Category: News

Canadian Legal Cannabis Sales Drop 9% As Inventory Stockpile Grows: Health Canada

Sales of cannabis products in February fell by nearly nine per cent from the previous month, due to fewer days, as average daily sales stayed relatively flat, according to the latest statistics from Health Canada. The government agency’s latest sales and inventory figures also show that the inventory of...

Canada's Cannabis Industry Pushing Up House Prices In Certain Places: Report

Home prices in some smaller, stagnating Canadian markets are getting higher from investments in the sprouting cannabis industry just six months after legalization, a new report suggests. “The increase in employment activity and the success of cannabis companies are pushing agricultural land and house prices higher in tertiary markets,”...

Ontario Budget Summary: Doug Ford Focusing On Balancing Books In 4 Years

TORONTO — Ontario’s books won’t be balanced within the Progressive Conservatives’ mandate, but the government’s first budget serves up an era of gradual belt-tightening with a side of booze. The Tories peg the current deficit at $11.7 billion, and they don’t expect to eliminate the red ink until 2023-24....

Liberals Use Budget Bill To Legislate ‘Right To Housing’ In Canada

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are using their omnibus budget bill to legislate a “right to housing” in Canada, a pledge advocates worry could fall short of being the historic step the government wants without a few parliamentary tweaks before summer. The budget bill would set into law rules...

Ontario To Legalize Online Gambling, Let Bars Serve Liquor At 9 A.M.

TORONTO — The Ontario government is making it easier for residents to drink, gamble, or do both at the same time, with sweeping changes made in Premier Doug Ford’s first budget. Bars will be allowed to start serving liquor at 9 a.m. every day of the week and advertise...

Sick And Dying Smokers In Quebec Class-Action Lawsuit May Not See A Dime

Today, it’s well-known that smoking can cause serious injury to health. There are graphic images of diseased lungs on cigarette packages to drive the point home. That wasn’t the case decades ago. Many people started smoking, and became addicted to nicotine, when they had no idea of how harmful...