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Customers raise concerns over 'excessive' legal cannabis packaging

Customers raise concerns over 'excessive' legal cannabis packagingSome buyers are complaining the bulky packaging for newly legalized cannabis is environmentally unfriendly, but producers say government guidelines are to blame. Greg MacLean, who bought marijuana from the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation last week, says he was shocked to see how much packaging was used for four grams: two plastic containers, two cardboard boxes, and clear plastic casing, all enclosed in a brown paper bag. The 37-year-old medical user says the packaging is overkill, and he never saw this amount of packaging when he ordered online from dispensaries.


Trudeau, McKenna to announce compensation for federal carbon plan

Trudeau, McKenna to announce compensation for federal carbon planCanadians will soon find out exactly how they will be compensated for the upcoming federal carbon tax. The Canadian Press has learned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Toronto on Tuesday with Environment Minister Catherine McKenna where they will unveil a long-promised rebate plan and will announce which provinces will be subject to a federally-imposed price on pollution. Provinces that don't meet the federal standard of having a carbon price of at least $20 per tonne of emissions by January 1 will have Ottawa's plan forced on them.


Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur waives right to preliminary hearing

Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur waives right to preliminary hearingAlleged serial killer Bruce McArthur was ordered Monday to stand trial on eight counts of first-degree murder after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing in a rare legal move. The 67-year-old self-employed landscaper, who is accused of killing eight men with ties to Toronto's gay village, shuffled to the prisoner's box in a packed Toronto courtroom, his head bowed and avoiding eye contact with the family members of his alleged victims. Looking significantly different from when he was arrested in January — having lost weight, shaved his goatee and cropped his hair short — McArthur said nothing while his lawyer, James Miglin, confirmed his client's agreement to skip the preliminary inquiry.


N.B. village faces backlash after council raises 'straight flag'

N.B. village faces backlash after council raises 'straight flag'A small New Brunswick village is facing a public backlash after its municipal council raised a "straight flag" over the weekend. Atkinson spoke Sunday to the importance of celebrating everyone in the community and said the council previously voted to raise the rainbow flag representing the LGBTQ community. Chipman's office assistant, Janette Fanjoy, said today the rainbow flag was raised for the week of June 24, and the straight flag has also been scheduled to fly for one week.


Jail recommended for police officer after high-speed crash kills boy

Jail recommended for police officer after high-speed crash kills boyThe provincial police officer who crashed into a car at high speed and killed a 5-year-old boy during a surveillance operation will likely be sentenced to jail time. The Crown and the defence submitted a joint proposal to the court today in Longueuil, Que. recommending that Patrick Ouellet be given an eight-month sentence. The police officer addressed the court today, expressing his sympathy to family members of Nicolas, who were in the courtroom.


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