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N.B. moves toward privatization of cannabis sales following losses in first year

N.B. moves toward privatization of cannabis sales following losses in first year

FREDERICTON — Citing significant financial losses and overly restrictive federal regulations, the New Brunswick government is looking for a private operator take over its distribution and sales of recreational cannabis.
Debates body left media 'in the dark' about accreditation criteria: judge

Debates body left media 'in the dark' about accreditation criteria: judge

OTTAWA — The commission overseeing leaders' debates during the federal election campaign left media outlets "in the dark" about the criteria for obtaining accreditation to cover the event, a judge says.
B.C. Chief Ed John faces historic sex charges: prosecution service

B.C. Chief Ed John faces historic sex charges: prosecution service

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Indigenous leader and outspoken advocate for children is facing sex-related charges dating back more than 40 years. The B.C. Prosecution Service says Ed John, a former leader of the First Nations Summit and former B.C.
1.8 million items of garbage strewn over Bay of Fundy bottom, study estimates

1.8 million items of garbage strewn over Bay of Fundy bottom, study estimates

HALIFAX — A survey estimates more than 1.8 million pieces of garbage are strewn over the bottom of the Bay of Fundy, prompting concerns about potential harm to marine life.
Nunavut government computer systems returning to normal after cyber attack

Nunavut government computer systems returning to normal after cyber attack

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The Nunavut government is slowly returning to normal nearly two weeks after its computer systems were paralyzed by a cyber attack.
Nova Scotia inquiry into deaths of former soldier and family to begin Monday

Nova Scotia inquiry into deaths of former soldier and family to begin Monday

HALIFAX — The fatality inquiry into the deaths of former Canadian soldier Lionel Desmond and his family will begin hearing evidence in Guysborough, N.S., on Monday.
NDP has more leverage with Libs because the Bloc not a national party: Singh

NDP has more leverage with Libs because the Bloc not a national party: Singh

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he believes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's only options to pass legislation in a minority Parliament are to work with his New Democrats or the Conservatives, dismissing the idea the Liberals could work with the
North American trade pact could be passed before year's end, Pelosi says

North American trade pact could be passed before year's end, Pelosi says

WASHINGTON — The most powerful Democrat in the United States Congress says she believes lawmakers on Capitol Hill could vote on the new North American free-trade agreement before the end of the year.

Electric cars, building retrofits in Yukon plan to fight climate change

WHITEHORSE — Yukon says it could turn to electric vehicles and building retrofits to help fight climate change.
Suspect arrested after documents stolen from Quebec immigration minister's car

Suspect arrested after documents stolen from Quebec immigration minister's car

QUEBEC — After a difficult few weeks that saw him forced to publicly apologize for his ill-fated immigration reforms, Quebec's immigration minister has had documents stolen from his government vehicle.