Pesticide Registration in Canada

(Disponible en français : L’homologation des pesticides au Canada) Pesticides – or pest control products – are substances used to control living organisms that are considered harmful. For this reason, these substances can sometimes pose health and environmental risks. In Canada, pesticide use is subject to a registration process to mitigate those risks. How are…

Executive Summary – Assisted Dying in Canada After Carter v. Canada

(Disponible en français : Résumé – L’aide médicale à mourir au Canada après l’arrêt Carter c. Canada) In February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) (the Carter decision), an important decision about the law on assisted dying. The law had been unsuccessfully challenged twenty years earlier at the Supreme Court in Rodriguez v. British…

Ebola Virus

Ebola: The Disease, Canadian Government Interventions, and Economic Impacts

Raphaëlle Deraspe Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division (Aussi disponsible en français : Ebola : La maladie, les interventions du gouvernement canadien et les répercussions économiques) The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been described by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the Ebola virus was first…