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Canada defends Safe Third Country Agreement as court challenge wraps up

Under the Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the U.S., asylum seekers at a formal border crossing traveling in either direction are turned back and told to apply for asylum in the country they first arrived in. → Read More

#BookReview Hello I Want to Die by Anna Mehler Paperny @amp6 @PenguinRandomCA

Synopsis: A vibrant, compelling memoir from a remarkable young woman that bravely reveals the real-life havoc wrought by depression and the urgent search for solutions. Illuminating, completely engaging–it’s essential reading for all since we all know someone whose life, family or friends are touched by the disease that directly afflicts a fifth of …Continue Reading... → Read More

Ex-Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to appear in Vancouver court for bail hearing

Meng Wanzhou will need "massive material and evidence" to support detention release, said a Vancouver immigration lawyer. → Read More

Florence is weakening, but she could still bring ‘epic’ rain to the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Florence was likely to weaken on Sunday as it swept through the Carolinas but dozens of communities are devastated and “epic” amounts of rain could still fall, officials said. The storm is expected to become a Tropical Depression as it trudged inland early Sunday, knocking out power and causing at least eight deaths as flood waters kept rising. Coverage of Florence on… → Read More

City of Wilmington entirely cut off by high flood waters as Florence continues to drench Carolinas

"The soil is soaked and can't absorb any more rain, so that water has to go somewhere, unfortunately," Zach Taylor, a meteorologist with the U.S. National Weather Service, said. → Read More

Canada looks south for help to solve EpiPen shortage

Canada said it is working with the FDA to access supplies of Mylan N.V.'s EpiPen emergency allergy antidote amid a growing shortage that has spared the U.S. → Read More

Just months away, here’s how pot legalization is shaping up in Canada

Recreational marijuana is on track to be legalized in Canada by July 2018. → Read More

Canada giving refugee status to border-crossers at rising rates

Asylum seekers who crossed the U.S. border into Canada this year are obtaining refugee status at higher rates, as authorities accept claims from people who say they fear being deported by the Trump administration. → Read More

In Ontario, black inmates spend more time awaiting trial than white inmates

Black people in Canada’s most populous province spent longer behind bars awaiting trial than white people charged with many of the same categories of crimes in each of the past five years, according to data obtained by Reuters. Between April 2015 and April 2016, the most recent period in which data is available, black people awaiting trial in Ontario jails were there longer, on average, than… → Read More

Big drop in number of asylum seekers illegally crossing into Canada in September

The decline to 1,881 from 5,712 brings the total number of border-crossers so far this year to 15,102. → Read More

Canada has deported hundreds of people back to war torn countries

That includes 134 people to Iraq, 62 to the Democratic Republic of Congo and 43 to Afghanistan, the data shows. → Read More

Canada’s jailhouse secret: why legally innocent inmates are dying in prison

Nearly 270 people have died in Canadian provincial jails over the past five years. Two-thirds of them were legally innocent. → Read More

Refugee claims in Canada spiked in last 2 months. 1/5th crossed the border illegally.

Almost half of Canadians want people who entered illegally to be deported. → Read More

CBSA detaining record number of Mexicans in 2017

Canada's border authorities detained more Mexicans in the first 67 days of 2017 than they did annually in any of the three previous years, according to statistics obtained by Reuters. → Read More

Mycoplasma genitalium: The prevalent, highly drug-resistant new STI nobody’s testing for

Researchers have found the first evidence of sexually transmitted infection Mycoplasma Genitalium in Canada. It's highly prevalent, inordinately drug-resistant, and clinics aren't testing for it → Read More

‘The war on STIs has failed’: Reinventing the way we tackle sexual disease

Ameeta Singh’s patients should know better. The Edmonton doctor and infectious disease specialist is seeing more people with more severe sexually transmitted infections — young men with chlamydia and hemorrhagic proctitis who say they’ve had 30-odd partners in the past six months and didn’t use condoms half the time; seemingly healthy people who’ve been on intensive HIV treatment for ages and… → Read More

Tracking sexually transmitted infections in a Tinder age

Apps aren't making people promiscuous. But they can make it much trickier to trace the path of infections passed on through casual sex. → Read More

Safe sex misconceptions: Things you should know about STIs

We asked an STI clinician and an epidemiologist for some tips, and the things they wish people knew. → Read More

Crisis pregnancy centres mislead women, report says

Dozens of crisis pregnancy centres across Canada, many aided by tax dollars, offer counselling and pregnancy tests. But not abortion referrals. → Read More

Canada’s getting a trans rights bill next week

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould will introduce legislation making gender identity a prohibited ground for discrimination in Canada's Human Rights Act and make it an identifiable group protected from hate crimes. → Read More