How EI benefits for COVID-19 quarantines will work
Here is a quick overview of what these changes mean
Ontario reports four more cases of COVID-19, announces $100M contingency fund
The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic March 11
Bank of Canada to create its own digital currency as a contingency: deputy
Central bank has been researching the economic and technological impacts of volatile digital currencies such as Bitcoin.
Little used part of Constitution led to different carbon tax rulings: experts
Alberta Court of Appeal ruled 4-1 that the carbon tax is unconstitutional, finding the argument that climate change is a national concern strips power from the provinces.
Canadian energy projects more difficult to get to completion: analysts
Canadian law agencies reluctance to provide enforcement for approved projects is among competitive disadvantages.
Ottawa steps into ‘Ring of Fire’ debate with Doug Ford
The mineral-rich deposits were discovered in a region inhabited by Indigenous peoples, provincial governments have been trying to develop them since 2007.
Disasters foretold: Boeing 737 Max 8 and Lac Megantic
Is the erosion of regulations to blame for notorious transportation tragedies?
Federal Court of Appeal to release Trans Mountain decision
Four BC First Nations filed challenges after the federal government approved the project a second time last June.
Climate activists disgusted over USMCA’s environmental shortfalls
Green groups lobbied US Democrats to insist on changes, including binding standards for emissions.
Internet code of conduct goes into effect for 10 big service providers
The code is the CRTC’s answer to a soaring number of complaints about internet services, such as “bill shock” caused by unexpected extra fees or price increases
Fish, sausage, even honey: Food fraud is hidden in plain sight
While the extent of global food fraud is difficult to quantify, the CFIA suggests it affects 10% of commercially sold food.
Air Canada, WestJet scrub Boeing 737 Max from schedules until June
Ottawa banned the 737 Max from the skies last March following two fatal crashes.
White House proposes guidelines for regulating the use of AI
…but the vagueness of the principles announced by the White House is unlikely to satisfy AI watchdogs.
‘You can call anything a national concern:’ Alberta questions federal carbon tax
Ottawa argues that authorization for the tax comes under the Constitution’s peace, order and good government clause.
First Nation alleges Ottawa withheld info during Trans Mountain consultation
Indigenous groups arguing in the court the Canadian government predetermined the outcome before its latest approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Premium Brands down on indirect fallout of China’s swine fever outbreak
Company says prices for specialty pork products it imports from Europe spiked because China is importing much more pork.
UN reports increasing violations of Iran nuclear deal
Iran maintains its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.
B.C. site testing over 700 samples of kombucha for alcohol levels
Alcohol is a normal byproduct of the fermentation process but levels can increase as kombucha products sit.
Alberta budget weakens environmental, climate monitoring: Opposition
Budget also includes spending cuts at the agency responsible for approving and assessing energy development in the province.
Over the counter heartburn drug Zantac pulled in US, Canada
Potentially cancer-causing chemical had been detected at low levels in prescription and over-the-counter versions of Zantac.
‘Sky didn’t fall:’ Police, lawyers still adjusting after pot legalization
Organized crime’s market share and youth consumption have not yet fallen, and tools to detect stoned drivers are still lacking.
Warren escalates Facebook fight with ad targeting Zuckerberg
Elizabeth Warren, who in March proposed breaking up big tech companies, began running a text ad on Facebook to take aim at Zuckerberg.
Airline went into records after Max crash, engineer says
Ethiopian Airlines’ whistleblower points to pattern of corruption including fabricating documents, signing off on shoddy repairs and even beating those who got out of line.
Reports say Boeing insider filed safety complaint about Max
Faulty data from sensors triggered an automatic nose-down push that pilots were not able to overcome before crashes in Indonesia last October and in Ethiopia in March.
Court: FCC can dump net neutrality, but can’t bar state laws
Net neutrality has evolved from a technical concept to a politically charged issue.
Retail giant Walmart halts sales of Zantac and related drugs
Health regulators warned about a potentially dangerous contaminant in the drug.
Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards
Unclear what Trump will propose as final fuel-efficiency rules, but in the past has favoured freezing Obama-era mileage standards at 2021 levels.
Ottawa opposing Saskatchewan’s move to have top court delay carbon tax case
Saskatchewan recently applied to have the top court push back its December hearing in order to better co-ordinate its challenge with ones from other provinces.
Alberta creates two industry panels to help reduce regulatory red tape
One panel is composed of oil and gas leaders and the other is made of up people in the tourism and hospitality industries.
Legal challenge to passenger rights bill should be dismissed: Attorney general
Government will fight air carriers’ attempt to overturn rules that beef up compensation for travellers.
Quebec to clamp down on cannabis candies in effort to protect kids
Ottawa will legalize edible products on October 17, but it will take at least another 60 days for products to hit the shelves.
California signs deal with 4 automakers to raise gas mileage [UPDATED]
Negotiations between the Trump administration and California over gas mileage have been at an impasse for months.