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Five stories in the news today, Sept. 4

Five stories in the news today, Sept. 4 from The Canadian Press:

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SUPREME COURT TO HAND DOWN RULING TODAY

A group of Ecuadorian villagers will find out today if they can use the Canadian courts to sue Chevron. The Supreme Court of Canada will rule today on a challenge from Chevron of a lower court ruling that said the villagers could seek damages in the Canadian courts. The villagers are seeking billions in damages for environmental contamination.

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TWEED MARIJUANA ACQUIRES MEDCANNACCESS

Tweed Marijuana Inc. (TSXV:TWD) has agreed to buy MedCannAccess in an all-stock deal that will allow the medical marijuana producer to connect with its clients face-to-face via three community access centres in Ontario. Tweed will also acquire from MedCannAccess a 33 per cent stake in CannScience Innovations Inc., a health science research company based out of the MaRS Centre in Toronto that is working with marijuana extracts to provide precise, standardized doses of medicinal cannabis.

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POLICE AND POLITICS: A GREY LEGAL AREA

The uproar this week over a police inspector's role in an online video endorsing the Newfoundland and Labrador premier is raising questions about rights and acceptable restrictions.Premier Paul Davis, a former police constable, at first defended the appearance of Insp. Todd Barron. The series of testimonials from supporters — interspersed with cuts of Davis jogging and making phone calls — included Barron describing Davis as a tenacious "normal guy doing an important job."

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ALBERTA BYELECTION VICTORY GOES TO WILDROSE

Moments after messing up the NDP's momentum with a provincial byelection win in Calgary on Thursday night, the Opposition Wildrose encouraged its members to readjust their sights to the federal vote and a victory for Conservative Leader Stephen Harper.Wildrose Leader Brian Jean, a former Conservative MP under Harper, told party supporters to take a short breather before getting back to the campaign grind.

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PC LEADER PATRICK BROWN WINS ONTARIO BYELECTION

Ontario's Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown sailed to an easy victory in a provincial byelection Thursday, ensuring he will have a seat in the legislature when it resumes in a little over a week. Brown, formerly a Conservative MP in nearby Barrie, won the party leadership in May. He resigned his federal seat but spent the last few weeks of the legislative session as a leader sidelined without a seat in the house.

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The Canadian Press

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