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Ottawa planning to gather Inuit oral history on Franklin wrecks

OTTAWA—Parks Canada is launching a new initiative in Nunavut to collect and share the testimony of Inuit elders who have knowledge of the doomed Franklin expedition of 1845.

The project is seeking a contractor to conduct archival research and record interviews with Inuit elders with historical knowledge of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror shipwreck sites.

PCs using two-step verification system for online voting

TORONTO—Ontario Progressive Conservatives who want to help choose the party's next leader will have to prove their identity before they can participate in the vote.

The party said it is putting in place a two-step verification system to ensure the transparency of the online ballot, which is scheduled for early March.

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.