disappearance the police call "suspicious." The 27-year-old's mother says it is her family's "worst nightmare."
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