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Source: Global News

Can the Conservatives reverse cannabis legalization?

Today 18:09 GMT

Backlogs, shortages plague first week of legalization. Rielle Capler, a PhD cannabis policy researcher at University of British Columbia, agrees that it would be a very uphill battle for the Conservatives to reverse cannabis legalization in 2019.

Now that cannabis is legal and the nascent industry is being awakened on many different fronts, is there any chance that Conservatives would actually be able to reverse legalization?

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Source: Global News

Ontario PCs will table bill to strip returning extremist fighters of license, benefits

Today 09:53 GMT

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government will table a bill next week that strips returning terrorists of their driver’s licenses and benefits, Premier Doug Ford and MP Dave Smith confirmed on Twitter. “If you leave Canada to go fight for ISIS, you should not be welcomed back with open arms. Since Justin Trudeau doesn’t seem to take this seriously, MPP @DaveSmithPtbo is taking action to send a message that there are consequences for leaving Ontario to commit indefensible crimes,” Ford tweeted Friday night.

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Source: Fox News

Africa’s youngest billionaire freed 9 days after being kidnapped

Today 11:44 GMT

The man described as Africa’s youngest billionaire announced on Saturday he is free more than a week after he was abducted from a luxury hotel in Tanzania.

His net worth is believed to be around $1.5 billion, according to Forbes and is the 17th richest man in Africa, according to Reuters. Dewji, 43, did not go into details about the Oct. 11 abduction or what led to his release.

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Source: DW

Africa's youngest billionaire returns home after kidnapping: company

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Mohammed Dewji, the CEO of the METL Group and Africa's youngest billionaire, has returned home safely, the family company he runs has announced.

Dewji, who has been described as Africa's youngest billionaire, was abducted by gunmen outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania's economic capital Dar es Salaam last week. As one of Tanzania's most prominent businessmen, Dewji's abduction caused major consternation in the east African country.

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Source: CBS News

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker suspends campaign, endorses Democrat Mark Begich

Saturday 15:25 GMT

"Yesterday, I apologized on behalf of the State of Alaska for the wrongs committed against the Alaska Native people throughout our history, because I believed that was best for Alaska," Walker said. "My expectation is that this work critical to the healing of historical trauma and unifying all Alaskans will be undone in a Dunleavy administration.

Alaskans deserve a choice other than Mike Dunleavy, whose record and campaign rhetoric indicate he will: eliminate Medicaid Expansion that has provided healthcare access to 44,000 Alaskans, created jobs and brought $1 billion federal dollars into the Alaskan economy while decreasing State healthcare expenditures by $16 million, kept hospitals from closing, and saved lives; defund the Alaska LNG Gasline project that has made historic progress, will create 12,000 high paying construction jobs, 88,000 direct and indirect jobs and deliver low cost energy to our homes and businesses; undo the bipartisan approved sustainable fiscal plan that has resulted in fiscal stability, significantly reduced the deficit, improved our credit rating and preserved the PFD program into perpetuity; cause our most vulnerable to suffer the brunt of the additional $1 billion in budget cuts he vows to make to education, rural Alaska and those receiving healthcare.

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Source: Global News

Liberals to introduce changes to bestiality law in bill to crack down on animal cruelty

Friday 08:05 GMT

WATCH BELOW: New proposed bill aims to close loopholes in Canadian Animal Protections act. There have been two attempts in the last two years to reform Canadian animal welfare laws, which followed a controversial decision by the Supreme Court in June 2016 to limit the crime of bestiality to acts that specifically involve penetration between a person and an animal.

She tried to get MPs to agree to amend the definition of bestiality to “any contact by a person, for a sexual purpose, with an animal.”

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Source: Common Domain

Bill Gates: How Paul Allen Changed My Life

Friday 08:05 GMT

Gates describes the moment Allen showed him a new computer called the Altair 8800, which marked the end of Gates’s college career and the beginning of Microsoft

Later, when I was a student at Harvard, I got in trouble for letting Paul use the campus computer lab without permission.) Even in high school, before most people knew what a personal computer was, Paul predicted that chips would get super-powerful and would eventually give rise to a whole new industry.

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Source: CTV

Feds to ban all forms of bestiality, crack down on animal fighting

Friday 16:22 GMT

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has tabled a new piece of legislation that amends the Criminal Code to crack down on bestiality and animal fighting offences.

Bill C-84 proposes a new definition of bestiality in the Criminal Code as "any contact, for a sexual purpose with an animal," and prohibits all forms of this illegal behaviour. The new legislation also expands the offences around animal fighting to include a wide range of activities associated with the fighting or baiting of animals or birds.

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Source: CBS News

#MeToo founder says Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky was "absolutely an abuse of power"

Friday 04:15 GMT

Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, said the affair between President Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky was "absolutely an abuse of power." Burke gave an interview to The Root days after Hillary Clinton told CBS 'Sunday Morning" she did not find her husband's actions to be an abuse of power.

"When I think about the things that Hillary Clinton said about the Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton affair not being an abuse of power, that is just tragic and it's wrong," said Burke in a video released by The Root Tuesday. "You're talking about an age dynamic but you're also talking about the president of the United States.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte