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'Keep our great country safe from all the weed,' Conservative critic pleads in Parliament poem

OTTAWA — With the Liberal cannabis legalization bill now being debated in the Senate, the Conservative Party’s health critic used poetry Friday to ask for sober second thought. 617 more words

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Peter Kent, Ontario MP, compares growing pot at home to ‘putting fentanyl on a shelf within reach of kids’

Conservative MP Peter Kent compared growing legal marijuana at home to leaving a powerful opioid within reach of a child.

Kent made the comment Tuesday in the House of Commons during a debate on the government’s plan to legalize pot next year. 499 more words

Politics

Liberal minister accused of using government resources to bolster father's school board campaign

A Calgary MP accused of misappropriating parliamentary resources has been flagged to authorities.

Kent Hehr, a rookie Liberal MP and cabinet minister, campaigned with his father, who ran a successful bid for the school board in last month’s… 729 more words

Canada

I Got To Attend The Travers Debates

I was afforded the coolest and most humbling opportunity yesterday, and I just really needed to write about it.

Every year here in Ottawa, there’s an event called The Travers Debates, a debate with politicians and journalists in support of the James Travers Fellowship, which honours the late Jim Travers and affords Canadian journalists the opportunity to go abroad to cover foreign affairs. 227 more words

Lifestyle

Justin Trudeau says anger over Omar Khadr case will ensure it never happens again

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s angry that the Canadian government paid out more than $10 million to Omar Khadr, the Canadian man who was held at Guantanamo Bay for a decade. 421 more words

Canada

COMMENTARY: It's getting hard to stomach all the political buck passing

Perhaps I’m just cranky and in need of a vacation. But the refusal of our elected leaders to take any responsibility for their own failures is grating on my nerves. 1,242 more words

Donald Trump

Controversial Khadr payout starts getting play in U.S. media with help from Conservative MP

By Alexander Panetta

WASHINGTON — The federal payout to Omar Khadr was a big story in some conservative U.S. media outlets Monday, after nearly two weeks in which it had garnered barely a whisper south of the border. 431 more words

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