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LCBO sees record sales

TORONTO—Ontarians drank billions of dollars of booze last year, with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario reporting record sales of $5.57 billion.

The LCBO said it marks the 21st-straight year of record sales, and that a $1.9-billion dividend was transferred to the Ontario government.

Feds reject motion to decriminalize pot

OTTAWA—Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith had a constituent come to his office last week seeking help for a problem he believes no longer should exist.

Erskine-Smith, who represents the Toronto riding of Beaches-East York, said the man had been charged with simple possession of seven grams of pot—something the Liberals have promised to legalize within the next couple of years.

Woman dead in dog attack

MONTREAL—The neighbour of a 55-year-old Montreal woman who died after apparently being attacked by a pit bull says he was shocked by what he saw.

Farid Benzenati said he arrived home from work at around 5 p.m. and noticed a dog playing with what he thought was “a large object” in the next backyard.

When he took a closer look, it was clear the object was a woman’s body.