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Ford puffs on pot debate

TORONTO -- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he questions why the federal government wouldn't decriminalize marijuana.

The mayor was asked about the issue Thursday on a Washington, D.C.-based radio show called The Sports Junkies, before making some football predictions.

Ford, who has previously said he has smoked "a lot" of marijuana, said decriminalization likely won't happen in Canada as long as the Conservatives are in power. But he says he has questioned that policy, saying "Why wouldn't they at least decriminalize it and try to get revenue from it?"

Ford also told the radio hosts he did indeed give his wife money for Christmas -- $5,000 to be exact.

The mayor says he took some flak for his comment during his last call to the show he would give his wife cash for Christmas because "women love money, but she was "really happy" with the present.

 

Ads target cyberbullying

HALIFAX -- The federal government is spending $4 million on a television and Internet advertising campaign to raise awareness about cyberbullying and the looming legal consequences of using intimate images to torment people online.

Justice Minister Peter MacKay said the Stop Hating Online campaign, launched Thursday at a school in Halifax, will begin by explaining to parents how cyberbullying can cross the line into criminal activity.

Next month, a second phase of the campaign will encourage youth to take action against cyberbullying.

The federal government introduced a bill in November that would make it illegal to distribute "intimate images" without the consent of the person depicted.

 

-- The Canadian Press

 

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 10, 2014 A16

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