Bayer, maker of Roundup weedkiller, agrees to pay $10 billion in cancer settlements

By Hannah Denham The German company faces tens of thousands of claims that the herbicide is linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. German pharmaceutical and life sciences giant Bayer has agreed to pay more than $10 billion to settle tens of thousands of current and potential U.S. claims that its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. The world’s largest seed […]

Prosecutors told to prosecute only the most serious drug possession offences

OTTAWA — Federal prosecutors are being instructed to criminally prosecute only the most serious drug possession offences and to find alternatives outside the criminal justice system for the rest. The directive is contained in a new guideline issued by the director of public prosecutions, Kathleen Roussel. “The approach set out in this guideline directs prosecutors […]

Montreal groups collect race-based COVID-19 data after Quebec flip-flops

By Jillian Kestler-D’AmoursThu Aug 20 2020 17:11 MONTREAL — Community groups in Montreal say they had no choice but to go at it alone after the Quebec government went back on a pledge to collect race-based data to help trace the impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities. Thierry Lindor, a Montreal entrepreneur, launched an online […]

Dominic LeBlanc meets N.L. Premier Andrew Furey, hints at support for oil sector

By Holly McKenzie−Sutter, The Canadian PressThu Aug 20 2020 16:55 ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc hinted Thursday that details about federal support for Newfoundland and Labrador’s troubled oil and gas sector could be weeks away. After meeting with Liberal Premier Andrew Furey in St. John’s, LeBlanc told reporters that strengthening the […]