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Dalhousie Student, Masuma Khan, Investigated For Canada 150 Comments

HALIFAX — A Dalhousie University student leader says she’s facing a backlash for criticizing “white fragility” and standing with Indigenous Peoples on Canada 150 celebrations. Masuma Khan, a member of the student council executive, is under investigation for an online post that another student alleges discriminated against white people. The issue stems from a Dalhousie Student Union decision not to ...

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Roadside Testing For Marijuana Use Pilot Underway: Health Minister

EDMONTON — Canada’s health minister says pilot projects have begun on roadside police testing for marijuana, and the plan is to have rules in place for edible cannabis around July 2019. “Our priority right now is to ensure that we can legalize cannabis by July 2018,” Ginette Petitpas Taylor said Friday. “There’s no specific date (for edibles to be available), ...

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Netflix Is Just Part One Of Melanie Joly's Vision For Canadian Content

Two weeks ago, Heritage Minister Melanie Joly unveiled her vision for cultural policy in the internet age. The digital ink is still spilling. Hundreds of column inches have been filled in both official languages. The questions raised are as profound as they are numerous: The fate of film, television, music and journalism. Protecting French-language production. Declining revenues for some. Exploding ...

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Pollution More Deadly Than War, Smoking, Or AIDS: Lancet Study

OTTAWA — Pollution kills more people around the world than war and infectious diseases, says a new report — proof, environmental lobbyists say, of why Canada needs enforceable national air quality standards. The Lancet medical journal study out Friday suggests at least nine million people died around the globe in 2015 because of pollution. Almost half of those deaths occurred ...

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3 Things Every Canadian Can Do To Help The Rohingya

Fred Rogers’ mother once told him to “look for the helpers” when he saw scary stories on the news. At UNICEF, we are the helpers, and in disasters, we look for the children. Hundreds of thousands of children are among the more than half a million Rohingya refugees streaming across the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh. What was once the ...

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Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew About Halloween

Kids love the idea of dressing up and trick-or-treating for Halloween. It’s a chance to for them to show off their costume to friends at school during the annual costume parade, and enjoy Smarties in their lunch box instead of applesauce. Or is it? More and more schools are cancelling Halloween celebrations and unless you’ve been a teacher or school ...

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How To Travel With Your Eco-Healthy Habits

Travelling cannot really be considered an “eco” activity because it’s definitely harder on our world than staying at home. But if you are like me and take great pleasure in going away and exploring new places and getting out of your daily routine to relax and be still, or even if you just travel a lot for work, then it’s ...

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What Happens If NAFTA's Cancelled? U.S. Hasn't Looked Into It

WASHINGTON — American policy-makers admit they have not worked to analyze the economic impact of the end of the North American Free Trade Agreement, even as President Donald Trump threatens to cancel the agreement. That absence of research applies to both elected branches of the U.S. government: neither the White House nor congressional researchers have an impact assessment, despite uncertainty ...

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Shelter Animals Should Never End Up In Research Labs

The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) recently released the 2016 statistics on the use of animals in laboratories and the numbers are shocking. A total of 4,308,921 animals were used in Canadian laboratories in 2016, compared to 3,570,352 used in 2015. At a time when development and use of modern non-animal methods is a burgeoning field in all areas ...

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