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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)

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says the process of setting up an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women will start soon. Bennett says consultation with families is needed to "get it right."

Andre Noel Denny has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the beating death of Halifax gay rights activist Raymond Taavel more than three years ago. Denny was originally charged with second-degree murder.

A First Nations advocacy group says the federal government's promised inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women must not repeat past mistakes. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says women should lead the process.

Irving Shipbuilding will appear in court Thursday to enter pleas on four charges under Nova Scotia's Occupational Health and Safety Act.

BlackBerry is trying to turn around its hardware division with the Priv, a device that operates on Google's Android system. Reporter David Friend explains the significance of the latest move from the smartphone maker.

 

New government House leader Dominic LeBlanc says the House of Commons will reconvene Dec. 3 to elect a new Speaker. LeBlanc says the Liberal majority intends to "work collaboratively" with all parties.     

Justin Trudeau has been sworn in as Canada's prime minister, following in the footsteps of his storied father and restoring his nation's liberal identity after almost 10 years of Conservative rule under Stephen Harper.

Justin Trudeau officially takes office as Canada's 23rd prime minister today when his Liberal government is sworn in. Here is a look at some of the promises the Liberal party made during the federal election campaign.

In Canadian business this week, B.C. Premier Christy Clark and her Ontario counterpart Kathleen Wynne visit China to foster trade relationships. Companies including SNC-Lavalin, Torstar and Telus release earnings reports.

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