Weekend Update: Bill could result in less court representation

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Criminal records

Students and paralegals could be prevented from representing accused

Fewer cases would be eligible for representation by non-lawyers in provincial court if the government goes ahead with its plan to reduce delays by increasing the sentences for summary convictions.

Read more at the Toronto Star

Uber introduces annual criminal record checks

Uber is introducing annual background checks in the United States and constant monitoring after incidents involving drivers tarnished its corporate image. The new policies may roll out to other countries soon.

Read more at the Toronto Star

What happens when a person is denied entry at the airport

Being denied entry to Canada or the United States can be expensive and stressful, especially when it happens at the airport. Learn how to prevent denied entry at the airport.

Read more at AllCleared

Ontario bill would prevent criminal record discrimination

An Ontario Liberal MPP proposed a bill last fall to prevent discrimination based on a police record. Will the bill survive the next election?

Read more at AllCleared

Marijuana legalization

Leduc region could see 200 new jobs in marijuana production

Three companies are considering establishing plants in the Leduc region of Alberta. A report states the region could see 200 new jobs and $5 million in production this year.

Read more at the Edmonton Journal

4/20 event will continue after legalization

The issues of prohibition won’t end after legalization, nor will the annual 4/20 event, which is both a protest and a celebration.

Read more at Global News

Jobs and Economy

Unemployment rate still lowest in decades

Despite fears that Canada’s economy is slowing, the employment rate remains strong according to recent statistics.

Read more at HuffPost

Record high social assistance rates in Alberta

Despite signs of economic recovery in Alberta, the number of people on social assistance has continued to climb in the province.

Read more at the Calgary Herald

Trump trade war threatens BC pulp mills

Unifor is warning that duties imposed on products produced by Catalyst Paper are putting BC jobs at risk.

Read more at the Terrace Standard

Western Business Outlook predicts continued growth for BC

The Conference Board of Canada predicts continued growth for BC with trade issues and a cooling real estate market providing potential obstacles.

Read more at the Alaska Highway News

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