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Politics, Society

Liberals will not ban guns until the coming elections but have new measures in mind, says federal minister

The Canadian Minister of Organized Crime Reduction and Border Security, Bill Blair says that measures must be taken to address gun violence in Canada but that no ban or other regulation will be voted before the coming federal elections. Entering» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

U.K., Canada, others consider regulating websites

The United Kingdom has published proposals to directly regulate social-media platforms to stop hate speech and extremist posts.  It would include large media like Facebook and Twitter but smaller one too. Canada may follow suit. Fines, manager liability, shut-downs considered» 

Society

Telecom complaints increase dramatically in Canada

Complaints about telephone, wireless, internet and TV services increased by 73 per cent between August 2017 and January 2018 compared to the same period the year before. These complaints were received by the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services which» 

Environment, Politics, Society

Province puts water-bottling business on hold

The province of Ontario is proposing to suspend the creation or expansion of bottled water plants while it considers changing the rules that allow companies to take water to sell, reports Canadian Press (CP). The proposed changes come after a» 

Society

Pilots no longer need to fly to keep licences current

Rules have changed in Canada so that pilots can simply use simulator testing to keep their pilots’ licenses up to date, and experts say that is a threat to public safety. In the past, pilots could not maintain their licences» 

International, Society

Canada lacks clear laws on surrogacy: professor

Canada has become an attractive place for couples outside the country to seek surrogate mothers to carry their embryos. There is said to be an increasing demand as countries like India, Mexico and Thailand stopped allowing international surrogacy. And while» 

Economy, Society

Canadians get some relief from high cellphone costs

A new code of conduct for wireless companies in Canada will provide some respite for consumers who pay some of the highest cellphone fees in the world. “94 per cent of the cell phone market in Canada is controlled by»