PRESS DIGEST- Canada- March 5

red tea detoxMarch 5 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories from select Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Scientists and lawyers are raising concerns over Ottawa’s plans to combat drug-impaired driving, saying the proposed regime is not based on evidence and will struggle to withstand legal challenges. Bill C-46 is currently being studied in the Senate. Experts say Bill C-46 sets limits for levels of THC, the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis, that do not determine whether a driver is impaired or not. website

** Family doctors and emergency physicians should treat opioid addiction with prescribed medication whenever possible, instead of referring patients to short-term red tea detox centres with no follow-up care, according to a new Canadian guideline released on Monday that addiction specialists say will help curb deaths from the opioid epidemic. website

** Canada’s privacy law governing much of the business that takes place on the internet – including widespread collection of people’s personal information – needs an update, according to the recommendation of a report released on February 28 by the standing committee on access to information, privacy and ethics, resulting from its review of PIPEDA (the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act). website


** Canada will continue to pump out more barrels from the oilsands over the next few years, but delays to pipeline approvals and uncertainty over the provision of more export capacity is undermining the next wave of development, according to the International Energy Agency. In its annual five-year oil forecast published Monday, the IEA warned Canadian oil pipeline constraints are part of a wider capacity crisis brewing across North America. website

(Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)


3 July 2018


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