Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 5:35 AM ET

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National Audio 5:35 AM ET

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NAT045 - (Cda-Mexico-Bus-Crash) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-08s. The Trudeau government is confirming at least one Canadian family has been affected by a deadly bus crash in eastern Mexico. Global Affairs Canada says only that it is providing consular assistance. At least 12 people were killed and about 20 others injured Tuesday when a bus carrying cruise-ship passengers flipped over on a narrow highway while heading to Mayan ruins. Carrie Vanrenterghem (van-RENT'-eh-gam), from Oregon was on a bus directly in front of the one that crashed. She saw the bus being towed away on her way back from the Mayan ruins. ("..hard to see.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises says passengers from two of its ships -- the Celebrity Equinox and Serenade of the Seas -- were involved in the crash. --

NAT046 - (YEAR-Medical-Cannabis) WATERLOO, Ont. x-20s. Patients who use cannabis as a therapy and their advocates are fuming over Ottawa's intention to charge the same excise tax for both recreational and medical marijuana. The plan would add one dollar of excise tax per gram of cannabis or 10 per cent of the final retail price, whichever is higher. Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana has been lobbying the Liberal government to nip the idea of taxing medicinal cannabis in the bud. Founder Jonathan Zaid says no other prescription pharmaceutical is subject to taxation. ("..reliable supply.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The Liberal government has suggested that lower taxation levels on medical cannabis might lead some recreational users to try to get cheaper pot through a doctor's prescription, possibly by faking illness.

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NAT047 - (US-Congress-Taxes) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-32s. (Dave Packer) In a late night vote, U-S Senate Republicans passed the trillion-dollar tax-reform bill. …

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