Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Seventh NewsWatch-

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A national centre that works to protect children from online sexual exploitation is getting a 4.1-million dollar funding boost from the federal government.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced this morning that the Canadian Centre for Child Protection will receive the funding over five years.

Goodale calls the sexual exploitation of children a horrible crime that causes long-lasting harm to its victims. (7)



Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her province is actively preparing measures to get the federal government to step up and resolve a trade dispute with British Columbia.

Notley announced yesterday that her province is banning imports from B-C wineries effective immediately, calling it a good step to waking B-C up to the fact that it can't attack her province's energy industry without a response.

Last week, B-C announced it plans to limit how much diluted bitumen can be shipped from the coast in a growing dispute over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. (7)



It's still not clear if you'll be able to walk into a store this July and buy recreational pot.

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor has told senators the government is on track to legalize recreational pot in July, but after the bill receives royal assent, the provinces and territories will need another eight to 12 weeks to prepare for retail sales.

Senator Jim Munson attempted to get some clarity, asking if the actual sale of marijuana will not occur until eight to 12 weeks after July 1st.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale would only say the government's goal is this summer in a -- quote -- "orderly fashion with all the pieces sequenced in the right order so that they are effective. …

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