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Mandatory high heels banned

EDMONTON—Alberta has taken steps to ban employers from requiring people to wear high heels at work.

Labour minister Christina Gray said the province is amending the occupational health and safety code that currently allows employers to make high heels mandatory.

“Our government has the back of every worker and today we are also looking out for your feet,” Gray said Friday.

Indigenous councillor refuses oath to Queen

TORONTO—The Ontario government said yesterday it was looking into rules requiring all municipal councillors to pledge allegiance to the Queen after an indigenous councillor-elect refused to do so on Monday.

The issue arose in Hearst, Ont., where Gaetan Baillargeon said he was forced to vacate the seat he recently won in a general election because he wouldn't take the oath.

Manitoba pot stores complying with rules

WINNIPEG—Manitoba's cannabis regulator says stores in the province are following the rules of legalized recreational marijuana.

The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba said no retailers have been fined and only two cautions have been issued since sales were legalized in October.

One caution was for a broken lock on a storage unit, which was fixed.