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Canada watching Iraq and cannabis edibles; In The News for Jan. 6

Canada watching Iraq and cannabis edibles; In The News for Jan. 6

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Jan. 6. What we are watching in Canada ...
Diane Ford, mother of Rob and Doug Ford, dies at 85, premier's office says

Diane Ford, mother of Rob and Doug Ford, dies at 85, premier's office says

TORONTO — Diane Ford, the mother of Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the late Toronto mayor Rob Ford, has died at the age of 85. The premier's office said the Ford matriarch died in her Etobicoke home on Sunday, surrounded by family. "Mrs.
Plans for Cdns unclear after Iraq lawmakers call for expulsion of foreign troops

Plans for Cdns unclear after Iraq lawmakers call for expulsion of foreign troops

OTTAWA — Canada is closely monitoring developments after Iraq's parliament called for the expulsion of foreign troops from the country, a spokesman for Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said.
MLA calls for poems by man who murdered Indigenous woman to be pulled from website

MLA calls for poems by man who murdered Indigenous woman to be pulled from website

A Manitoba legislator is calling on Canadians to contact the federal heritage minister to remove two poems, written by the killer of an Indigenous woman, from the Parliamentary Poet Laureate website.
Passengers removed from WestJet aircraft after it skids off Halifax runway

Passengers removed from WestJet aircraft after it skids off Halifax runway

HALIFAX — A passenger jet skidded off the end of a runway at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport during a snowstorm on Sunday, but a spokeswoman for WestJet said there were no injuries.
New cannabis products may not eat into black market, experts say

New cannabis products may not eat into black market, experts say

TORONTO — The arrival of legal cannabis edibles, vapes and other products in Ontario won't necessarily meet the government's stated goal of cutting into the black market, according to industry observers.
Bryan Brulotte launches effort Monday to win Conservative leadership

Bryan Brulotte launches effort Monday to win Conservative leadership

OTTAWA — When it comes to potential candidates for Conservative leadership, Bryan Brulotte isn't exactly an outsider. He's been involved in conservative politics for nearly three decades.

Slain dad among Canadians awarded bravery, meritorious service medals

OTTAWA — A Nunavut man who was mauled to death while protecting his kids from a rare polar bear attack has been awarded a posthumous Star of Courage by Canada's governor general.
Canadian aid worker Peter Dalglish set to appeal child sex conviction in Nepal

Canadian aid worker Peter Dalglish set to appeal child sex conviction in Nepal

TORONTO — A prominent Canadian aid worker convicted of sexually assaulting two children in Nepal is set to argue he was the victim of a police conspiracy and unfair trial. In legal materials ahead of his appeal, expected to be heard Jan.
China-Canada relations hang in the balance as Meng extradition case to heat up

China-Canada relations hang in the balance as Meng extradition case to heat up

VANCOUVER — The international spotlight will be turned on British Columbia's Supreme Court this month as Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou's extradition hearing is set to begin, more than a year after her arrest shattered Canada-China relations.