Giving the green light to green gold on October 17
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Giving the green light to green gold on October 17

The Cannabis Act, also known as Bill C45, will come into effect across Canada on October 17. The Act allows the use of recreational cannabis under a legal framework that controls the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis in the country subject to provincial or territorial restrictions.

Canadian Filipino Sean Devlin wins Award in 2018 Vancouver Film Festival

Canadian Filipino Sean Devlin wins Award in 2018 Vancouver Film Festival
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Canadian Filipino artist, comedian and activist Sean Devlin won the 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival’s (VIFF) Emerging Canadian Director Award for his debut film When the Storm Fades, a docudrama about a Filipino family whose lives were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in 2013.

Nine awards were presented during VIFF’s BC Spotlight Gala held in Vancouver on October 6.

Medically Assisted Death: A Matter of Life and Death Divides the Catholic Church in Canada

Medically Assisted Death: A Matter of Life and Death Divides the Catholic Church in Canada
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The Vatican’s Jura et Bona defines “euthanasia", or "mercy killing" as "an action or an omission which of itself or by intention causes death, in order that all suffering may in this way be eliminated."

After years of debate and controversial court cases, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government passed Bill C-14, decriminalizing doctor assisted suicide in Canada because to criminalize it was against Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The bill received Royal assent in June 2016 and set out a regime to regulate who could obtain “medical assistance in dying.” Immediately, it exposed the deep divisions that exist within the Catholic Church in Canada.