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October 15, 2018 9:16 PM Airlines impose cannabis ban on pilots and cabin crew

Jazz has introduced a similar policy, banning employees in safety-critical positions from using marijuana on or off duty, spokesperson Debra Williams said. Nav Canada, the private company that operates the country’s air traffic control system, said it would reveal its cannabis policy for employees on Wednesday. But a spokesperson said it already has a zero tolerance 8

October 14, 2018 1:41 PM Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

However, Trump in the same interview said: “As of this moment, they deny it and they deny it vehemently. Could it be them? Yes.” Other stock exchanges in the Mideast saw far less volatility Sunday. U.S. markets have been rattled by rising interest rates, signs of a slowdown in the global economy and the U.S.-China trade dispute. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed 16

October 13, 2018 7:57 PM Universite Laval unveils policy banning teacher-student relationships

MONTREAL—A Quebec City university is unrolling a new sexual violence policy that includes a ban on intimate relationships between teachers and their students. Universite Laval’s policy also includes the creation of a centre dedicated to preventing sexual violence and mandatory training for students, teachers and staff. The measures announced Friday conform 39

October 12, 2018 7:12 PM Washington Post: Turkey has proof Saudi writer was killed

Anadolu Agency said the delegation would hold talks with Turkish officials over the weekend. It did not provide further details. On Thursday, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Turkey and Saudi Arabia would form a “joint working group” to look into Khashoggi’s disappearance. The 59-year-old journalist, who was considered close to the Saudi 12

October 11, 2018 4:55 PM U.S. border ban on Canadian cannabis workers lifted

VANCOUVER—Canadians who work in the domestic cannabis industry will be allowed free entry to the United States according to an update made quietly on Tuesday to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s policy on cannabis and the border. The update came with little fanfare but it indicates an enormous shift in a policy stance that had generated fears 9

October 9, 2018 8:16 PM Nova Scotia university reassures students after allegations of mishandled assault case

The email was shared with students on Monday as a Canadian Press story about a Toronto-area woman’s experience reporting an alleged sexual assault to the university emerged. St. F.X. swiftly launched an investigation after the woman came forward and found the accused responsible, but then quietly set aside its decision to suspend him for the next academic 8

October 8, 2018 4:45 PM ‘What are you afraid of?’: Quebec teachers decry proposed religious symbol ban

Like Kaur, Namarta Malhi believes politicians are trying to create a problem where none exists. Both say they’ve grown up in the province, learned French, and have always felt like they belonged in Quebec society. “There has never been a case, to my knowledge, when an authority figure is not performing a task properly because they have this thing on their 9

October 3, 2018 7:15 PM Jets sniper Laine lands critical hit on Canucks in ‘Fortnite’ Flap

“It’s a PlayStation game,” said Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers, who like Laine is a “Fortnite” fan. “Our jobs are to play hockey and we need to be prepared to do that every single day. We know what we need to do to get ready for a hockey game and it’s not playing Fortnite till 2 a.m.” In Toronto, Leafs forward Zach Hyman was also advising people to chill 9

October 2, 2018 6:53 PM Deferred mutual fund fees ‘extra burden,’ for seniors, NDP says

Mutual fund fees are an “unnecessary and extra burden” — especially for seniors — and the Ford government is overlooking the concerns of average investors by not banning them, says the provincial NDP’s finance critic. “This government recently made a decision to ignore the concerns of both investors, investment regulators and seniors’ advocate groups 10

September 28, 2018 12:56 PM India’s top court lifts temple’s ban on women who menstruate

NEW DELHI—India’s Supreme Court on Friday lifted a temple’s ban on women of menstruating age, holding that equality is supreme irrespective of age and gender. The historic Sabarimala temple had barred women age 10 to 50 from entering the temple, one of the largest Hindu pilgrimage centres in the world. Some religious figures consider menstruating women 11