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A political push to formally designate even that violent far-right group as terrorists could set a dangerous precedent.
Canada has a duty to protect its elderly and vulnerable prisoners, said Minister Bill Blair.
“The advice has been unequivocal. Now is not the time to be travelling,” said Minister Bill Blair.
The border has been shut to non-essential travel since March.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is hinting about restrictions on the popular video-sharing app.
The former Toronto police chief was asked to apologize for supporting street checks.
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said he wants to bring in new legislation as quickly as possible.
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair is also defending the screening process.
The border is heating up to be a Canadian election issue.
The rookie minister walked back remarks he made in a TV interview.
Tory critic Michelle Rempel said the remark was "beyond reproach."
Many of the first-time cabinet ministers are also first-time MPs.
It's a difference of opinion with the party's own members.
Here's my take: dispensary owners have tirelessly fought for many years for more liberalized cannabis laws. They've even racked up hefty legal bills while pleading their case to the highest court in the land. Ultimately, they've helped pave the way for the mainstreaming of medical marijuana, which has mainly benefitted "Big Business", a.k.a. LPs. So dispensaries also deserve to be accommodated when legalization finally arrives -- but with conditions.
Considering this justice system crisis, cannabis should obviously be the lowest priority for police and the courts, but it's not. Not only are police launching more raids against dispensaries than ever before, but ridiculous charges for small-scale "cannabis crimes" are continuing from coast to coast.
Bill Blair says the Liberal government won't rush legalization.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has embarked on a cross-Canada tour, ostensibly to reconnect with Canadians -- or at least those that can't afford $1,525 to bend his ear in private. At three times his going rate, the prime minister would still be a bargain compared to Christy Clark.
Trudeau’s comments come as his government is set to introduce legislation regulating the sale of marijuana this spring.
The current debate and coverage focuses on legalization and regulation combining the interests of everyone from recreational users to growers to government. Without the interests of patients represented in this debate, we run the risk of establishing a future framework that is set up to fail and will require further modification.