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How is cannabis legalization going? Feds launch overdue review to find out

How is cannabis legalization going? Feds launch overdue review to find out

OTTAWA — The federal government launched a long-awaited review on Thursday of how legalizing marijuana has affected the health of Canadians, the domestic cannabis industry and the black market.
Quebec election: Liberals, Anglade attempt to turn around struggling campaign

Quebec election: Liberals, Anglade attempt to turn around struggling campaign

MONTREAL — With polls suggesting her party could be relegated to third place in the Oct. 3 election, Quebec Liberal Leader Dominique Anglade is trying to turn around her team's fortunes by putting more of herself forward.
New taxes on banks and life insurers will generate $5.3 billion over five years: PBO

New taxes on banks and life insurers will generate $5.3 billion over five years: PBO

OTTAWA — Proposed new federal taxes on some financial institutions could generate $5.3 billion over the next five years, the parliamentary budget officer estimated in two new reports issued Thursday.
Long-COVID and autoimmune diseases, new Canadian airline : In The News for Sept. 22

Long-COVID and autoimmune diseases, new Canadian airline : In The News for Sept. 22

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Sept. 22 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Aid groups urge Canada to loosen Taliban sanctions amid multiple Afghanistan crises

Aid groups urge Canada to loosen Taliban sanctions amid multiple Afghanistan crises

OTTAWA — Major humanitarian groups are urging the Trudeau government to loosen its restrictions on working with the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Poaching fears as Fraser River salmon are dumped to rot, even as returns slump

Poaching fears as Fraser River salmon are dumped to rot, even as returns slump

VANCOUVER — Rodney Hsu says he has found too many Fraser River sockeye in places they aren't supposed to be this season — from residential areas to gravel roads, wrapped up in garbage bags and rotting in the open air.

Lotto 649 winning numbers for Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022

TORONTO — The winning numbers in Wednesday's Lotto 649 draw for an estimated $5 million: 01, 26, 33, 37, 44 & 49.
YouTube, TikTok say Liberal online streaming bill fails to protect digital creators

YouTube, TikTok say Liberal online streaming bill fails to protect digital creators

OTTAWA — Online streaming giants YouTube and TikTok are asking Canadian senators to take a sober second look at an online streaming bill that they say would cause significant harm to Canadian digital creators.
Escalation of war, nuclear threats show Putin 'failing and flailing,' says Trudeau

Escalation of war, nuclear threats show Putin 'failing and flailing,' says Trudeau

UNITED NATIONS — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned Russia's "flailing and failing" president Wednesday, joining a chorus of global outrage aimed at what he described as Vladimir Putin's panic-stricken escalation of a collapsing war in Ukraine.
Positive Poilievre polling leads to talk of easing border restrictions: Tories

Positive Poilievre polling leads to talk of easing border restrictions: Tories

OTTAWA — The government was motivated to reconsider COVID-19 restrictions at Canada's border because of the growing popularity of new Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre, MPs from his caucus said Wednesday.