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Manitoba Liberal Leadership Candidate Says Youth on Her Side

Manitoba Liberal Leadership Candidate Says Youth on Her Side

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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The race for the leadership of the Manitoba Liberal Party could soon get its first contestant. Cindy Lamoureux, who was first elected last April, has scheduled a news conference for Friday to announce her decision on a possible bid for the party’s top job. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, and Manitoba MLA Cindy Lamoureux, red coat, visits with staff at a local restaurant in Winnipeg, Thursday, January 26, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The first candidate to step forward for the Manitoba Liberal Party leadership launched her bid Friday by arriving at a news conference on a motorcycle and touting her youth as an asset.

Cindy Lamoureux, a 25-year-old political rookie first elected to the legislature last April, said she has the enthusiasm to build up a party that captured three seats in the last election.

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The High Road: Canada Embarks on Game-Changing Legal Marijuana Experiment

The High Road: Canada Embarks on Game-Changing Legal Marijuana Experiment

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press

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Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale, left to right, Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould, and Health Minister Jane Philpott announce changes regarding the legalization of marijuana during a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, April 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – The federal government is steering Canada into a bold and risky social experiment with proposed new laws legalizing recreational marijuana for those aged 18 and older — and stringent new criminal sanctions for those who break them.

The bundle of bills tabled Thursday in the House of Commons marks the start of a lengthy process which, once complete in July 2018, will usher in a dramatic cultural change, its ramifications reaching into nearly every aspect of Canadian society.

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Provinces Prepare for Tabling of Much-Anticipated Pot Legislation

Provinces Prepare for Tabling of Much-Anticipated Pot Legislation

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press

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The federal government introduces its long-awaited legislation to legalize pot across Canada on Thursday, a seismic policy shift that has provincial, territorial and municipal governments looking for something to hold on to. Flowering marijuana plants are pictured during a tour of Tweed in Smiths Falls, Ont., on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi says legalizing marijuana is already proving to be a “tremendous” undertaking for the provinces and territories — and it’s only going to get worse come Thursday.

That’s when the federal government introduces its long-awaited legislation to legalize pot across Canada, a seismic policy shift that has provincial, territorial and municipal governments looking for something to hold on to.

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Legal Pot Bill Could Require Logo, Brand-Free Packaging

Hiding in Plain Sight: Legal Pot Bill Could Require Logo, Brand-Free Packaging

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press

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Health Minister Jane Philpott stands during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Thursday, April 6, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

OTTAWA – Growers on the cusp of Canada’s nascent marijuana industry are bracing for Thursday’s long-awaited Liberal legislation on legal pot, which sources say is expected to require the newly unshackled drug to be sold only in plain, brand-free packaging.

The prospect of plain packaging, which tobacco manufacturers are also opposing, has pot producers warning the federal government that they won’t be able to compete with the black market without some form of branding.

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Trudeau Gets Called a Scumbag at a Winnipeg News Conference on Child Care

Trudeau Gets Called a Scumbag at a Winnipeg News Conference on Child Care

By The Canadian Press

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Heckler Josh Sigurdson is escorted out of the room as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a YMCA-YWCA day care centre in Winnipeg, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Trudeau was in Winnipeg to highlight their plan to spend $7 billion over 10 years to create more child care spaces across Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Justin Trudeau’s news conference at a Winnipeg daycare was interrupted by a protester who called the prime minister a scumbag.

Staff from the Prime Minister’s Office say the man gained entry to the event claiming to be a member of the “world alternative media.”

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PM Promoting Money for Parks, Conservation Areas, Canada Trail

PM Promoting Money for Parks, Conservation Areas, Canada Trail

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks with Sheldon Lambert, Conservation manager with Parks Canada at the Landon bay in the Thousand Island National park in Gananoque, Ont., on Tuesday March 28, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg)

GANANOQUE, Ont. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising government money for parks, conservation areas and the completion of the Trans Canada trail.

He’s in Thousand Islands National Park promoting measures outlined in last week’s budget.

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Question of How Best to Tax Legal Pot Still a Long Way Off, Morneau Suggests

Question of How Best to Tax Legal Pot Still a Long Way Off, Morneau Suggests

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press

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A man lights a marijuana joint as he participates in the 4/20 protest on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, April 20, 2015. Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the Liberal government has not decided how to tax marijuana, but is instead focused on making sure it stays out of the hands of children and criminals. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

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.

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Manitoba Liberals Choosing New Leader in October

Manitoba Liberals Choosing New Leader in October

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Interim Liberal leader Judy Klassen and MLA for Kewatinook (MANITOBALIBERALS.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Liberal Party will choose its new leader in October as it continues to rebuild.

Nominations for the October 21 leadership contest in Winnipeg will open on May 15.

Judy Klassen has been the party’s interim leader since Rana Bokhari stepped down following last spring’s election where she failed to win a seat.

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Letters from Students Prompt Trudeau’s Visit to Winnipeg School

Letters from Students Prompt Trudeau’s Visit to Winnipeg School

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The city of vancouver is shown in the background as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours a tugboat in Vancouver Harbour, Tuesday, Dec.20, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

WINNIPEG — Letters written by students at Robert H. Smith School to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prompted the visit scheduled for later today.

Students took part in a letter-writing project last December and invited the PM to talk to students about active citizenship and leadership.

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Trudeau in Winnipeg Thursday for Town Hall

Trudeau in Winnipeg Thursday for Town Hall

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a town hall in Sherbrooke, Que. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

WINNIPEG — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will land in Winnipeg later this week for a town hall as part of his cross-Canada tour.

Trudeau will speak at the University of Winnipeg’s Duckworth Centre at 3:30 p.m. The original plan was for Trudeau to attend the Caboto Centre on Wilkes Avenue, but an overwhelming demand for tickets required a larger venue.

His grassroots tour is to allow Trudeau the opportunity to “remain connected with Canadians and engage with them across the country, at home in their communities.”

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