Max Paris is a senior producer with CBC News based in Ottawa.
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'This is what buoys this town': B.C.'s small pot farmers fight for space in legal market
The legalization of marijuana in Canada threatens the livelihoods of thousands of people in B.C.'s Kootenay region, where small-scale cannabis operations account for an estimated 15 to 30 per cent of the local economy.
Compassionate care leave to expand up to 26 weeks starting Jan. 3
The Trudeau government is following through on a Conservative plan to extend compassionate care leave from six to 26 weeks on Jan. 3 and it plans to expand the number of people who can take advantage of the enriched employment insurance plan later in the year.
RCMP says 7 of 10 female aboriginal homicides committed by aboriginal offenders
Seventy per cent of the solved murders of aboriginal women were committed by people of aboriginal descent, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says in a letter to Grand Chief Bernice Martial of the Treaty Number 6 Nations.
Patrick Brazeau hit by alleged victim, defence lawyer suggests
The defence in suspended senator Patrick Brazeau’s assault and sexual assault case continued to challenge the credibility of the Crown’s main witness today in a courtroom in Gatineau, Que., suggesting she had struck Brazeau.
Patrick Brazeau's lawyer attacks credibility of alleged sex assault victim
The defence in suspended senator Patrick Brazeau's assault and sexual assault case attacked the credibility of the main witness today.
Amal Clooney wants Stephen Harper to 'pick up phone' to free Mohamed Fahmy
Amal Clooney, lawyer for Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, expressed frustration today over Canada's "sheepish" effort to free her client from his Cairo nightmare.
Missing and murdered aboriginal women inquiry a must, report says
Contrary to government assertions, violence against indigenous women and girls is a sociological phenomenon and, while it has been studied, many recommendations haven't been implemented, claims a new report on the issue of murdered and missing aboriginal women.
Stephen Harper, Mohamed Fahmy and the unmade phone call
The opposition continues to hammer away at the prime minister over his apparent indifference to the plight of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who is on trial in Egypt. But others aren't so sure Stephen Harper is really that disengaged.
Eve Adams's floor-crossing met with skepticism, poll suggests
Eve Adams jumped ship because the Tories didn't want her, say 36 per cent of respondents to an Abacus Data poll released today, while just 17 per cent accept her explanation that she felt uncomfortable with Prime Minister Stephen Harper's leadership.
Arctic mapping problems 'disappointing,' say opposition MPs
Opposition MPs say the lack of marine charts, navigation aids and ice-breaking services for the environmentally sensitive Arctic, revealed Tuesday in an audit by Environment Commissioner Julie Gelfand, are disappointing and a significant worry for those who study the North.
Thomas Mulcair says NDP ready to form truly progressive government
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair laid out his strategy for the new sitting of Parliament in his speech to his MPs today at their annual caucus meeting on Edmonton.
Franklin ship searchers recall 'Stanley Cup' moment of their discovery
Word that one of Sir John Franklin's ill-fated ships had been found came in an email to Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq Sunday night. But the dramatic final steps to that discovery began a week earlier. Searchers described the moment in a briefing Wednesday.
4 reasons why the Franklin discovery is important
The Canadian public might wonder what business its government has looking for the wreck of a 19th century ship in the Arctic. There are plenty of good explanations. Here are four.
Canada and EU sign co-operation treaty on crime, energy
Canada and the European Union have signed a joint strategic partnership agreement on areas including energy and law enforcement.
Mike Duffy and the bribery thing: Why a one-way charge?
Of all the 31 charges announced against Mike Duffy, the one that arguably stood out and generated the bulk of coverage was the lone charge of "bribery of a judicial officer." But how can you charge someone with accepting a bribe but no one with giving it?