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Environment

Canada to ban capture of dolphins, whales

The federal government will ban the capture of marine mammals like whales, dolphins and porpoises, according to proposed legislation presented by the governing Liberals in the House of Commons. The prohibition on fishing for cetaceans “with intent to take them» 

Society

Spear hunting banned after bear kill

The western province of Alberta is banning spear hunting after a public outcry when a hunter from the United States killed a bear with a spear in 2016. The government announcement states that its changes to hunting rules “will discourage» 

Economy, Politics

Trade war: provinces battle over licence plates

The war of words between two of Canada’s prairie provinces is heating up. Saskatchewan and Alberta are locked in battle over licence plates. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and his Highways Minister David Marit have said anyone with an Alberta licence» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Ban autonomous killer robots, urge AI researchers

Members of Canada’s artificial intelligence (AI) community want Canada to spearhead a movement to ban autonomous killing machines. Government representatives, advocacy groups and academics from around the world are meeting in Geneva this week to discuss so-called killer robots. Machines» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Ban of face coverings: Criticism outside Quebec, but wide support inside

(to leave your comment on this, or any RCI story, go to bottom of page for the submission form) The mainly French-speaking province of Quebec recently banned face coverings for anyone receiving public service in the province. It is a» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Contentious law on face covering passed in Quebec

A controversial law was passed in the Quebec provincial legislature today. Known as Bill 62, the law will ban face coverings when people receive government services, and prohibit  public workers from covering their faces. A photo posted online in November» 

Economy, Environment, Politics, Society

B.C. Grizzly trophy hunt to end

The lush forests, lakes, rivers, mountains, and  sea-coast of the large west coast province of British Columbia is a great place for grizzly bears. It’s also been a great place for hunters seeking a big trophy. The hunting season opened» 

Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Smoked pot? What happens to travellers at the U.S. border

Canada is about to legalise marijuana for recreational use.   That means that by summer 2018, vast numbers of Canadians will openly smoke cannabis and no longer be involved in a criminal activity.   Many will cross into the U.S» 

Society

Ontario’s first “100 %” smoke-free university

Ontario is the most populous province in Canada and has some 22 university institutions. Although many have strict smoking policies and are subject to provincial anti-smoking rules, McMaster University in Hamilton , Ontario, is set to become the first 100%» 

Health

Urgent call to limit exposure to toxic chemicals

An environmental group is calling on the government to enact stronger laws to protect Canadians from toxic chemicals. Environmental Defence cites a government report released today that shows most Canadians continue to be exposed to chemicals like BPA and parabens.»