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Why must Canadian cannabis be packaged in child-proof containers, but not Alcohol/Tobacco?

The Cannabis Act and the Cannabis Regulations lay out a set of guidelines that regulate the packaging requirements for Cannabis distribution in the country. Among the more basic and expected ...
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Why wasn't Point Roberts given an exception to the Canada-US border closure?

Point Roberts is a small community in Washington off the tip of the Tsawwassen peninsula south of Vancouver, with a population of around a thousand. The only roads connecting Point Roberts to the rest ...
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Why doesn't Canada recognize the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine? [closed]

According to cbc.ca: The government of Canada's website lists which vaccines are recognized for the purposes of travel — Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, AstraZeneca-Oxford, and Johnson and Johnson — and ...
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What exactly is the nature of Michael Spavor's espionage charges?

Chinese court jails Canadian for 11 years on spying charges A court in China has found Canadian businessman Michael Spavor guilty of spying, sentencing him to 11 years in prison, in a decision likely ...
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Why does Canada only accept refugee applications from Afghans applying from Afghanistan, thus requiring them to return to the country?

The Canadian government have started processing the refugee applications for Afghanistan whose lives are being endangered by the increasing advances of the Taliban. According to immigration.ca: ...
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Why do countries keep the British Monarch as their head of state?

I think it is somewhat understandable for small territories that are either still dependent on the United Kingdom or are independent but relying economically on the UK, but what about Canada, Belize, ...
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Is there any government that managed to help local (national) content creators by regulating the big streaming giants?

I have recently heard about the Canadian Bill C-10 and read more about it. There seems to be a lot of criticism about it and few arguments in favor of it: Pros "<<The bill is not about ...
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What do the media and First Nations hope to accomplish by bringing attention to the history of residential schools in Canada?

There was recently a discovery of children who had died at a residential school, which led to protests and much media attention. This isn't a totally new discovery, though, and organizations have ...
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What caused Canada to change their stance on the "lab leak" theory of COVID?

On May 27th 2021, Prime Minister Trudeau said: “We support the call by the United states and others to better understand the origins of COVID-19,” Trudeau told reporters. “I know there are a lot of ...
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What political factors led to the slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in Canada?

Among the G7, Canada ranks second to last in terms of COVID-19 Vaccine rollout, only ahead of Japan (where Vaccine rollout only began in March). Additionally, Canada was the only G7 member to tap into ...
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Appeal process for being designated a "Terrorist Group" (Canada)

Yesterday, the office of Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness designated 13 groups as "Terrorist Groups". According to CBC, the result is that it is not necessarily ...
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How did Canadian politicians bypass the Canada U.S. border closure in December 2020, to vacation in the U.S?

I'm referring to https://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/a-violation-of-trust-alberta-doctors-decry-government-vacations-abroad. I know there are exceptions to the Canada U.S. border closure, like ...
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Is the Vimy Ridge Memorial Canadian territory?

The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is a war memorial site in France dedicated to the memory of Canadian Expeditionary Force members killed during the First World War. Suppose I want to open a gift ...
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Why wasn't Justin Trudeau, Canada Prime Minister, tested for COVID19 when his wife caught it? [closed]

Why wasn't Justin Trudeau tested, when his wife tested positive in Mar 2020? I'm not referring to his negative test in Oct 2020. On Mar 28 2020, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau says she has recovered from ...
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Would it be economically beneficial for Canada to relaunch its once-abolished Immigrant Investor Programme as a Pandemic recovery solution?

As the title says, would it be helpful for a low population country like Canada to get financial aid in the form of Investment in return for PR? Canada used to have such a programme but it was ...
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To what extent will Canada's prime minister and its governor general coordinate the upcoming Throne Speech with the queen?

After seeing Al Jazeera's Canada’s COVID-19 recovery plan to dominate Trudeau throne speech Justin Trudeau is set to unveil ‘broad’ plan that includes healthcare and job support when Parliament ...
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Is there a political meaning behind writing Canada with a K (in English)?

The BBC has quoted this tweet written by someone supporting statue takedown/vandalism (depending on your viewpoint) in Canada One thing a little odd about the tweet is that Canada is spelled Kanada (...
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Why are American elections and politics receiving so much coverage in Canadian and European media?

I live in Canada, but I follow American politics to some degree, as do most of the people I know. However, I do it as a hobby and realize that American politics really don't have much of an effect on ...
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Is Canada required to allow transit to and from Alaska?

Currently, the US/Canada border is closed to "non-essential" travel. US citizens travelling to and from Alaska are allowed, with some restrictions, to make this journey by car. Is the right ...
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Do the Canadian Senate's regions support each other in voting as the Constitution expects them to?

I was reading the Wikipedia article on the Senate of Canada. Based on that, Canada is divided into four principal regions that all have 24 senators; in addition is Newfoundland & Labrador and the ...
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What's the meaning of a golden border around an open letter in Canada?

Yesterday, a group of parliamentarians and former Canadian diplomats wrote a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, urging the release of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. The letter features the ...
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Why is a UN Security Council seat important to Canada?

Canada loses its bid for a seat on UN Security Council. Some politicians are very disappointed with that fact. I am of the opinion that instead of Canada, we have Norway or Ireland. I believe they ...
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Why are some countries continuing to tighten lockdown restrictions despite empty hospitals and decreasing coronavirus infections?

As an example, British Columbia decided to shutdown all national parks on April 8th. This might seem prudent if we were talking about Lombardy in March, but the actual numbers show that BC is actually ...
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When was the last time the Canada–US border closed to visitors?

Multiple sources have reported that Canada and the United States have announced that the Canada–United States border is about to close to non-essential travel in an effort to reduce the spread of ...
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How does a hereditary chief differ from the elected officials in North America's First Nations?

In Canada there have been protests against the building of a gas pipeline. From what I can tell, most protests started when the hereditary leaders of the Weet'suwet'en opposed it and called for allies ...
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The political risk of a law that allows traffic camera be installed in all intersections [closed]

In all the cities I have lived in in Canada, I do not see a lot of traffic cameras in intersections. There seems to be only one or two in the intersections with the most traffic. That gets me thinking ...
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Why hasn't Canada legislated to assist Hong Kong protesters?

The US Congress is trying to enact the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019. Canada has many Hongkongers. Why hasn't Canada tried too?
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Why did eastern B.C. and Canadian Prairies largely vote Conservative in Oct. 2019?

I screenshot CBC on Oct. 22 2019. I know these electoral districts (ridings) didn't vote Conservative — BC — South Okanagan-West Kootenay AB — Edmonton-Strathcona (too teeny to be seen in screen shot)...
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Canadian election: role of party leader when not chosen in electoral district

In Canadian elections every member of parliament (house of commons) is chosen in the electoral district in which he runs. Most of them are affiliated with one of the federal parties (some run ...
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Is Obama's support of Trudeau's re-election "foreign interference"? [closed]

There have been concerns that the 2019 federal Canadian election might be the target of foreign interference. Former U.S. president and current American citizen Barack Obama issued a public statement:...
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What would happen if the Liberals and Conservatives won an equal number of seats in the Canadian Parliamentary elections?

In the answers to my question about CBC's poll tracker (In CBC's poll tracker, why do the probabilities of winning not add up to 100%?), it was mentioned that there could be a possibility of a tie ...
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In CBC's poll tracker, why do the probabilities of winning not add up to 100%?

In CBC's poll tracker at: https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/elections/poll-tracker/canada/, probabilities of winning the 2019 Canadian federal election are provided. Currently, these are 11% Liberal ...
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Why does Canada fund fertility treatment but not dentistry, medications or optometry?

I'm from Ontario and OHIP funds fertility. If I get the facts wrong, go ahead and just edit! OHIP doesn't fund, if you're 20-64, optometry like annual eye exams. over 25, prescription medications. ...
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What is wrong with Justin Trudeau (or anyone) masquerading as Aladdin?

I live in a part of world where people of color represent a small minority of the population, and TBH the issue of racism is non-existent in my surrounding (or severely understated, I can't judge). ...
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Shouldn't countries like Russia and Canada support global warming?

Shouldn't these countries benefit from it? Shouldn't they want heat to melt the ice?
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Is it possible to have no customs union and a soft border?

I know that there have been answers to similar questions in the context of Brexit, and the consensus seems to be that it's not possible. But in the question about why the US-Canada border is soft at ...
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Why's the B.C.-Washington border mostly unfenced and so poorly monitored? [closed]

This was in the news recently — Lawyer for B.C. man who pleaded guilty to migrant smuggling to challenge mandatory minimum penalty. But search warrant documents previously obtained by the National ...
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Why does Canada require bilingualism in a lot of federal government posts?

As I learnt from this video, in Canada, having fluency in English and French is mandatory (In some important government jobs like prime minister). This is considering that the group of French people ...
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Where does the provincial budget of Ontario exhibit its spending on the arts, culture, tourism?

My grandparents read Here's everything the Doug Ford government cut in its first year in office | National Observer, but this exhibits only the differences, not the old and new values. Where can they ...
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How are Canada and the USA similar and different with regards to immigration?

While reading the NY Post this morning I found this short opinion piece. It states: While “a politically divisive debate continues to rage” in the United States over a Census question on ...
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What do Native Americans in Canada want from the Federal Government?

In recent news in Canada it has been reported that Indigenous peoples are no longer supporting Justin Trudeau's Liberal government. In fact, support has dipped to 2 in 10 Indigenous saying they would ...
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To what extent do precedents in Westminster systems apply in other countries that use it?

There is currently discussion in the UK about the possibility of a future Prime Minister proroguing Parliament in order to prevent it from frustrating their vision of Brexit. A big part of the ...
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How much money would be saved if Parliament Hill flags were replaced only when frayed?

What's the cost of replacing the 5 current Parliament Hill flags? What'd be the cost of replacing these 5 flags only when truly necessary, e.g. when they get frazzled, or must be adjusted to and from ...
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Do the United States' new tariffs on Mexican imports apply to goods shipped through the US to other countries?

Canada currently imports some 2.5 Billion C$ a year in fresh produce from Mexico. If this produce is shipped by rail or truck through the United States to Canada, would the proposed Trump escalating ...
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Do any countries use a codified version of the "matter of confidence" of (former) UK tradition?

By tradition that appears to be in question now there used to be case in the UK that governments could designate a particular vote as being a ‘matter of confidence’ – which means they would ...
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How is the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin risking 9000 jobs?

In the recently released tape the government was pressuring the attorney general not to prosecute SNC-Lavalin because of potential job loss and all that. The figure of 9000 jobs was mentioned at one ...
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Is NAFTA currently in effect, and/or will it be in effect should the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) fail?

I'm curious about the current state of NAFTA. Was it terminated to make way for the new agreement, or is passing the new agreement the trigger for the removal of NAFTA? Basically, if the new trade ...
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Decision about cultural appropriation by tribal government

Have their been any decisions or recommendations by governments of Native American tribes or nations about the issue of cultural appropriation? I am especially interested in decisions or ...
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Why was SNC-Lavalin not offered a remediation agreement?

Recently, the government of Justin Trudeau in Canada has faced a scandal concerning political interference in the corruption prosecution of the Quebec construction company SNC-Lavalin. Prosecutors ...
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What is Montana worth?

I came across an interesting article that points to a change.org petition suggesting that the United States sell the state of Montana to Canada for one trillion dollars ($1,000,000,000,000) and put ...