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Talking to kids about pot is changing

TORONTO—Parents are changing the way they talk to their kids about cannabis post-legalization as weed has become a more visible part of daily life across the country.

Ashleigh Brown, founder of SheCann, which allows Canadian women to share their experiences using medical cannabis, said talking to kids about marijuana shouldn't be a one-time “talk.”

Province slashes funding for student programs

TORONTO—The Ontario government is slashing millions of dollars in funding for programs that are aimed at providing students with extra skills and support, leaving school boards to figure out how students will be affected.

A spokeswoman for Education minister Lisa Thompson said $25 million was slashed from the budget after the government reviewed the “Education Programs—Other” fund.