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Ontario government to keep overdose-prevention sites

In the News   |   October 22, 2018

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The Ontario government has decided to keep the province’s overdose-prevention sites and repurpose them as “consumption and treatment services,” a senior government official says. Health Minister Christine Elliott is expected to make the announcement on... read more

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Cannabis legalization: What is your province or territory doing? A guide

Lesson Plans   |   October 22, 2018

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Mayaz Alam reports on the differences and similarities by province and territory in the coming laws controlling the sale and use of cannabis following legalization on October 17, 2018.... read more

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

Lesson Plans   |   October 18, 2018

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Saudi Arabia has vowed to respond to any punitive steps as pressure mounts on the kingdom over the disappearance and alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr. Khashoggi, who was sharply critical of Saudi Arabia’s... read more

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Gone to pot

Cartoons   |   October 17, 2018

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The use of recreational cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018.

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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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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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Canada’s Donna Strickland shares Nobel physics prize

Articles of Interest   |   October 2, 2018

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Donna Strickland, a University of Waterloo professor who helped to pioneer the development of lasers that produce brief but intense pulses of light for a range of applications, has been named a winner of this... 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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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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Concordia engineering school becomes first in Canada named after a woman as alumna donates $15-million

In the News   |   September 25, 2018

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Gina Cody arrived in Montreal with $2,000 in her pocket and little more than a dream to become an engineer. It was 1979. Her homeland of Iran was in the throes of a revolution, and... read more

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