New legislation doesn’t go far enough to bury past convictions for pot possession: experts

Experts are saying new federal cannabis legislation doesn’t go far enough in burying past convictions for simple possession of pot.The legislation would make it quicker and cheaper to get a pardon but critics say it won’t be enough to right decades of problems caused by cannabis criminalization.WATCH: Global News coverage of debate around pot possession […]

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Energy reform bill will fail if not accepted by Senate, granted royal assent by spring

The federal government’s promised overhaul of environmental evaluations for energy projects is poised for major Senate surgery.But the upper chamber must race to pass the bill before an election deadline sends it to the shredder.Bill C-69, the Impact Assessment Act, fulfills a Liberal campaign promise to change how major energy projects get reviewed for their […]

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Trudeau shuffles MacAulay, Monsef, Bibeau to new cabinet roles after Wilson-Raybould’s resignation

Three ministers from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s cabinet are taking on new roles amid the fallout of the SNC-Lavalin affair.Story continues below The mini cabinet shuffle follows the resignation of Jody Wilson-Raybould from cabinet last month in the wake of allegations that, while serving as attorney general, she was pressured to intervene and cut a […]

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