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First legal purchase of recreational cannabis made in St. John’s, marking end of Canadian prohibition

In the News   |   October 17, 2018

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Ian Power became one of the first people in Canada in nearly a century to own a gram of legal recreational cannabis. The 46-year-old from St. John’s arrived outside Canopy Growth Corp.’s Tweed store at... read more

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Chrystia Freeland says Canada ‘very troubled’ by disappearance of Saudi journalist

In the News   |   October 16, 2018

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Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister telephoned her counterpart in Saudi Arabia on Monday to raise concerns about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but Chrystia Freeland says the government has no plans to suspend a... read more

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Young drivers at increased risk of driving accidents up to five hours after consuming cannabis, study finds

In the News   |   October 15, 2018

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Younger drivers are more at risk of crashing a vehicle up to five hours after they consume cannabis, according to a new clinical trial at McGill University that researchers say underscores the need for Canadians... read more

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Saudi Arabia warns against sanctions as pressure mounts over disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

In the News   |   October 14, 2018

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Saudi Arabia lashed out at its critics on Sunday and vowed it would respond to sanctions or other punitive steps “with even greater action” as pressure continued to mount on the kingdom over the disappearance... read more

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No obligation for Indigenous consultation during federal law-making, Supreme Court says

In the News   |   October 12, 2018

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The Supreme Court of Canada has rejected the arguments of an Alberta First Nation that said Indigenous people must be consulted when the federal government is drafting laws that could affect treaty rights. In a... read more

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If households are this financially stressed now, how much misery is coming as rates rise?

In the News   |   October 11, 2018

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Two weeks ahead of what will likely be the next leg up for interest rates comes a warning of how much stress households already feel about money. Updating its Financial Health Index for 2018, a... read more

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Canada abandons Michaëlle Jean’s Francophonie candidacy

In the News   |   October 10, 2018

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Ottawa has abandoned its campaign to back Michaëlle Jean’s bid for a second mandate as the secretary-general of the Francophonie. Liberal officials said the government decided to stop supporting Ms. Jean’s re-election rather than risk... read more

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UN report calls for urgent action to avert catastrophic climate change

In the News   |   October 9, 2018

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The world is failing in its effort to avert catastrophic climate change, a United Nations panel warned on Monday, and the result will be more deaths and climate refugees due to extreme weather and rising... read more

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This is the No. 1 wealth-killer in your household budget

In the News   |   October 5, 2018

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As a personal finance guy, I find two things to dislike about trends in car payments. One is the increasing preference for car loans with terms of eight years or more. The other is the... read more

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Woman wearing hijab was entitled to testify, Quebec top court rules

In the News   |   October 4, 2018

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Quebec’s top court has ruled that a judge was wrong to deny a hearing to a woman wearing a hijab, sending a message from the bench about religious freedoms as the province heads into renewed... read more

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Coalition Avenir Québec wins historic majority as voters soundly reject old-line Liberals, PQ

In the News   |   October 2, 2018

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Quebeckers have elected a right-leaning government for the first time since 1966, choosing the upstart Coalition Avenir Québec while soundly rejecting the two parties that governed the province and drove Canadian national unity debates for... read more

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Canada, U.S. reach tentative NAFTA deal; Trump approves pact

In the News   |   October 1, 2018

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Canada and the U.S. have reached a tentative deal to overhaul the North American free-trade agreement after intensive weekend talks, trading access to Canada’s protected dairy market for the preservation of a key dispute-resolution system... read more

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In unprecedented move, Commons passes motion to strip Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship

In the News   |   September 28, 2018

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In an unprecedented move Thursday, the House of Commons unanimously agreed to strip Myanmar’s beleaguered de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, of her honorary Canadian citizenship after an international outcry over her failure to... read more

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Limited screen time, adequate physical activity and sleep associated with improved cognition for kids: study

In the News   |   September 27, 2018

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Hilary Thomson sets strict limits on her children’s screen time: 15 to 20 minutes a day for her son, who is 11, and during the week, none at all for her 5-year-old twin girls and... read more

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U.S. warns time is running out for Canada on NAFTA as Trump defends ‘America First’ approach

In the News   |   September 26, 2018

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Canada is “running out of time” to join a revamped North American free-trade agreement with the United States and Mexico, the top U.S. trade negotiator says. Speaking on Tuesday in New York, U.S. Trade Representative... read more

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