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Economy, Health, Politics

Cannabis in Canada, a $7 billion dollar industry in 2019

A new report says Canadians could spend up to $7 billion on cannabis products in 2019 once recreational use becomes legal. The study indicates that cannabis use could increase because of legalisation. However, the report indicates that even after legalisation,» 

Trees up to 1,000 years old being felled by logging companies in spite of rules against it

Economy, Environment, Politics, Society

The fall of giants: irreplaceable trees logged

(public commenting open on all RCI stories-scroll to bottom) These are some of the biggest, oldest living creatures that have ever existed in Earth’s history. It’s ethically wrong, it’s ecologically destructive”, Ken Wu, executive director, Ancient Forest Alliance After decades» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Kathleen Wynne concedes defeat in upcoming Ontario election

Kathleen Wynne, the current premier and leader of the provincial Liberal Party, conceded defeat on Saturday, acknowledging that voters appear to so strongly dislike her, that she felt she needed “to get out of the way”. On Saturday, Wynne made» 

Economy, International, Politics

Steelmakers press Ottawa to slap tariffs on U.S. steel immediately

Canadian steelmakers would like Ottawa to retaliate against punitive U.S. tariffs on steel imports from Canada as quickly as possible, says the president of the steel industry’s association. Joseph Galimberti, president of the Canadian Steel Producers Association, says it’s important that» 

Economy, Society

Egg sales soar with all-day breakfast boom

Egg sales are increasing across Canada as more fast-food chains add all-day breakfast sandwiches to their menu. Tim Horton‘s, the once iconic Canadian brand, is following the lead of McDonalds and A&W in offering the egg meal around the clock,» 


Maple syrup harvest is down due to poor weather

Maple syrup producers in the province of Quebec say they have had a poor season and will have to tap into reserves to keep prices down and avoid shortages. Quebec produces about 72 per cent of the world’s maple syrup,» 

Economy, Environment, Health

Scientists and NGOs call for ban on class of pesticide

International and domestic call to ban neonicotinoids This week more than 200 scientists from several countries around the world have written an open letter calling for international action to end the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, known commonly as “neonics”. The» 

Economy, International, Politics

From ball pens to bourbon: A look at Canada’s strategic tariff retaliation strategy

At first sight the list of American products targeted by Canadian retaliatory tariffs that will come into effect on July 1 seems rather eclectic. The items listed in Ottawa’s response to U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum cover a» 

Economy, Environment, Society

Severe storms incite insurers to warn homeowners

Insurance companies are paying out so much money for damage caused by climate-change-related storms that they are asking homeowners to take precautions. They suggest people make sure their roofs are in good condition and that they maintain their properties on» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada hits back at U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs with $16.6B countermeasures

Canada is countering “a very bad” move by the Trump administration to slap punishing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports by imposing dollar-for-dollar tariffs of its own on everything on from steel products to playing cards and ball point pens.»