OTTAWA – The Trudeau government is still wrestling with how to tax recreational pot, even as it indicates it’s poised to introduce long-awaited legalization legislation next month in advance of April 20 — the “Weed Day” popularly known as 4/20.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Monday that the feds “haven’t made enough progress” in terms of taxing marijuana and several other issues related to legalizing the drug.
WINNIPEG – Canada’s indigenous affairs minister says Manitoba child welfare should move away from rewarding the apprehension of children to focus more on keeping families together.
“If agencies get more money because they’ve apprehended more children, and the money is going to lawyers to apprehend more children, that isn’t where we want the money to go,” Carolyn Bennett said Monday after a funding announcement in Winnipeg.
By Mike Blanchfield and Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press
OTTAWA – Fewer Canadians are being turned away at the U.S. land border in recent months despite mounting concerns that Donald Trump’s immigration policies are making it much harder to cross, The Canadian Press has learned.
Refusals of Canadians at American land crossings dropped 8.5 per cent between October and the end of February compared with the same five-month period a year earlier, according to U.S. government statistics.