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11 more charges, 3 more victims in the unprecedented police case against Ottawa officer

LOCAL

Ottawa police have come out and said on Thursday that its sexual assault detectives have further charged Const. Eric Post, 47, with six counts of breach of trust by an official related to his job as a police officer, assault with a weapon, assault, two counts of criminal harassment and forcible confinement. This is now the most charges ever laid against an Ottawa police officer with 32. In the beginning, Post was charged with 21 different offences against four different woman. But in light of these charges, three more women have come forward to make their statements public.

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NATIONAL

Ontario government introduces legislation regulating recreational pot. The Ontario government has introduced legislation governing the licensing and regulation of the province’s private cannabis retail marketplace. The Provincial government has said it won’t put a limit on the number of pot shops once cannabis becomes legal. The Progressive Conservative government says the bill will also allow those over 19 to smoke recreational cannabis wherever the smoking of tobacco is permitted, loosening the rules put in place by the previous Liberal regime. The province says the proposed legislation would make the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario the regulator for the recreational pot marketplace. The agency would have the power to grant — and potentially revoke — licenses as well as enforce provincial rules on cannabis sales.

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INTERNATIONAL

Supreme Court Judge nominee Brett Kavanagh, his accuser of sexual assault, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified in front of the U.S. Senate to defend her case that Kavanagh assaulted her at a party in the 1980’s when the two were teenagers. Ford said she was “100 per cent” certain Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her – Supreme Court nominee denies it. The psychology professor’s allegations have gripped Washington and sent the Supreme Court nominee’s approval process into a tailspin. Ford alleges that a drunken, 17-year-old Kavanaugh forced her down on a bed, groped her and tried to take off her clothes during a high school gathering in the summer of 1982. She was 15 at the time.

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