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B.C. Releases Plan For Legal Marijuana

VICTORIA — British Columbia has become the latest province to outline its plan for regulating recreational marijuana, announcing Tuesday that pot sales would be allowed through both public and private stores to buyers who are at least 19 years old. The age of consumption, purchase and possession of marijuana will be consistent with alcohol and tobacco laws, Solicitor General Mike ...

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau Threatens Tories With Legal Action

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Bill Morneau is threatening to take the Conservatives to court after the official Opposition peppered him with questions about a stock sale that occurred before he introduced pension legislation in the House of Commons. Morneau calls the insinuations by Tory finance critic Pierre Poilievre “absurd” and says they have “no basis in any sort of … ...

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US sports leagues are hedging their bets on legal gambling

WASHINGTON (AP) In court, all four major U.S. sports leagues are fighting New Jersey’s challenge to the federal ban on sports gambling, which the Supreme Court will hear next month. Outside of court, leaders of three of the four leagues have made public comments that suggest they wouldn’t mind losing the case. Only the NFL has been steadfast in its ...

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B.C. Needs To Step In So Everyone Has Equal Access To Legal Services

British Columbia needs a universal lawyer access program. This means anyone can afford a lawyer. How would this work? The law society could be mandated by the provincial government to negotiate a fee guide for lawyers just like dentists and doctors. Citizens could purchase insurance to cover their legal fees. People with low incomes could have their legal premiums waived ...

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Vic Toews, Ex-Tory Minister, Gives Up Legal Challenge Of Ethics Watchdog's Ruling

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Judge Vic Toews has dropped his court challenge of a federal ethic’s commissioner ruling that found he violated the Conflict of Interest Act when he received money from two Manitoba First Nations. A Federal Court document shows Toews, a former federal Conservative cabinet minister, filed a notice of discontinuance earlier this month. Federal… HuffPost Canada – Athena2 ...

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Alberta Passes Gay-Straight Alliance Bill, Closes Legal Loopholes

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s government has passed a bill strengthening rules around gay-straight alliances in schools. The NDP used its majority in the house today to pass Bill 24 in third and final reading. The bill closes loopholes the government says some schools have be… HuffPost Canada – Athena2 – All Posts PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER AT END ...

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David Stern on weed: NBA should 'let you do what is legal in your state'

Cannabis advocates have an unlikely new supporter: former NBA commissioner David Stern. “I think (the NBA has) to change the collective bargaining agreement and let you do what is legal in your state,” Stern said in an interview with cannabis entrepreneur and former NBA player Al Harrington for UNINTERRUPTED. [embedded content] Stern, who held the top le… NBA | theScore ...

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