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Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:49:51 -0700

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CN ON: Friel Critical Of Govat Approach To Pot

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

The Expositor, 14 Mar 2018 - A provincial government commitment to provide $ 40 million to help municipalities cover the costs of pot legalization is a starting point, says Mayor Chris Friel. But Friel remains critical of the Ontario government's approach to the legalization of marijuana saying the increased law enforcement and safety costs are just one part of the overall picture.

Canada: Pot Exec Vows To Fund Court Challenge

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 07 Mar 2018 - Investment firm head says he'd spend $25,000 to fight cannabis-impaired driving provisions As experts warn of flaws with the cannabis-impaired driving provisions of Bill C-46, a high-profile Canadian cannabis industry executive has vowed to bankroll a future court challenge against that aspect of the proposed law.

Canada: Ottawa's Planned Crackdown On Drug-Impaired Drivers Panned By

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 05 Mar 2018 - EXPERTS Scientists and lawyers are raising a series of concerns over Ottawa's plans to combat drug-impaired driving, saying the proposed regime is not based on evidence and will struggle to withstand legal challenges.

CN ON: Amade In Brantforda Solution Sought For Legal Cannabis

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Expositor, 21 Feb 2018 - City officials are looking for input as they deal with the ramifications of legalized recreational marijuana. "There are a lot of questions, a lot of unknowns and I think it's important that we try to come up with a 'made in Brantford' solution to some of these issues," Mayor Chris Friel said Tuesday.

CN ON: Editorial: Push Pot Bill Through Senate

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 10 Feb 2018 - The ongoing effort in the Senate to derail the passage of the Liberal government's bill to legalize marijuana is not an exercise in sober second thought, as its Conservative proponents claim, but an attempt to obstruct democracy. The Trudeau government should use the tools at its disposal to push this important legislation through the Upper House. Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, and C-46, which would tighten rules on impaired driving related to marijuana use, have been before the Senate since the Commons passed them in late November. And they may languish there forever if the government does not invoke so-called time allocation, a tool for curtailing debate that the Liberals have largely eschewed.

Canada: Ottawa Threatening To Force Vote On Cannabis Legalization

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 14 Feb 2018 - The federal government is threatening to force a vote in the Senate to speed up the adoption of the marijuana-legalization bill, stating industry and governments need a clear timeline to a legal-cannabis market. This government has never imposed time allocation in the Senate, but it says it will have no choice if Conservative senators use procedural tricks to delay the legislation.

Canada: Big Employers Push For Drug Testing As Pot Legalization Looms

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 12 Feb 2018 - The country's biggest airlines, train and trucking firms, construction companies and transit authorities are urging the government to allow them to conduct mandatory drug tests for key members of their work forces. The issue of testing is currently in front of the Senate, where two bills are being studied: C-45 to legalize cannabis by the summer, and C-46 to make it easier for law-enforcement authorities to crack down on impaired driving.

Canada: Ministers To Defend Pot Legalization Amid Concerns Over

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 06 Feb 2018 - Three federal ministers are set to defend their government's plans to legalize cannabis in the Senate amid widespread concerns over Ottawa's ability to crack down on drug-impaired driving once the recreational market opens up later this year. The Senate is currently studying two bills, C-45 and C-46, that respectively will lift the prohibition on the recreational consumption of marijuana and create new drug-impaired driving offences.

CN ON: Local MPs Split On Marijuana Law

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Glengarry News, 10 Jan 2018 - The federal with a handful of minor revisions, passed its third and final reading in the House of Commons November 27 and has moved on to the Senate for further review and discussion. A total of 200 Members of Parliament voted in favour of the legislation - Bill C-45 - with 82 voting against it.