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Jim Bronskill

Dark web triggering illicit gun sales: RCMP

OTTAWA—Criminals are using the darker corners of the internet, hard-to-track digital currency, and creative shipping techniques to sell illicit guns to Canadians, the RCMP is warning.

The message comes as thousands of young people across North America demand an end to gun violence, and the Trudeau government moves to tighten laws on the licensing, sale, and tracing of firearms.

Short pot 'implementation phase' planned

OTTAWA—People shouldn't “jump to conclusions” about when they'll be able to buy marijuana legally as a key federal bill makes its way through Parliament, Public Safety minister Ralph Goodale says.

There will be an implementation phase that takes a “short period of time” after passage of the bill legalizing recreational marijuana use, Goodale noted yesterday.