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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)

Federal politicians from Quebec are weighing in after the province's premier declared there is no Islamophobia in Quebec. NDP MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach says Francois Legault was irresponsible in denying the problem exists. (The Canadian Press)

Several families visited the site of last year’s Humboldt Broncos bus crash. The father of a survivor said Wednesday that the sentencing hearing for truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu is putting “tremendous pressure” on the families. (The Canadian Press)

The father of a Humboldt Broncos bus crash victim says he hopes to see trucking companies held accountable for accidents. Truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu is being sentenced for causing a collision in April that killed 16 people. (The Canadian Press)

Toronto Police Det. David Dickinson says he hopes Bruce McArthur’s guilty plea on Tuesday means “closure.” McArthur pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of men who went missing from Toronto’s gay village.  (The Canadian Press)

Families of the victims in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash made impact statements Monday at a sentencing hearing for the truck driver who has pleaded guilty. The father of one victim says sharing his statement was a “powerful moment.”  (The Canadian Press)

The RCMP says a potentially explosive substance was removed from a home in Kingston, Ontario after two people were arrested in an alleged terror plot. One youth has been charged with two terror-related offences. (The Canadian Press)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says firing Canada’s ambassador to China would not help detained Canadians in the country. Earlier this week, John McCallum opined on how Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou might avoid extradition to the U.S. (The Canadian Press)

Wade Skiffington’s father says his son is elated to be released on bail 25 years after being convicted of second-degree murder in the death of his common-law wife in B.C. Ottawa is reviewing Skiffington's conviction after an appeal. (The Canadian Press)

The prime minister says a Quebec woman missing in Burkina Faso for more than a month is presumed still alive. Justin Trudeau says the government wants to “reassure” the family of Edith Blais that it is working hard on the case. (The Canadian Press)

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