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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)

A terminally ill 81-year-old who had his application for a doctor-assisted death granted by an Ontario judge on Thursday, says he can now "die with dignity," according to a statement read by the man's lawyer.

The lawyer for a man charged with stabbing and wounding two soldiers at a Toronto military recruitment centre says his client seems "very scared" and "very unhappy." Ayanle Hassan Ali made a brief court appearance on Tuesday.

 
 

An elderly woman known as the Internet Black Widow is due to be released from prison on conditions that include reporting relationships to police. Melissa Ann Shepard served time for spiking her husband's coffee with tranquilizers.

 
 

If you've just topped up your RRSP contributions and are looking forward to spending the ensuing tax refund, experts say you might want to think twice. Investment advisors caution against squandering the money right away.

 
 

Police are investigating a shooting at a Muslim cemetery near Cochrane, Alberta, just west of Calgary, that sent four men to hospital. The RCMP say they do not believe the shooting was random or racially motivated.

Canada's prison watchdog says the use of solitary confinement for inmates who are mentally ill should be prohibited. Howard Sapers also says segregation for other inmates should be limited to 30 days.

A former flight attendant launched a lawsuit against WestJet over their handling of an alleged sex assault, which has not been proven in court. Mandalena Lewis says she hopes to inspire other women to speak out against assault.

Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan took the witness stand for Day 2 of trial in his civil lawsuit against Gawker Media. He is suing website for $100 million for posting an edited clip of a sex tape made of him and the wife of his then-best friend.

A jury has awarded Erin Andrews $55 million in her lawsuit over a secretly recorded nude video that a stalker took of her in a hotel room and posted online. 

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