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Medical marijuana users fear arrest under new federal pot rules

Medical marijuana users fear arrest under new federal pot rules

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is forcing users of medical marijuana to choose between treating their symptoms or holding on to their freedoms under the Charter of Rights, a gathering of pot-smoking protesters complained Tuesday.
Man killed, cop wounded during shooting at Toronto-area courthouse

Man killed, cop wounded during shooting at Toronto-area courthouse

The Canadian Press - BRAMPTON, Ont.
Shooting at Brampton, Ontario courthouse

Shooting at Brampton, Ontario courthouse

THE CANADIAN PRESS - BRAMPTON, Ont. - Pandemonium broke out at a Toronto-area courthouse Friday after an exchange of gunfire near the building's front doors left a man dead and sent a police officer to hospital.
Change it or drop it, expert says of Conservative electoral reform

Change it or drop it, expert says of Conservative electoral reform

OTTAWA - The Harper government's overhaul of federal election rules could make it difficult for more than half a million voters to exercise their constitutional right to a ballot, says the author of a report that's been used to justify the crackdown.
Alberta Premier Alison Redford resigns amid caucus turmoil

Alberta Premier Alison Redford resigns amid caucus turmoil

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford is resigning. Redford has been struggling to deal with unrest in her Progressive Conservative caucus over her leadership style and questionable expenses. She says her resignation will be effective Sunday.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty resigns from politics

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty resigns from politics

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says he is leaving the federal cabinet and returning to the private sector. Flaherty delivered the bombshell news in a statement this afternoon.
Premiers want easier inter-province movement

Premiers want easier inter-province movement

REGINA - The premiers of Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia have agreed to make it easier for people moving between the provinces to license their cars or continue apprenticeships.
Saskatchewan passes motion to support Northern Gateway pipeline

Saskatchewan passes motion to support Northern Gateway pipeline

REGINA - The Saskatchewan legislature has passed a motion supporting construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline, but the vote was not unanimous. Premier Brad Wall says the pipeline would help get oil to port in a safer way than by rail or truck.
South Korea takes Harper close to fulfilling trade promise

South Korea takes Harper close to fulfilling trade promise

OTTAWA - No one will ever again accuse Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his trade minister of not being able to land the big one.
No public inquiry for violence against FN women: report

No public inquiry for violence against FN women: report

OTTAWA -- A parliamentary report into missing and murdered indigenous women rejected numerous calls for a full public inquiry, setting off a firestorm of criticism Friday from opposition critics, First Nation leaders and human rights groups.