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Toronto man gets 5 years in prison for claiming nearly $1M in tax refunds

TORONTO — A Toronto man has been sentenced to five years in prison for claiming nearly $1 million in Goods and Services Tax and Harmonized Sales Tax refunds to which he wasn't entitled.

Toronto police board approves donation of body armour for the force's K9 members

TORONTO — Police dogs in Toronto will be getting armoured vests designed to protect them from sharp weapons. The Toronto Police Services Board voted Thursday to accept an anonymous corporate donation of 18 of the vests.
Tragically Hip bandmates, Alex Trebek receive Order of Canada

Tragically Hip bandmates, Alex Trebek receive Order of Canada

OTTAWA — The members of the Tragically Hip and "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek were among the Order of Canada recipients to be honoured with medals on Friday. Kingston, Ont.
Statistics Canada says CPI for October up 1.4 per cent from year ago

Statistics Canada says CPI for October up 1.4 per cent from year ago

OTTAWA — The annual pace of inflation cooled in October as the cost of gasoline came back down after spiking higher in September when hurricane Harvey forced the shutdown of oil refineries in Texas.
Conservation service to free B.C. deer with purple hammock twined in its antlers

Conservation service to free B.C. deer with purple hammock twined in its antlers

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — Help is on the way for Hammy, the northwestern British Columbia buck whose unusual antler adornment has endeared him to area residents and turned him into an internet sensation.
Up in smoke: Calgary judge dismisses charges against Vancouver pot activist

Up in smoke: Calgary judge dismisses charges against Vancouver pot activist

CALGARY — A Calgary judge has dismissed all charges against a well-known Vancouver marijuana activist who had been accused of trafficking and drug possession. Dana Larsen was arrested following a public appearance in Calgary in April 2016.
Canada Mexico ready to engage on U.S. sticking point

Canada Mexico ready to engage on U.S. sticking point

MEXICO CITY — Canada and Mexico are prepared to engage the United States on one of its most contentious demands for NAFTA, in an early indication that proposals currently deemed non-starters could, in theory, be redesigned into something all three co
Alberta's proposed cannabis legislation includes mix of private and public sales

Alberta's proposed cannabis legislation includes mix of private and public sales

EDMONTON — The Alberta government plans to control the online sale of legalized marijuana but will leave over-the-counter sales to private operators.
Quebec felt heavy public pressure to table strict marijuana law: stakeholders

Quebec felt heavy public pressure to table strict marijuana law: stakeholders

MONTREAL — Public pressure on the Quebec government was so strong it had little choice but to table a strict bill on marijuana legalization that will give the province full control over the industry, stakeholders and business officials said Thursday.

Newly available drug could boost number of self-administered assisted deaths

OTTAWA — Only a tiny percentage of Canadians who've received medical assistance to end their lives has chosen to self-administer a lethal drug cocktail.