Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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P07 - (Finance-Ministers) OTTAWA. x-14s. Manitoba's finance minister says he's feeling rushed by the Trudeau government's July 2018 timeline for legalizing recreational marijuana. But federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau says his government is sticking to the deadline. At the same time, Morneau says he realizes some provinces are moving faster toward legalization than others, and he wants to work with all jurisdictions to come up with a revenue-sharing regime. ("..at this time.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The federal government introduced legislation in April with a goal of legalizing and regulating the use of recreational pot by July 1st, 2018. Morneau has signalled he wants pot taxation minimized to ensure the regulated market squeezes out illegal activity. …

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