Tagged federal government

Safe injection sites should not require federal approval

By Derek Baker, November 20 2017 — Drug addictions should be treated like health issues, not criminal issues. Unfortunately, the way our governments currently operate suggests the narrative in Canada is still that addictions should be punished. On Oct. 27, Health Canada approved Calgary’s first supervised consumption site, and it’s being implemented at the downtown…

Canadian government endorses marijuana use guidelines

By Jennifer Khil, July 26 2017 — According to guidelines endorsed by the Canadian government, you should not smoke weed every day. Federal health minister Jane Philpott is supporting the “Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines” (LRCUG) published in June in the American Journal of Public Health. The guidelines were funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health…

Liberals break promise on Indigenous post-secondary funding

By Fabian Mayer, March 29 2016 — Despite running a $29.4-billion deficit, the Liberal government did not find the funds to expand financial assistance for indigenous post-secondary students. A two per cent cap on increases to the Post-Secondary Student Support Program — which provides financial support to First Nations and Inuit students — remains in…

Federal government changes employment regulations for international students

By Fabian Mayer, November 13 2014 — International students can now work 20 hours a week without a work permit after the federal government changed visa regulations on June 1. Study permits now expire 90 days. If students want to stay longer, they can apply for a post-graduate work permit. The old regulations allowed students…

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