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Former premier David Alward is concerned a slowdown in investment will be one of the impacts of NAFTA negotiations on his home province. Alward has been Canada's consul general in Boston since July 2015, and the North American Free Trade Agreement is a priority for him. "Could there be projects ...
The province is also going to sell cannabis in liquor stores against the recommendations of a group representing Canadian chief medical officers of health. ... Health Centre called Nova Scotia's stance on cannabis smoking "some of the weakest public consumption policies out of all the Atlantic provinces." ...

The announcement comes after Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo mayor Don Scott wrote a letter urging the province to issue a one-year extension given the magnitude of the 2016 wildfire, the complexity of insurance claims, delays in the claim process and the mental anguish the catastrophe took.
Some fear the move will drive international students away from Manitoba– and draw them to other provinces where healthcare is free. “One of the main reasons why international students go to Manitoba is because of the health plan,” international student commissioner for the Canadian Federation of ...
The measure, billed as the first of its kind in Canada, will cost $3.6 million per year. Prior to this announcement, Quebec covered 50 per cent of the cost of gel, silicone or fabric prosthetics placed inside a bra, unlike surgical implants which are not covered. A breast prosthetic can cost up to $425 for someone ...
All provinces but Saskatchewan are currently signed on to the pan-Canadian framework, which requires every province to put a price on pollution by the start of next year. The four biggest provinces already have one, Manitoba will add a $25-a-tonne carbon tax in September and every other province will ...

Quebec has injected $75 million to help Montreal decontaminate parts of the island — but the city has yet to decide where exactly the money will go. According to the Environment Ministry, about 20 per cent of contaminated land registered in Quebec is in Montreal. At an announcement Sunday at the ...
What's great about this achievement is that the install is the very first in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Whats great about the Powerwall or any energy storage system? Well, it acts as a rechargeable battery that can power a home when the electricity goes out or at night when there is no sun to ...
A former 20-year provincial employee is suing the Province of Manitoba after he says the province dismissed him while dismantling the East Side Road Authority, despite promises to ensure "maximum employment" for staff left without jobs.
P.E.I. Facts You May Not Have Known About Canada's Smallest Province. How much do you know about Canada's smallest province? Play along with our three contestants and learn a thing of two from our host, Prince Edward Island's Premier Wade MacLauchlan! 131 ...
Concerns are growing that student numbers will wane in the Canadian province of Manitoba as the government debates cutting universal healthcare for ... realistically, they claimed, free healthcare attracts many international students to Manitoba over other Canadian provinces and indeed other countries.
The province now wants an even higher level of mechanical upgrade. This would also lead to high ongoing operational costs above the initial investment. There are several lagoons at the Camrose wastewater treatment facility, some that are nearing the end of their life span while others could have a few ...
Provinces that rely heavily on NAFTA and cross-border activities would be harder hit than the Canadian economy as a whole should the free trade deal collapse, ... But the Moody's analysis calculates that the energy-reliant province could actually be less at risk from a NAFTA breakup, according to Moody's.
Cannabis Wheaton Announces Agreement With Province Brands of Canada ... Hugo Alves, President of Cannabis Wheaton, stated, “We are very excited about this collaboration with Province. We believe that our regulatory and industry expertise, coupled with Province's accomplished team, will be a ...
Rail relocation group urges mayor to pick up work dropped by province ... For decades, urbanists have touted the development potential of moving the Canadian Pacific Railway yards, which have physically separated the North End from the inner city for more than a century. The potential benefits include ...
By Armina Ligaya, THE CANADIAN PRESS. TORONTO — Canada's housing market saw another so-called payback sales drop in February, when the national average home price slumped by 5% from a year ago, after a surge in sales late last year from homebuyers looking to purchase ahead of this year's ...
Nova Scotia has officially become the first province in Canada to ban elective cat declawing. The decision by ... There also have been calls in other Canadian provinces to ban declawing. Declawing ... Chisholm said declawing cats now violates the province's veterinary medical association's code of ethics.

The province's investments are already supporting priority projects across the province such as schools, hospitals, public transit, roads and bridges. Across Canada, more than $33 billion in federal funding will be invested through new bilateral agreements with provinces and territories. Provinces and ...
A program aimed at attracting international students to Nova Scotia, Canada will be rolled out in three Atlantic provinces as the region looks to tackle its ... from China, India and the Philippines, providing them with support for the duration of their courses to help them develop a career in the province.
Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci will release the province's third-quarter fiscal update and economic outlook. — The National Bank, Laurentian Bank, Valeant Pharmaceuticals and TorStar release financial data today. — Statistics Canada will release the industrial product and raw materials prices indexes ...
Canadian business investment is being weighed down for a fourth straight year by weakness in Alberta's energy industry. ... Spending plans for 2018 in the province of Alberta are down 5.3 per cent to $54.1 billion; in the most populous province of Ontario they are up 7.8 per cent to $73.9 billion Notable ...
Black Canadian communities are seeing issues specific to them addressed with $19 million over five years. Those funds are also linked to an announcement by the prime minister earlier this month that Canada will endorse the United Nations' International Decade for People of African Descent. Statistics ...
Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci will outline the province's economic performance and address job creation in his third-quarter fiscal update Wednesday. Ceci is hosting a news conference at 1:30 p.m. MT, which is being livestreamed here. During his second-quarter update in October, Ceci projected the ...
Data analysts at accounting software firm FreshBooks think so, and they've come to the conclusion that New Brunswick is Canada's most polite province. ... of the country, while the most polite provinces — New Brunswick, P.E.I. and British Columbia — have relatively mild weather by Canadian standards.
Nova Scotia opted for cap and trade in November 2016 as part of the federal government's push to get the provinces to set a price on carbon. An agreement recognized the province had already met Canada's target of a 30 per cent reduction in emissions from 2005 by 2030. The province's legislation has ...
Six Canadian licensed producers (LPs) of marijuana have each announced the signing of letters of intent with the Canadian province of Quebec to supply cannabis and related products for the province's recreational ... The provinces expect 15 cannabis outlets are going online when the market launches.
10552763 Canada Corporation — The corporation is a new entity featuring Avana Canada Inc. of Ontario, Fisher River Cree Nation of Manitoba, Chippewas of the Thames of Ontario, ... John Arbuthnot, CEO of Delta 9 Cannabis, says he is aiming for big things with a large retail presence in the province.
What's the difference between a Canadian province and a territory? In essence, provinces are regions which receive their authority through Canada's Constitution Act. The Constitution Act gives certain exclusive powers to provincial governments, while the federal government of Canada has the rest of the ...
A pipeline project aimed at boosting Canada's overseas oil sales and reducing reliance on US buyers has pitted two provincial governments against each ... New Democratic Party (NDP) government in British Columbia announced last week it would block new oil shipments through the province pending a ...
In 1964, Canada and the U.S. agreed to develop former president Franklin Roosevelt's summer home on Campobello Island, off New Brunswick, into an ... after the Crown announced it would not pursue the rest of its case because Pickton already faced the stiffest sentence available in Canadian law.
However, in Canada, things are different. Since July of 2017, provinces around Canada have been providing women with free access to Mifegymiso, a legal abortion pill that can end pregnancies up to nine weeks. British Columbia will be joining the wave starting January 15th. The pill, which is usually ...
Sask. only province in Canada without plan for legal pot ... When asked when the province will be unveiling a plan on pot, the government of Saskatchewan said it could not provide a specific timeline for when ... "Provinces that have rolled out quickly, like New Brunswick, I think are likely to get it wrong.".
The author of that study, Scott Macdonald, said that the laws should be rolled out across Canada – because while the punishments were less severe, it was far more likely that people would be convicted. "The problem with the Criminal Code is that it's very time consuming to convict somebody," he told the ...
WASHINGTON — The premiers of Canada's two largest provinces came to Washington on Friday to sing the praises of free trade: lower prices, more jobs, better selection at the grocery store, and supply chains that create geopolitical bonds. But that trade-liberalizing passion comes with some caveats.
Higher concentrations of arsenic and fluoride in the public drinking water supply in Newfoundland and Labrador may be associated with the high incidence of type 1 diabetes in the Canadian province, according to findings published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. Newfoundland and Labrador ...
WINNIPEG -- Manitoba has agreed to a deal with Ottawa that could see the province receive up to $67 million to reduce carbon emissions. After more than a year of resisting Manitoba has joined the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. The money would come from the Low ...
Canada's unemployment rate reached its lowest point in over 40 years in December, according to a labour force survey released by Statistics Canada on Friday morning. Each Canadian province felt these decreases differently, with some gaining over 26,000 jobs over the course of the month and others ...
The Chris Lowe Group crunched the 2016 numbers for Stanfield Halifax International Airport, the main airport of the east Canadian province. ... The airport creates jobs; moves people, goods and ideas; and is one of the most critical pieces of transportation infrastructure in Atlantic Canada,” said Joyce ...
George Pawlik says navigating the Canadian health-care system has been frustrating, and that the family faced delays and received conflicting information even when they offered to pay for the ... Half of the provinces in Canada did their own reviews and decided the implants should be publicly funded.
There are direct costs to Canadian households such as hiring professionals to help fill out tax forms (accountants, lawyers, etc.) or buying specialized software for the same purpose. And indirect costs from the financial value of the time required to understand the tax rules, compile relevant materials and ...
Province appears to backtrack on whether municipalities can opt out of having pot shops ... A spokeswoman for Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa told The Canadian Press on Friday that if a community was selected to host a marijuana shop, it could delay hosting the store but couldn't completely opt ...
The province said in its recent throne speech that it will introduce pot legislation once a review is completed this fall. • Manitoba plans to set its legal age at 19, a year later than the legal age for drinking alcohol. The government's legislation would also prohibit people from growing cannabis at home for ...
The unofficial greeting in the bilingual Canadian city of Montreal has long been a friendly "Bonjour, Hi!" But that standard is no more since a motion mandating store clerks to greet customers only in French was passed in Quebec's provincial legislature. The move reaffirms French as the primary language in ...
Canada is testing a basic income to discover what impact the policy has on unemployed people and those on low incomes. The province of Ontario is planning to give 4,000 citizens thousands of dollars a month and assess how it affects their health, wellbeing, earnings and productivity. It is among a ...
Global warming might not seem like an immediate concern for Canada, considering how cold and icy much of our country is. But, because so much of Canada is covered in ice is actually a huge cause for concern when it comes to things heating up across the Earth. First grade science lesson: when ice melts, it turns to water ...
The Province .... As many as 850,000 children in Canada are estimated to be living with a ... data to determine the well-being of children in different provinces. ... Failure to act now will inevitably leave some Canadian children ...
But unlike most industrialized countries, Canada is doing almost ... track to represent 25% of the Canadian population by roughly mid-century, ...
Now, P.E.I. and the other three Atlantic provinces — Nova Scotia, New ... births — a first in Canadian history, according to a parliamentary immigration ... and population growth, Gilles LePage, said the province is committed to ...
P.E.I.'s PNP program leading to double standard for Canadian ... She started wondering about the province's business immigration system ... More immigrants coming to Atlantic Canada, but retention rates low: report ... Meanwhile, the deposit system the Island is using is being dropped by some provinces.
Statistics Canada has released a survey which shows that in 2016 Saskatchewan was number one among provinces with 54 homicides, ...


 

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