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Fate of Manitoba politician accused of sexual comments may be decided next week

Fate of Manitoba politician accused of sexual comments may be decided next week

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba government backbencher who reportedly made inappropriate comments to female staff may be removed from the board of the province's energy utility and could have his future decided by caucus next week.
Condition Critical: National residences need $83-million facelift

Condition Critical: National residences need $83-million facelift

OTTAWA — Canada needs to spend $83 million over the next 10 years just to get its official residences — including 24 Sussex Drive — into half-decent shape.
Toronto police welcome to apply to march in Pride Parade again, organizers say

Toronto police welcome to apply to march in Pride Parade again, organizers say

Toronto's Pride Parade has lifted a ban on uniformed police officers participating in the colourful annual event, saying the force was welcome to apply to be a part of next summer's festivities.
Feds aiming to select preferred design for $60B warships by end of month

Feds aiming to select preferred design for $60B warships by end of month

OTTAWA — Canada's most expensive military project is entering a critical new phase as the government is on the verge of picking its top design for the country's $60-billion fleet of new warships.
Northern territories to allow communities to block opening of cannabis stores

Northern territories to allow communities to block opening of cannabis stores

Northern communities will be allowed to prevent retail cannabis stores from opening even after the drug becomes legal on Wednesday.
Killer-rapist Paul Bernardo set for parole bid after 25 years in prison

Killer-rapist Paul Bernardo set for parole bid after 25 years in prison

Paul Bernardo, whose very name became synonymous with sadistic sexual perversion, is expected to plead for release on Wednesday by arguing he has done what he could to improve himself during his 25 years in prison, mostly in solitary confinement.

Ford criticizes PM over pot, says cops need reliable equipment to test for pot

Ontario's premier is criticizing the federal government over cannabis a day before recreational pot becomes legal, saying police aren't equipped to reliably screen for drug-impaired driving.

Armed Forces soldier acquitted of sexually assaulting subordinate to face new trial

OTTAWA — An Armed Forces soldier acquitted of sexually assaulting a female subordinate has been ordered to stand trial again.
'It's like the gold rush,' some pot shops to stay open despite threat of prosecution

'It's like the gold rush,' some pot shops to stay open despite threat of prosecution

TORONTO — Hours after marijuana becomes legal, Toronto enforcement officers will fan out across the city looking for any illegal pot shops still open — the start of a cat-and-mouse game that is expected to play out over the next six months.
Canadians prepare to usher in legal pot with parties, protests and puffs

Canadians prepare to usher in legal pot with parties, protests and puffs

TORONTO — Trevor Pott doesn't consider himself a seasoned cannabis user, or part of the vocal community that has embarked on the decades-long battle to legalize recreational use.