Prohibiting these substances has never been a solution because you cannot prohibit addiction, which is a health and spiritual disease originating from soul loss, writes Independent Senator Mary Jane McCallum.
Border Security Minister Bill Blair helped shepherd the passage of the feds' cannabis legislation last year. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
Recreational marijuana has been legal for months now, and despite the doom and gloom forecasted by some, Canada continues to move forward.
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Gerald Butts has removed himself from the daily political grind of strategizing how to keep the Liberals in power. But observers say it's unlikely he will be consigned to watch the campaign unfold from the sidelines.
SNC-Lavalin risks a takeover if it's convicted. But aside from likely outrage in Quebec, Ottawa can find other builders for its infrastructure plans if the company is banned from bidding on federal contracts, experts say
The Quebec company had extensive access to government ministers and top staffers, and was the only organization registered to lobby for allowing deferred prosecution agreements for white collar crimes.