Canada looks to legalize recreational pot by July 2018

/ Mar 28, 2017

Canada looks to legalize recreational pot by July 2018

Canadians should be able to smoke marijuana legally by July 1, 2018, a senior government official said Monday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government will introduce legislation to legalize recreational marijuana the week of April 10th and it should become law by July next ...

Keystone approval spells headache for Canada's Trudeau

Mar 26, 2017

Keystone approval spells headache for Canada's Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was quick to welcome Washington’s approval Friday of a major new pipeline from Canada into the United States, but observers say it creates political headaches for his administration. Trudeau has sought to strike a balance between two competing policies — ...

FIFA VP wants World Cup slots provided for cohosts

Mar 25, 2017

FIFA VP wants World Cup slots provided for cohosts

With the United States, Canada and Mexico widely expected to bid jointly for the 2026 World Cup, the region’s FIFA vice president believes all three should automatically enter the tournament if chosen as cohosts. Victor Montagliani told AP in an interview at FIFA that ...

Center-right parties set to merge in Canada's oil-rich Alberta

/ Mar 19, 2017

Center-right parties set to merge in Canada's oil-rich Alberta

A candidate with plans to merge Alberta’s splintered right-leaning factions has won the leadership of the province’s Progressive Conservatives (PC), the party said on Saturday, heralding a political shift in Canada’s oil heartland. The merger plan by former federal Cabinet minister Jason Kenney will ...

Mar 17, 2017

Canada debuts strict rules for recreational drone users

Canada is bringing in strict measures and fines for recreational users of drones. Transport Minister Marc Garneau on Thursday announced restrictions to curb the number of incidents in which recreational drones have come too close to planes, which has more than tripled since 2014. ...