Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

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(Senate-Cannabis)(Audio:03)

Independent Senator Tony Dean says history was made in the Senate last night with the passage of the Trudeau government's bill that will make Canada the first industrialized country to legalize recreational cannabis.

Dean says he's proud of Canada, calling Bill C-45 "progressive social policy."

Senators passed the bill 52 to 29 with two abstentions, meaning Canadians are another step closer to buying and consuming pot recreationally.

The bill now just needs royal assent to become law, and then the provinces will take two to three months to get things ready to regulate the new legal pot regime. (4)

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(US-Trump-Immigration-Politics)

U-S President Donald Trump sees his immigration policy as a winner with voters ahead of midterm elections this November, in spite of controversy over the government separating children and parents at the border with Mexico.

While the White House signalled Trump may be open to a narrow fix to deal with the problem of separations at the border, Trump yesterday defended his hard-line views by saying -- quote -- ``You have to stand for something,"

Former Trump senior adviser Steve Bannon thinks standing firm on immigration is one of Trump's best moments and a "profile in courage."(4)

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(US-Human-Rights)

The European Union says the Trump administration's decision to pull the U-S out of the U-N-backed Human Rights Council "risks undermining the role of the U-S as a champion and supporter of democracy on the world stage."

In announcing America's early withdrawal from its three-year term on the elected 47-country body, U-S Ambassador to the U-N Nikki Haley accused the council of having what she called a "chronic bias against Israel.'' (4)

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(BC-Oler-Appeal)

A Crown-appointed special prosecutor is set to ask B-C's Court of Appeal today to overturn the acquittal of a former leader of a polygamous community, who was found not guilty of taking a girl across the border for a sexual purpose. …

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