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Survey: Pandemic affecting Canadian consumption of alcohol and cannabis

A new study from the Canadian Red Cross has shown that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected cannabis and alcohol consumption by Canadian adults, according to a press release. The study, which was conducted by Leger, found that among people who »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

COVID-19: At home, bored, stressed, some Canadians drinking more

As emergency health requirements mean many businesses are closed, and people asked to stay home a new survey finds alcohol consumption has increased. A poll commissioned by the Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)  shows that Canadians are »

Health, Politics, Society

COVID emergency closes non-essential stores, except liquor and cannabis outlets

Canada’s two most populous provinces, Ontario and Quebec, have both declared health emergencies and have ordered all non-essential stores to close. This means most businesses in Ontario will shutter there operations for at least the next two weeks, and in »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health, International, Politics

Ontario proposes 24 hour bars in airports

After a record five-month summer break, Ontario’s legislature came back to work yesterday. A bill tabled on the first day back proposes easing of a number of restrictions and red tape. The bill proposed by the provincial Progressive Conservative government »

Health

Quitting alcohol linked to better mental well-being: study

A large-scale study has found that people who give up drinking alcohol experience improved mental well-being and the effect is stronger in women than in men. The study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal used data from over 10,000 »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Partying hard, drinking soft: revolutionising your nights out

It’s possible to have fun without alcohol. That is the premise of a new space for gatherings and events in Montreal, the MindfulBar, which wants to be a sober, safe and inclusive space for everyone. The MindfulBar, conceived and founded »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Politics, Society

Alcohol and austerity: Ontario government takes action

Canada’s most populous province, is also one of the most indebted political jurisdictions in the world. After years of Liberal government, citizens opted for change with the Progressive Conservative party headed by former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford. He had »

Health

The “dry January” movement

It’s a simple idea. After a period of perhaps heavy alcohol consumption during the Christmas holidays, take one month off and abstain completely from alcohol. Sue Vandermorris (PhD, C.Psych) says that going dry in January is a good idea because »

Health

Alcohol killing more women in Canada

A report on the state of public health in Canada found that between  2011 and 2017 states there was a 26 per cent increase in alcohol-attributed deaths among women. At the same time there was a five per cent increase »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Study: No alcohol level is “safe”

Global study on alcohol consumption Bad news for beer lovers, wine lovers, and those who like a wee dram of whisky and other spirits, even moderation is apparently not ok. The study was published today in the British medical journal »