World / Crime & Legal Jul 19, 2019

Canada to compensate military sexual assault victims

Canada announced Thursday it had agreed to financially compensate victims of sexual assault who had served in the military or for the defense ministry. A yearlong official survey launched in November 2016 revealed that at least three acts of sexual violence or aggression occurred each ...

Pacific economies begin talks in Tokyo on regional saury fishing

National Jul 16, 2019

Pacific economies begin talks in Tokyo on regional saury fishing

Japan and seven other Pacific economies started discussions in Tokyo on Tuesday on saury fishing regulations in the northern Pacific. During the annual meeting of the North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC), which runs through Thursday, Japan hopes to get all eight member economies to agree ...

Pot giant Canopy ex-CEO already working his magic at tiny Martello

Business Jul 5, 2019

Pot giant Canopy ex-CEO already working his magic at tiny Martello

Shareholders of a tiny Canadian tech firm are cheering the departure of Bruce Linton from pot giant Canopy Growth Corp. Martello Technologies Group Inc. has surged 89 percent since Wednesday morning, when Canopy announced that Linton had been ousted as co-chief executive officer. He later ...

Trump weighs limits on uranium imports after security risk found

Business Jun 21, 2019

Trump weighs limits on uranium imports after security risk found

The U.S. Commerce Department has recommended the White House take steps to protect the domestic production of uranium after finding the nation's reliance on imports was a national security risk, according to three people briefed on the matter. Among the trade remedies recommended is to ...

Canada becomes first G20 country to ban trade in shark fins

Business Jun 20, 2019

Canada becomes first G20 country to ban trade in shark fins

Canada passed a new law banning the import and export of shark fins, which also includes a requirement to rebuild depleted fish populations. The new Fisheries Act, approved late on Tuesday, was hailed by environmental and conservation groups as a win for the preservation of ...