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Liberals table bill that would repeal mandatory minimums for some drug, gun crimes

The federal government has introduced a bill in the House of Commons that would repeal mandatory minimum penalties for drug offences and some gun-related crimes. It would allow a judge to exercise discretion in imposing sentences that relate to the facts of the case, including considerations of the individual's experience with systemic racism and whether they pose a risk to public safety.

Chinese envoy urges Canada to approve Huawei for 5G, says concerns are U.S. ploy

Chinese Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu is calling on the federal government to ignore 'invented' warnings from the U.S. about the threat posed by Chinese telecom giant Huawei. Canada remains the only member of the so-called Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance that has yet to decide on whether to let Huawei participate in Canada's 5G network.

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