Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in as a U-S Supreme Court justice after the narrowest Senate confirmation in nearly 150 years.

Despite at least three separate allegations of sexual misconduct, Kavanaugh was confirmed 50-48.

Debra Ness, President of the National Partnership for Women And Families, says the U-S Senate has effectively told survivors of sexual violence that "they don't matter."

Protesters chanted outside the court building as Kavanaugh took his oath of office. (3)



With marijuana legalization set for October 17th, Indigenous communities across the country are capitalizing on it.

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake, just outside Montreal, has signed a non-binding agreement with Canada's largest cannabis firm, Canopy Growth, that could see the construction of a sprawling, state-of-the-art greenhouse.

The potential deal would see the First Nation host a four-thousand-650 square metre production facility, as well as a processing and packaging space nearly half that size. (3)



The Canadian Medical Association has resigned from the World Medical Association, accusing the international group's incoming president of plagiarizing his inaugural speech.

In a statement released yesterday, the C-M-A says it discovered that part of Dr. Leonid Eidelman's speech was taken from a speech by former C-M-A president Dr. Chris Simpson in 2014.

A spokesman for the W-M-A wrote in an email that Eidelman wasn't aware of the plagiarism because he used speech writers. …

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