Decriminalization of people with small amounts of illegal drugs for their own use has become a reality in British Columbia, but substance users and researchers say the change is expected to make little immediate difference because of a toxic drug supply.
The Quebec government is calling for the resignation of the federal government's special representative to combat Islamophobia over a 2019 opinion piece in an Ottawa newspaper in which she suggested Quebecers are influenced by anti-Muslim attitudes.
“People aren’t getting the care that they need, and workers feel like they’re not delivering the care they were trained to deliver," said federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on input from residents and medical professionals on health care during his Vancouver Island tour.
The federal government is playing a dangerous game by refusing to force any company that makes or uses toxic chemicals to have a plan in place to prevent them from getting into the environment, a lawyer for the Canadian Environmental Law Association says.
The study in Monday’s journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reignites a debate on whether it's still possible to limit global warming to 1.5 C, as called for in the 2015 Paris climate agreement, to minimize the most damaging effects of climate change.