Politics

Toronto-area startup Switch Health accused of fumbling Canada’s COVID-19 border testing

When Greg Skinner returned to his Invermere, B.C., home after visiting his 10-year-old daughter in the United States, he says he tried for 10 consecutive days to set up an online video call with a registered nurse. Canada’s COVID-19 testing and quarantine protocols require travellers… Read More »Toronto-area startup Switch Health accused of fumbling Canada’s COVID-19 border testing

Opposition party leaders join Manitoba man calling for end to ban on homegrown cannabis – Winnipeg

To mark 4/20, a local man is bringing attention to his court challenge against Manitoba’s prohibition on non-medical homegrown cannabis. On the steps of the legislative building, Jesse Lavoie was joined by the leaders of the three opposition parties Tuesday afternoon where he presented his… Read More »Opposition party leaders join Manitoba man calling for end to ban on homegrown cannabis – Winnipeg

Liberals set to debate universal basic income, pharmacare at national convention – National

Grassroots Liberals have taken up Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s call to “build back better” with gusto, coming up with a host of proposals to make Canada’s economy more equitable, more inclusive and more environmentally sustainable. The top 42 of them are up for debate and… Read More »Liberals set to debate universal basic income, pharmacare at national convention – National

New maritime cybersecurity centre to fight pirates on the high seas and the digital world

MONTREAL – A new research centre created at Montreal’s Polytechnique university will aim to protect ships from pirates – and they’re not talking about Blackbeard or Captain Kidd. Canada’s Maritime Cyber Security Centre of Excellence will combine the expertise of two Polytechnique researchers, Quebec cybersecurity… Read More »New maritime cybersecurity centre to fight pirates on the high seas and the digital world

From a ‘great adventure’ to resignation: The rise and fall of Julie Payette – National

Canada’s Governor General Julie Payette has resigned following the “scathing” findings of an independent review into workplace abuse allegations that had been levied against her. Sources have told Global News that the findings left Payette with two options: to resign, or be fired. By Thursday… Read More »From a ‘great adventure’ to resignation: The rise and fall of Julie Payette – National

Of course, it’s Vancouver. Why this city is poised to lead Canada’s drug revolution

VANCOUVER—Talk to historians and they will tell you Vancouver — the city that spawned Greenpeace and the anti-consumerist magazine Adbusters — has always marched to its own, cloudy-skied beat. It is a city whose residents don’t look east for kindred spirits but south to progressive-minded… Read More »Of course, it’s Vancouver. Why this city is poised to lead Canada’s drug revolution