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Here’s what’s on the agenda this week:
Coming soon: legal pot. The Trudeau government plans to table legislation this week that would set in motion the legalization of marijuana. The federal plan sparked controversy among some provinces, and an outspoken Tory leadership contender says she’d roll back legalization if elected—but the feds appear undeterred.
Trudeau’s recurring Bahamas problem. It’s the vacation debacle that just won’t fade away. The CBC reported that a Privy Council Office staffer travelled to the Aga Khan’s private island by chartered seaplane—not by helicopter, which the Prime Minister originally claimed was the only way he and his family could reach the Bahamas getaway. Don’t expect the opposition to let go of this story any time soon.
Fallout from the attack on Syria. Trudeau is calling on the Russians to give up their support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, and both the PM and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland now loudly oppose Assad’s continued hold on power. It’s all part of ratcheted-up rhetoric from the Liberals in the aftermath of the U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian airfield.
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