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Opioid overdoses have reduced life expectancy in BC
In British Columbia, life expectancy has declined slightly more than a month ago, mainly due to the increase in illegal fentanyl, but also the availability of prescription opioids. This is the result of a recent report by Canada's Health Minister Theresa Tam stating that, despite the lack of national data, similar developments are expected across Canada. (Since the beginning of 201
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Justin Trudeau warns that Saudi Arabia will be terminated Arms business could cost $ 1 billion
The terms of the agreement negotiated by the former Conservative government could lead to a prohibitive indictment if Canada went away, said Trudeau. His remarks came only a day after he said he was ready to freeze exports as the NDP pressured the Liberal government to follow Germany to punish Riyadh for his alleged role in the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Referring to the 14-year deal to supply Saudis with armored vehicles, Trudeau said, "I do not want to deny Canadians a billion-dollar bill because we're trying to do the right thing, so we control that very carefully and that's it anything I can say. "
John Tory is confident that the results of the Toronto Station will work in his favor
The center-right mayor will likely benefit from the reduction of NDP -attached votes on Toronto's smaller 25-seat Council. On the one hand, Tory should be able to live up to its promise to raise home tax rates on inflation. The smaller group of NDP councilors and other progressives will be forced to recruit centrists to defeat Tory and his allies on all important issues. Tory also noted that the fact that he has won majorities in each community gives him a "very solid mandate" for his second four-year term.
Here's Denise Balkissoon's view of the Toronto election: "As expected, the shortened, chaotic campaign season and reduced size of the council also reduced the chances that various types of Torontonians could access political power." Perhaps the first agenda item of the council change the motto of the city, because "diversity, our strength" is a joke, so funny that it hurts.The Council remains extremely masculine, extremely white and extremely old to old, seemingly the exact opposite of the public that he represents should – and has done a nondescript job for decades. "
Kennedy Stewart's Plan for Affordable Housing in Vancouver faces hurdles in all directions
The mayor wants to build 2,500 dwellings under the market every year for 10 years, plus another 6,000 a year J at market rates. But he already sees pushback from developers in the region saying that construction and property costs and new rental control changes make it difficult to achieve these goals. Stewart also needs to gain support in a split council, where even his alleged allies on the left call for tough deals with developers who are demanding things like providing low-cost units to get building permits. The Green Party, which has three seats, wants half of all new projects to be below market prices. But at the same time, Green Councilor Adriane Carr says that the public needs to be consulted before it increases the density.
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Trudeau's CO2 rebate plan – and why he does it
The Prime Minister reveals his plan for discounts during a speech at Humber College in Toronto – in the Ontario Rally Premier Doug Ford, who is a vociferous opponent of the federally mandated carbon tax. Trudeau says the rebates will help offset the toll, which will start on April 1, 2019. Here's how Ottawa projects things: Ontario households will pay $ 244 in CO2 tax costs, and receive $ 300 in rebates; those in Saskatchewan will fork over $ 403 and receive $ 598; Manitobans pay $ 232 and get back $ 336; New Brunswickers will distribute $ 202 and earn $ 248.
Here is the opinion of our Editorial Board: "It is politically wise to distribute carbon revenue directly to people, not to relentless provincial governments, which helps counteract the federal conservative agenda The CO2 tax is a source of revenue. [But] Voters may see their electoral rebate checks as a kind of unseemly bribe – or, worse, they may feel burdened by higher prices year-round than they would be pleased by the annual federal money infusion
And John Ibbitson argues that carbon taxes against climate change will be an epic contest: "The Liberals have scientists and economists in their corner." The Conservatives and opposing premiers are appealing to a tax-fresh and skeptical public This debate will take us over the coming months b occupy, perhaps consume us.
World stocks marked a sixth consecutive day of losses on Wednesday, as fears over global economic growth slowed the mood.Wall Street tilted Tokyo's Nikkei gained 0.4 percent and the Shanghai Composite 0.3 percent, although Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.4 percent, while in Europe London's FTSE 100, the German DAX and the Paris CAC 40 dropped by 0.4 to 0.7 percent at around 6:05 am ET New York futures were down The Canadian dollar was below 76.5 cents