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Viewpoint: Clarify pot policy for veterans

Auditor General Michael Ferguson has raised important questions about the increasing use of medical marijuana by Canadian military veterans.

As authorities contemplate enforcement actions and zoning bylaws relevant to marijuana dispensaries, and the federal Liberal government prepares for legalization in 2017, Ferguson is urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to address the amount of medical cannabis being prescribed to veterans. 442 more words

Letters

Ashby: Medicine need not be science vs. faith

The death of Ezekiel Stephan from meningitis and the conviction of his parents David and Collet for “failing to provide the necessaries of life” should be a wake-up call to several branches of Canadian government. 638 more words

Columnists

Essure IUD: Health Canada reviewing safety of birth control implant as women join class-action lawsuit

Health Canada is conducting a safety review of Essure – a controversial birth control device that’s placed in the fallopian tubes – as Canadian women join a class-action lawsuit that alleges the spring-like device led to major complications. 540 more words

Health

Auditor urges Veterans Affairs to get grip on medical pot program, expected to cost $25M

OTTAWA – The latest report from the federal auditor general urges Veterans Affairs to get a grip on its medical marijuana program for injured ex-soldiers, which is expected to cost taxpayers a startling $25 million this year. 524 more words

Canada

Health Canada: Missing in action on sodium reduction strategies

Back in 2007, Health Canada, finally acknowledging that Canadians were being buried by a minefield of salt,  formed an expert committee called the Sodium Working Group (SWG)  to come up with a strategy for reducing the amount of sodium we consume. 608 more words

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Heimess brand Pacifier Holder Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Bebenuk Inc. recalls an estimated 650 Heimess brand Pacifier Holders for Infants due to choking hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/4nia3z

Direct link: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/57880r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves 13 styles of Heimess brand Pacifier Holders, as follows: 499 more words

Home & Residential

Liberals propose ban on menthol cigarettes, signal aggressive anti-smoking stance

The federal government proposed Friday to ban all menthol cigarettes, a surprise move that anti-tobacco advocates say should discourage youth smokers – and signals a more aggressive anti-smoking push by the Liberals. 453 more words

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