By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: March 13, 2019 at 11:13 am | UPDATED: March 13, 2019 at 11:13 am By Luz Laz and Paul Schemm | Washington Post Canada said Wednesday that it is grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes over safety concerns arising from the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight earlier this week. The news leaves the United States and its carriers as the last major users of the aircraft. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said he issued what he calls a “safety notice” after new data was reviewed Wednesday morning Garneau said the new information reviewed Wednesday is satellite tracking data that is collected when an aircraft takes off, which he says provides a vertical profile. His experts looked at this data and compared it to that of the Lion Air crash in October, which involved the same type of craft, and found similarities that “exceed a certain threshold in our minds” with the possibilities of what happened in Ethiopia. “At this point … [Read more...] about Canada grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 planes
World Recreational cannabis officially became legal across Canada on Wednesday, a long-awaited fulfillment of a 2015 campaign promise by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the outcome of a summer decision by parliament. With legalization, however, Canada has focused attention on the vastly different position of the federal government south of the border in the United States. Leading up to October 17, Canadians were warned by legal experts and officials that despite numerous U.S. states legalizing marijuana, the plant remains classified as an illegal schedule 1 drug under U.S. federal law. This means that Canadian marijuana investors, workers in the budding industry and even casual users could face difficulties, and potentially even lifetime bans, when entering the U.S. As a result, top Canadian and U.S. officials have met on several occasions to discuss the implementation of legal weed policies, Richard Walker, a spokesperson for Global Affairs Canada, told Newsweek. Cannabis … [Read more...] about Legal Weed Has Arrived In Canada but Will the U.S. Target Investors Crossing the Border?
World International Affairs With Canada set to officially legalize recreational marijuana this month, the nation’s cannabis industry is seeing soaring stock prices, leaving U.S. producer concerned. Although recreational pot has been legalized in nine U.S. states and the nation’s capital, as well as for medical use in more than 30 states, it remains classified as an illegal schedule 1 drug under federal law, meaning that it has "no medical value and high potential for abuse," according to Vox. This reality presents significant challenges for U.S. producers when they seek to grow their businesses. “The concern for some of the players is the market will be dominated by Canadian companies, shareholders and banks if we allow too much time to pass,” Derek Peterson, CEO of California-based marijuana producer and seller Terra Tech, told Huff Post Canada. A woman waves a flag with a marijuana leaf next to a group gathered to celebrate National … [Read more...] about As Canada Dominates Legal Weed Industry, U.S. Producers Feel Threatened Due to Federal Prohibitions
0 Have your say IT is migration policy which continues to illustrate the divisiveness of the Brexit debate. For, while Britain’s global success can be attributed, in part, to the contribution that workers from overseas make to the economy or quality of key public services like the NHS, the issue of free movement for EU citizens very much fuelled this country’s decision to leave the European Union.Yet, with just six months to go until the country’s exit from the EU, and much uncertainty about the terms of the UK’s departure as Theresa May prepares to meet European leaders, the Migration Advisory Committee has sought to provide some clarity by suggesting that this country applies a level playing field over future visa applications and does not favour workers from EU nations.However, while this does, in fact, mirror Canada’s approach, the reports put the onus back on Ministers to make the final decision. And this is precisely where the … [Read more...] about The Yorkshire Post says: Migrants – and why they count. Policy needs wider perspectiv
News / UK and world by Press Association September 18, 2018, 11:07 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter EU nationals should be subject to the same rules as migrants from the rest of the world after free movement ceases to apply in the UK, according to a Government-commissioned report. The long-awaited study also concluded that the post-Brexit immigration system should make it easier for higher-skilled workers to come to the country, while continuing to limit access for those in lower-skilled roles. Ministers asked experts to carry out an in-depth analysis on the patterns and impact of migration from the European Economic Area in July last year to help them draw up proposed new rules for after the “implementation” period ends in December 2020. The Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) final report says that, if immigration is not part of the negotiations with the EU and the UK is deciding its future system in … [Read more...] about EU nationals ‘should face same rules as migrants from elsewhere post-Brexit’