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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)

The Ontario government is spending $1.7 million to train bartenders and servers how to intervene during sexual harassment incidents. Labour Minister Kevin Flynn says the programs will educate and empower hospitality workers.
Justin Trudeau says he raised the case of a Neil Bantleman, a Canadian teacher imprisoned in Indonesia, with that country's president at the G20 summit. The prime minister says he always aims to "defend Canadians' rights abroad."

Protesters called for the recall of a California Judge Friday following the release of a former Stanford University student who served three months for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.

Marion Buller, the chief commissioner of a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, says it is important for recommendations to be "concrete" and "workable," so that they can easily be put into action.

Advocates are calling for the release of Jamaican man Alvin Brown, who has been in immigration custody for five years. Brown, a permanent resident of Canada, has been found inadmissible due to his drug and robbery convictions.

 Toronto police say autopsy results show ligature strangulation and stab wounds to the neck caused the deaths of three people in an attack involving a crossbow. A 35-year-old man is charged with three counts of first-degree murder.

Australian police on Monday said they had charged three Canadian cruise ship passengers with drug smuggling after finding 95 kilograms of cocaine in their cabins. 

The trial has begun for an Ontario woman charged with criminal mischief after she gave water to pigs on their way to a slaughterhouse. Anita Krajnc says she wants people to view pigs as "individuals and not property."
Quebec's 2012 election-night shooter has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Denis Blanchette. Richard Bain's lawyer says he will seek a minimum sentence of 10 years without parole.
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