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Ottawa will act quickly once Alberta eliminates its Carbon Tax; Canadian pharmaceutical companies to be hit with $1.1B lawsuit

Alberta to be hit with same levy as other provinces

Alberta premier Jason Kenney plans to eliminate the province’s version of the carbon tax but it will be short-lived. Once the legislation is passed ending the tax on May 30, Ottawa will quickly impose their own version. It will be the same levy forced on the other provinces that repealed the carbon tax.

Drug companies accused of illegally promoting life-risking opiates

A class action lawsuit is being proposed against Canadian drug makers for pushing opiates on vulnerable patients. In an article from the Canadian Press, it’s claimed the companies illegally and deceptively promoted the highly addictive drugs which killed thousands over the past few years. The lawsuit will seek more $1 billion from over 20 companies.

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Canadians arrested for allegedly stealing Chinese state secrets

Two Canadians detained in China have been formally arrested. Officials think the move was made to put pressure on Canada to release a high ranking Huawei executive. It is alleged the two stole state secrets but no other details were given.

Ottawa yet to decide if Canada will join U.S. in Huawei ban

The Canadian government says it won’t be pressured to follow suit and ban Huawei technology. U.S. President Donald Trump made an executive order to prohibit using the Chinese tech company’s equipment. The United States warned its allies that it may share less intelligence with them if they don’t join the ban.

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