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In the news … October 17, 2018

Cannabis Legalization in Canada

Cannabis, also known as marijuana (among countless other names), is a psychoactive intoxicant that was banned in Canada from 1923 until medical cannabis became legal in 2001. The consumption and sale of recreational cannabis was legalized and regulated in 2018, after Parliament passed Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act. Legalization was supported by a majority of Canadians, despite concerns about the drug’s addictiveness and health effects, especially among young people.
CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA

How Public Toilets Fail Our Private Needs

Joan kuyek was protesting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa when she felt a familiar urge. She had to go to the bathroom. She looked past the crowds and placards and took in a familiar sight beyond the Gothic-revival architecture and the eternal flame where tourists sit for holiday snaps: no public toilets. Kuyek had never imagined herself as a campaigner for the right to relieve herself. But it hit her in that moment—this was Canada’s federal government.
THE WALRUS

Canadians should be taxed for streaming TV shows and movies, music composers say

A proposal from the Screen Composer’s Guild of Canada (SCGC) says the government should impose a tax or levy on consumers who download over 15 gigabytes of data a month.The proposal was presented to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, which is tasked with helping to update copyright laws in the country.
GLOBAL

The dos and don’ts of hashtags

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