Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Ontario News Advisory for Friday, Sept 8

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Ontario News Advisory for Friday, Sept 8

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Top Ontario News Advisory

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Good afternoon from the Ontario desk!

Here are the top Ontario news stories from The Canadian Press as of 2:30 p.m. ET. Entries are subject to change as news develops.

Advisories will move on the wire around 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET on weekdays and will also be sent to editors by email. If you'd like to be added to the email list (or removed) please contact Merita Ilo, Ontario bureau chief, or Diana Mehta, Ontario news editor, at diana.mehta@thecanadianpress.com or 416-507-2067.

TOP NEWS

Pot to be sold in 150 LCBO stores in Ontario

Ont-Marijuana-Sales

TORONTO -- Ontario plans to sell marijuana in as many as 150 dedicated stores run by the province's liquor control board after Ottawa legalizes its recreational use next summer, the Liberal government announced Friday.Those looking to purchase marijuana when it becomes legal across the country will be subject to the same age and usage restrictions currently in place for alcohol, said Attorney General Yasir Naqvi. The process of purchasing recreational cannabis will closely mimic the one currently in place at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. PHOTO. By Shawn Jeffords. Will be updated.

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Canopy Growth welcomes Ontario pot sale plan

Marijuana-Ontario-Business

TORONTO -- The Ontario government's plan to sell and distribute recreational pot strictly through a network of government-operated stores is being welcomed by one of largest licensed marijuana producers.Canopy Growth (TSX:WEED) president Mark Zekulin says the plan announced by the province today to have the Liquor Control Board of Ontario operate up to 150 stand-alone marijuana stores by 2020 and sell online is a good step towards eliminating the black market for pot. Will be updated. Moves Business and Ontario.

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Ontario Liberal bribery trial enters Day 2

Ont-Byelection-Trial

SUDBURY -- A man at the centre of bribery allegations against two Ontario Liberals says he believed they were offering him opportunities within the party and not government appointments.Pat Sorbara, the Ontario Liberal Party CEO at the time of the allegations, and Gerry Lougheed, a local Liberal fundraiser, are facing bribery charges under the Election Act. …

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