After blowing July 1 deadline, Canada seems likely to legalize pot while ignoring UN treaties – National

Since a July 1 deadline to start withdrawing from international narcotics treaties has passed, the federal government is left with fewer, and much more awkward, ways of legalizing marijuana by July of 2018 without breaking international law, an expert says. “The government still does have some options,” says Steven Hoffman, a professor at York University in Toronto who specializes in ...

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Canada PM Trudeau pressured to tackle influx of asylum seekers over US border | World news

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, is facing growing political pressure to address the steady stream of asylum seekers who have been braving freezing temperatures, fields of waist-deep snow and icy ditches to cross into Canada from the US by foot. Recent months have seen a growing number of people entering Canada at remote, unguarded locations along the US border. Doing ...

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Refugees make up bulk of crossings from US to Canada – UNHCR

Montreal – Most of the hundreds of people streaming over the US border into Canada in recent weeks are asylum-seekers, coming from Syria, Yemen, Turkey or Sudan, according to the United Nations’ refugee point man in the country. In an interview, Jean-Nicolas Beuze, the representative in Canada of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said it was too soon ...

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