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Ontario’s next cannabis frontier. Focus shifts to new rules and new cities

The beginning of 2024 has been a period of change for Ontario’s cannabis industry, still in its early years. New Year’s Day saw regulations introduced that doubled the number of stores an operator could run, with the cap shooting up from 75 to 150. The change shocked many smaller cannabis …

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Grocery giant Loblaws pushing Ford government to change cannabis retail rules

As the Ford government ushers in new cannabis regulations that could dramatically scale up the number of licensed pot shops in Ontario, Global News can reveal that grocery store giant Loblaws has been pushing the province for legal changes that would allow the supermarket giant to enter the bud business. According …

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New Ontario cannabis rules could have ‘Amazon effect’ on industry

Small cannabis retailers are calling on the Ford government to reconsider recent changes to industry rules that some businesses fear could crush mom-and-pop operations in Ontario. In a New Year’s Day regulation, the Ontario government increased the cap on the number of stores a licensed company can operate in the …

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Ottawa ‘weighing options’ on further delay to expand assisted dying rules – National

The federal government is considering whether to pause its original plan to broaden the rules that govern medically assisted dying so they include patients whose only underlying condition is a mental disorder. “We’re weighing our options,” Justice Minister Arif Virani said Thursday. It would be the second time the federal …

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Okanagan’s real estate listings could increase after new short-term rental rules – Okanagan

Jack Mendes is already contemplating what he will do with his short term rental unit in downtown Kelowna, B.C., if new legislation prohibits him from renting it to vacationers four months out of the year. “I am positive that I will sell it,” Mendes told Global news. “Right now, we …

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New short-term rental rules could impact Penticton tourism

It’s no secret that there are hundreds of short-term rentals in Penticton, B.C. However, with new provincial-wide regulations aimed at cracking down on these short-term rentals, local officials say it could have a major impact on the local tourism industry. “The people that are staying in short-term rental facilities don’t …

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Tribunal rules in favour of injured migrant workers seeking more compensation

Six years after a devastating injury on an Ontario farm, Leroy Thomas says he’s finally feeling hopeful about the future. The former seasonal worker from Jamaica dislocated his spine while working at a Simcoe, Ont., tobacco farm in 2017, an injury that left him unable to continue as an agricultural …

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Federal Court rules 2022 elver quota transfer to First Nations fair and reasonable – Halifax

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 1, 2023 9:39 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size The Federal Court has rejected an attempt to overturn Ottawa’s decision in 2022 to reallocate part of the lucrative elver fishery quota to First Nations. In a written decision, Justice Elizabeth …

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Advocates push Liberals to relax Hong Kong immigration rules – National

A press conference in Markham, Ont., last week hosted by Liberal MP Paul Chiang seemed to offer good news for Hong Kongers hoping to flee the island increasingly under Beijing’s thumb: Canada would lift education requirements for Hong Kong immigrants with Canadian work experience. The move, which the Liberals framed …

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