FDA: Forever chemicals in food samples unlikely health risk
PFAS, created by DuPont in 1938 and put into use for tough nonstick cookware, now exists in an estimated 5,000 varieties.
Perk up: California says coffee cancer risk insignificant
The rule, proposed a year ago by regulators, means coffee won’t have to carry ominous warnings that the beverage may be bad for you.
Trudeau warns Internet regulation could be used to repress citizens, free speech
He made his case at a gathering of civil society and government representatives from some 100 countries.
Small business to get help on energy efficiency upgrades from carbon tax money
$1.4 billion over the next four years to help them cut their carbon-tax bills, but the CFIB says that’s not enough.
Court rules B.C. can’t limit oil shipments in major blow for pipeline fight
Unanimous ruling from the B.C. Court of Appeal represented a major win for Trans Mountain pipeline.
United CEO vows to be aboard 737 Max when its cleared to fly
Boeing says it has finished with its updates to the flight-control software implicated in the crashes.
Bosch fined US$100M over diesel scandal
Bosch agreed to a US$327.5 million civil settlement in the United States for supplying emissions cheating software to Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles.
Bains promises privacy law reviews as digital charter released
Innovation Minister committed to a review of the federal privacy law for private-sector organizations.
Alberta throne speech followed by bill to repeal provincial carbon tax
An Act to Repeal the Carbon Tax will kill Alberta’s greenhouse gas levy as of May 30.
Experts say Canada lacks laws to tackle life and death problems posed by AI
Canada has yet to develop a regulatory regime to deal with issues of discrimination and accountability to which AI systems are prone.
Canada introducing digital charter to combat hate speech, misinformation
Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains is expected to provide more details at a summit on digital governance in Ottawa in late May.
Self driving vehicle pulled over by curious police officer
In Providence, Rhode Island, an officer pulled over the odd-looking autonomous vehicle because he had never seen one before.
Federal oil tanker ban bill defeated in Senate, but legislation not dead [UPDATED]
Bill C-48 has enraged many backers of the Canadian oil industry.
FAA chief defends handling of Boeing Max safety approval
Boeing is updating an automated flight-control system that has been implicated in the two crashes involving the 737 Max.
Ontario raising speed limits on three highways to 110 km/h for pilot program
Pilot will run on Highway 402 between London and Sarnia, the Queen Elizabeth Way between Hamilton to St. Catharines, and Highway 417 from Ottawa to the Ontario-Quebec border.