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Economy, Society

Affordability is a top concern among homebuyers: survey

Although the figure has been decreasing for the last four years, 37 per cent of people feel concern or uncertainty when they buy a home in Canada, according to a survey by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The government» 

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Future not bright for cable/satellite TV, landline telephones

The traditional home telephone wired in to a network, and cable television, once almost standard fare in all homes, are facing a bleak future. A new survey of Canadians by the Angus Reid Institute  shows about a third of respondents have» 

Health, Society

Cannabis use linked to increased risk of psychosis, warn professors

Scientific studies indicate that using cannabis increases the risk for later development of psychosis such as schizophrenia, and the earlier the use, the greater the risk, warn two professors of psychiatry. Psychosis is a family of psychiatric disorders that produce» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Cannabis Canada: Day one of legality – most interesting

Toronto Police Services (TPS)- pot is not an emergency call Canada has spent the first full day of legalised recreational use of cannabis, and it was interesting. Line-ups were long at the several legal, provincially licensed or controlled outlets across» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Crucifix in Quebec’s National Assembly debated again

The crucifix, that hangs over the speaker’s chair in the province of Quebec’s National Assembly, is once again the subject of great debate. This is the result of the larger debate that premier-elect Francois Legault ignited with his election campaign» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, Immigration & Refugees, Society

Sudbury’s murals celebrate urban beauty

Sudbury, Ontario, one of the major nickel mining centres of Canada, was once known for its almost lunar landscape. Extensive logging and the blackened surfaces left in the wake of the mining processes, made the northern Ontario centre the butt» 

Politics, Society

Liberal government to table legislation on pot possession pardons

The federal government plans to table legislation by the end of this year to issue pardons to Canadians who were convicted in the past of simple possession of cannabis, officials announced Wednesday. The Liberal government also plans to waive the fee» 

International, Politics, Society

UN drug watchdog slams Canada’s cannabis legalization

Canada’s move to legalize cannabis is incompatible with Ottawa’s international legal obligations and damages global efforts to control drugs and protect youth from harm, according to the UN drug watchdog. “By moving forward with the legalisation of cannabis for non-medical» 

Health, Society

Canadians line up coast to coast to buy legal pot

Thousands of Canadians lined up in queues across the country Wednesday to buy their first legal cannabis as at the stroke of midnight Canada became the first G7 country to legalize recreational use of marijuana and other derived products. In» 

Economy, Society

Coin commemorates end of First World War

In less than a month, many nations around the world will mark a momentous date. This year, November 11th will be the 100th anniversary of the Armistice to end the horrific tragedy of the  First World War. To mark the»