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July 31, 2018 1:28 AM U.S. senators want investigations into allegations of immigrant abuse

WASHINGTON—The Republican chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee want federal investigators to examine allegations that immigrants have suffered sexual, physical and emotional abuse at two government agencies’ detention centres. Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and California’s Dianne Feinstein have written to the inspectors general 13

July 11, 2018 5:33 PM Republicans take ‘baby step’ in opposition to Trump’s tariffs

WASHINGTON — Republicans have made a gentle, symbolic move toward reining in President Donald Trump on tariffs. But it’s unclear whether they’re willing to go any further than that. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 88 to 11 on Wednesday to pass a non-binding motion in favour of giving Congress “a role” in deciding on tariffs imposed under a “national 13

June 27, 2018 10:24 PM American women could lose abortion rights after Supreme Court judge announces his retirement

Women in no-abortion states who still wanted to terminate their pregnancies would be forced to choose between travelling to liberal states, getting an illegal abortion, or reluctantly allowing the pregnancy to continue. “Women with money could get abortions no matter what the law said, because they could travel out of state or even out of the country 16

June 20, 2018 2:41 PM TSX surges to record high in late-morning trading

The strength on the Toronto market came as the influential energy, financial and materials sectors all traded higher. The health care group, which includes some of the country’s biggest marijuana companies, also headed higher. The Senate voted Tuesday to pass the government’s cannabis bill, paving the way for Canadians to be able to legally purchase 10

June 18, 2018 10:55 PM Marijuana bill goes back to Senate after House rejects 13 amendments

OTTAWA — The federal government’s bill to legalize recreational cannabis is on its way back to the Senate. The House of Commons has voted 205-82 to reject 13 amendments passed by the upper house, including one which would have authorized provinces to prohibit home cultivation of marijuana plants if they choose. Senators will now have to decide whether 15

June 13, 2018 10:22 PM Senate spares impaired immigrant drivers from ‘sledgehammer’ penalty

“If any of these permanent residents break the law in terms of drunk driving, then they should pay the price, like any other Canadian, because we cannot afford to jeopardize the lives of innocent people on the streets,” said Senator Ratna Omidvar, one of 47 senators who voted in majority for the amendment Tuesday evening. “But I don’t believe that permanent 13

June 8, 2018 3:43 PM Toronto stock index down as shares of cannabis producers decline

Canada’s main stock index is down moderately, with shares of two cannabis producers among the biggest losers. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 38.56 points to 16,154.22, after 90 minutes of trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 5.69 points to 25,235.72. The S&P 500 index was down 2.32 points to 2,768.05 and the Nasdaq 13

June 7, 2018 9:53 PM Senate prepares to vote on pot legalization bill tonight

OTTAWA—Senators are giving their final pitches for and against legalizing marijuana as they prepare to vote tonight on the Trudeau government’s landmark legislation to lift Canada’s 95-year-old prohibition on recreational cannabis. Bill C-45 appears likely to pass, despite the resolute opposition of the 32 Conservative senators and uneasiness among some independent 25

June 1, 2018 3:52 PM Family doctor, professor, Trudeau's new appointee to the Senate

Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia fled apartheid in Zimbabwe to settle in rural Newfoundland and Labrador Community leader, family doctor and university professor Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia has been appointed independent Senator to fill a vacancy in Newfoundland and Labrador. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the appointment today after a recommendation from the independent 73

May 30, 2018 8:40 PM Trump reportedly asked Jeff Sessions to reverse Russia probe recusal, drawing scrutiny from Mueller

President Donald Trump asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse his recusal from the Russia probe last spring in a conversation that is reportedly under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. The incident reportedly occurred in March 2017 at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, shortly after Sessions stepped aside amid reports that he had twice 20