New CMA head says time is now for politicians to talk decriminalizing opioids | CBC News

New CMA head says time is now for politicians to talk decriminalizing opioids |...

The new president of the Canadian Medical Association is calling on politicians to have an "open and courageous" debate about decriminalizing opioids in the face of a nationwide overdose crisis. "I think the time for having those conversations is now," Dr. Gigi Osler told the CBC's Chris Hall in an interview airing Saturday on CBC Radio's…
Shin Ji-ye and her aim to challenge sexism in Korean politics

Shin Ji-ye and her aim to challenge sexism in Korean politics

Seoul, South Korea - When South Koreans went to polls for location elections in June this year, out of the 71 candidates vying for 17 local government positions, only six of them were women. Two of the female candidates were from Green Party Korea which was launched in 2012 and has no members in the…
Alberta education minister apologizes after test asks students about ‘positive effect’ of residential schools | CBC News

Alberta education minister apologizes after test asks students about ‘positive effect’ of residential schools...

Alberta's education minister apologized Thursday for what he calls "hateful material" — an online social studies question that asked students about the "positive effect" of residential schools. Education Minister David Eggen has also told Alberta Education to review material used by the Alberta Distance Learning Centre, the source of the material, to make sure its use is "immediately discontinued."…
Democratic wave could reboot Hill’s Trump-Russia probes

Democratic wave could reboot Hill’s Trump-Russia probes

Those likely to be hauled up to Capitol Hill include close Trump associates like former White House communications director Hope Hicks and the current White House social media director Dan Scavino. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo Elections Reopening investigations into the 2016 election would thrill liberal voters but could involve political risk, and showdowns with…
Demi Lovato’s Mom Gives An Update On Singer’s Overdose And Recovery

Demi Lovato’s Mom Gives An Update On Singer’s Overdose And Recovery

It's been nearly two months since Demi Lovato's frightening overdose that led to an extended hospitalization and now, reportedly, a stay in a rehab facility. Details have slowly trickled out since then; now, thanks to a new interview with NewsMax TV (via People), Demi's mother, Dianna De La Garza, has given an important update about…

What’s driving down the number of terrorist attacks?

There has been a fall by almost one-quarter in the number of attacks by armed groups worldwide last year. That is one of the conclusions of the US State Department's latest annual survey of global terrorism But Iran will not welcome another of the survey's highlights. The Americans single out the Iranians as the world's…