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As Liberals prepare to legalize, Canadians facing pot charges left in limbo

Cannabis-related crimes continue to tie up police and court resources, but no timeline is in sight for Justin Trudeau's vow to free the weed.

Canadians with marijuana convictions call on Trudeau to offer pardons

VANCOUVER — Marcus Richardson is, in the eyes of the law, a criminal. Never mind that a judge ruled the six kilograms of cannabis police found in his car was for severely ill patients at a medical...

Wynne wants clear regulations on medical and recreational marijuana

Federal Liberals promised in this month's throne speech to "legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana."

Kinder Morgan makes final pitch for Trans Mountain expansion to energy board

"… the project must be weighed against the greater public interest," company lawyer Shawn Denstedt told the National Energy Board.

B.C. groups call for legalized marijuana to be sold in liquor stores

Responsible Marijuana Retail Alliance of B.C. partnership is pushing for pot to be available in liquor stores by Christmas 2016.

Rocker Neil Young supports Alberta's carbon tax, pleased by Liberal government

The singer-songwriter was in Vancouver on Monday to debut his high-resolution audio player and online store, under the PonoMusic brand, in Canada.

Trudeau win could send influx of foreign investment into Canadian cannabis space

San Francisco-based cannabis hedge fund is already mulling over boosting its Canadian holdings following Justin Trudeau's election win.

Will Trudeau stand up for Inuit fighting Big Oil?

Arctic town's struggle against seismic blasting will show if Trudeau's environmental and First Nations policies mark a real change from Stephen Harper's single-minded focus on fossil fuels.

A Multicultural “Calculation” for the Conservatives

Tories once used moral values to win over immigrants - but foreign-born Vancouverites are now choosing the NDP or Liberals - leaving the Conservatives trailing third.
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Elizabeth May makes impassioned speech against Bill C-51

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May gave an impassioned speech against the controversial Bill C-51 yesterday, which passed third reading despite significant political opposition and public...