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Economy, Health, International

Canadians: Longer work days, shorter work week

Undoubtedly if you asked, people would like to work fewer hours, and have more time off. In times past, people thought that by our present time a shorter work week was bound to happen. In spite even of relatively recent» 

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

Cannabis law approved: legal October 17, 2018

Cannabis consumption will be legal in Canada on October 17th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this afternoon. Canada’s upper chamber, the Senate, approved Bill C-45, last night by a vote of 52-29 vote with two abstentions. The proposed bill had gone» 

Health, Society

Opioid deaths increase 34 per cent

The government of Canada will severely restrict the marketing of prescription opioids to doctors after nearly 4,000 Canadians died in 2017 of overdose linked to this class of drugs. That was an increase from about 3,000 in 2016. The most» 

Economy, Health, International

Cannabis legalization stalled in the Senate

Cannabis legalization was to be a landmark change in Canadian society on this upcoming Canada Day. It was one of the policies of the now-ruling Liberal government during the 2015 federal election campaign. The holiday will come and go, however,» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Society

Horse-drawn Montreal calèches will soon be nothing but history

They’ve been around since the 18th Century, but Montreal’s famed horse-drawn carriages known as calèches will become a thing of the past by the end of next year. Meanwhile, pit bull dogs–maligned and feared by many, banned in 2016, then» 

Health, International, Politics, Society

Jody Negley has a road map for Montrealers who want to help disabled people navigate their hometown

How many of us have walked down a city street and helped someone overcome some physical hurdle? Plenty of us, I would wager. How many of us have walked down a city street and looked the other way? A lot» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Health myths debunked in new book

At a time when so many people believe crazy things they read on the internet, a McGill University professor has written a book to explain science and why people should put their faith in that instead. No, explains Joe Schwarcz,» 

Economy, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Cannabis inspired beer in Manitoba

With the prospect of recreational use of marijuana becoming legal, companies are eagerly seeking new opportunities in a basically brand new market, and one potentially worth billions of dollars Now two companies in the western prairie province of Manitoba have» 

Health, Politics, Society

Canadian military facing legalised cannabis challenges

(scroll to bottom to submit public comments -these will be added after moderating) Marijuana: no complete ban on use by military personal In appearing before a Senate defence committee in February of this year Canada’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)» 

Economy, Health, International

Wild west food at the Calgary Stampede

Emphasis on the wild One of the summer’s premier entertainment and sporting events in all of N.America is the annual Calgary Stampede. This year the event billed as “the Greatest outdoor show on Earth” runs from July 6 to 15.»