Even though there are several states allowing citizens to grow or use cannabis for medicinal purposes etc, it is still recognized as a prohibited substance federally under the Controlled Substances Act. Immigration experts say that admission of having smoked cannabis counts as a conviction.
Western countries spend billions of dollars trying to spread “democracy” around the world in an alleged effort to support and defend human rights, but then they turn around and sell arms to a country that has an extensive record of human rights abuses.
A new report claims that the federal Canadian electronic spy agency increased spying on Canadian citizens 26-fold last year.
The public hasn't let-up, they are still angry about C-51, many don't feel it is necessary and they want to see it fully scrapped. But before that takes place it looks like the public might get a formal review launched on the matter before Parliament resumes this fall.
Uber drivers in Toronto have received permits from the city and taxi drivers aren't happy about it, once again staging protests against the company.
Unsafe levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals has been found in the drinking water of roughly six million Americans. The water samples were taken from areas near industrial sites, as well as near military fire training areas, and wastewater treatment plants.
Both Rand Paul and Chris Murphy have criticized the US foreign policy in Yemen as the death toll grows and the fighting there continues to worsen. And together they are spearheading efforts in Washington to try and block the US arms deal with Saudi Arabia.
A United States Army veteran, Rodney Watson, has been stuck living in a church in Downtown Eastside Vancouver for over seven years now, since facing his deportation order over refusing to participate in the Iraq war.