OTTAWA – The Canadian military has unveiled new restrictions on when service members can use recreational marijuana — and warned those in uniform could face disciplinary action or charges if they fail to comply.
The restrictions and warning are contained in a new policy released Friday, in which defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance says military personnel will be expected to “make responsible choices” when it comes to using the drug.
OTTAWA – A Parks Canada archaeology team is boating towards the graves of the Franklin expedition ships, more than 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, hoping to uncover more secrets from the ill-fated mission.
Parks Canada’s team of nine underwater archeologists will arrive on site by Friday and spend the next two weeks exploring the wreck of HMS Erebus hoping to find artifacts that might help explain exactly what happened to the crews on the Erebus and HMS Terror during a scientific and exploratory mission that started in 1845.
OTTAWA – Canada will rejoin face-to-face negotiations with the United States and Mexico on Tuesday after the two continental partners reached a deal that has raised fresh concerns about the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
U.S. President Donald Trump announced Monday that his administration and Mexico agreed on a bilateral trade framework with the potential for big implications for Canada.
By Mia Rabson and Janice Dickson, The Canadian Press
OTTAWA – Maverick Quebec MP Maxime Bernier, whose open defiance has been a major headache for the Opposition Conservatives, is quitting the party to start his own political movement — and he’s not pulling his punches.
Bernier, who narrowly lost the Tory leadership to rival Andrew Scheer, says he feels the party has abandoned its true ideals by refusing to end corporate subsidies or abolish the supply management system for poultry and dairy products.
OTTAWA – Environmental groups say Canada should stop producing nuclear energy until the federal government replaces its “pathetic” waste disposal policy with something more meaningful and scientific.
The groups, including the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility and the Canadian Environmental Law Association, plan to protest a meeting Wednesday where officials will discuss plans to decommission nuclear labs and reactors in Chalk River, Ont., and Pinawa, Man.