Marijuana sales could be delayed to late summer
Senators have strong concerns about the bill, which could lead to additional scrutiny before the bill is passed. In the meantime, provinces say they need eight to 12 weeks to set up the retail sales of legalized recreational marijuana.
Canada says legalization should not affect Canada / US border
Canada’s legalization won’t affect the flow of traffic at the border because nothing will change, says Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. Bringing marijuana across the border will remain illegal on both sides.
Canada’s biggest marijuana companies look to expand globally
Even before legalization, Canada’s medical marijuana companies are looking to expand, but it’s not all domestic. Companies are looking for new markets abroad.
Canadian Forces look for marijuana goggles
Impaired driving simulation goggles are mainstays at safety training sessions and prevention awareness displays across the country, but is there a marijuana equivalent? If there is, the Canadian Forces wants to get their hands on them to educate their members about the dangers of marijuana impairment.
Jobs and Economy
What jobs have weathered Alberta’s ups and downs?
How have the biggest industries in Alberta performed under the economic pressures of the past decade. Learn what is doing well and what is doing poorly in this analysis.
Jobless rate rises in Canada
Canada surprised economists by losing 88,000 jobs in January, mostly in part-time work. Full-time employment grew by 49,000 according to Statistics Canada.
Alberta blocks BC wine in pipeline dispute
Alberta banned imports of BC wine in order to send a message to the BC government about its announcement that it wants to limit new bitumen shipments pending a review.
How is Edmonton tackling diversification?
CEOs of Edmonton businesses weigh in on the challenges and opportunities in the current economy. Overall diversification strategy is needed, they say.
AllCleared advocates on pardon reform
AllCleared called on the federal government to make pardons fair for people across the country. Currently, only residents of BC and Ontario who were caught up in legislative changes made in 2012 can apply under old rules. Read about the response we received from the government.
What is the difference between a TRP and a TRV?
They’ll both help you come to Canada, but a Temporary Resident Permit is different from the Temporary Resident Visa, learn the difference and how you can come to Canada if you have a criminal record.