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Conspicuous labelling: medical marijuana

Health Canada’s egregious error that has outed thousands of medical marijuana users requires more than an apology from the department’s deputy minister or his assurance that “this does not happen again.” The damage has been done, and cannot be undone. The Health Minister, Rona Ambrose, should …

Sidelined at Toronto budget debate, Ford decries 'gravy train all over again'

Reduced to a figurehead by council, Mayor Rob Ford tried to turn his new outsider status to his advantage by distancing himself from a budget he describes as "the gravy train all over again."<p>Toronto's embattled mayor showed up at the launch of the city's 2014 budget Monday morning and was relegated …

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire may be one of the best sequels of all time

Deepening and darkening the implications established in <i>The Hunger Games</i> a year ago, <i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i> takes the narrative and thematic liberties traditionally granted the middle chapter in a trilogy and drives the stakes up sharply.<p>The result is not only a dramatic improvement over …

TTC unveils free WiFi at two subway stations

Free WiFi will be available at two Toronto subway stations starting Monday, a program that the TTC hopes will become system-wide within the next few years.<p>Subway riders at Bloor-Yonge and St. George stations will now able to connect to the Internet on the subway platform, ticket area and mezzanine …

Toronto named ‘most youthful’ city in the world

As if Toronto wasn't, um, trendy enough these days, now Canada's largest urban centre has beat 25 other cities to win the "most youthful" title.<p>In a new international ranking – which uses census data, municipal statistics, crime rates, and a fledgling youth survey – Toronto narrowly defeated Berlin …

Two UBC students still in hospital after deadly Sea-to-Sky crash

The two young women who died in a head-on collision on the Sea-to-Sky Highway over the weekend have been identified as 19-year-old students from the University of British Columbia's faculty of arts.<p>They are Olivia Sonja Robertson and Valentine Leborgne, the B.C. Coroners Service said Monday. Ms. …

Wildrose presses for emergency debate on 145 Alberta foster-child deaths

Alberta's Wildrose Opposition is calling for an emergency debate in the legislature to get to the bottom of how many children have died in foster care since 1999.<p>A lengthy investigation by the Edmonton Journal and the Calgary Herald suggests that 145 children have died in government care since then.<p>…

Access to abortion drug would give Canadians a needed alternative

In 57 countries around the world, women can have an abortion at home using a drug prescribed by their doctor – no surgery required.<p>But not in Canada.<p>The drug, mifepristone (brand name Mifeprex), has never been approved here. Yet it has been available in France since 1988 and in the United States …