Hibernia’s lesson: drug testing must link to accident

The reinstatement of a Hibernia employee who was fired in 2015 for failing a drug test has been unanimously upheld by the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal. In the case of Hibernia Platform Employers’ Organization v. Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 2121 2018 NLCA 45, a request by the Hibernia Platform … Continued

Continue Reading

Calgary transport companies say no to random testing

Statistics Canada recently revealed that over one million Canadians have been in a car with a driver who has recently (in this case, less than two hours prior) used cannabis, and that nearly 15% of licensed Canadian drivers have admitted to using cannabis and driving less than two hours later. Despite this, and unlike Toronto’s … Continued

Continue Reading

Alcohol deaths increase for women: report

A study of alcohol-related deaths and hospitalizations run by the Canadian Institute for Health Information has released its findings, and the results don’t look good for Canadian women, who have seen a 26% uptick in deaths resulting from alcohol in less than two decades. The study, which ran from 2001 to 2017, shows that for … Continued

Continue Reading

Study finds fentanyl in nearly all heroin sold in Vancouver

A recent study led by the B.C. Centre on Substance Abuse (BCCSU) has revealed that nearly all substances labeled as heroin sold in Vancouver contain the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl. By allowing users to voluntarily check their street drugs for additionally harmful substances, the BCCSU was able to compile enough data to show that fentanyl … Continued

Continue Reading

Post-secondary schools in London to restrict or ban cannabis

Some Canadian post-secondary schools are taking advantage of their right to exercise zero tolerance on their campuses in preparation for the legalization of cannabis this October. When the law is passed on October 17th, nearly two million university students will have already started their studies across the country, and 50,000 of these will be attending … Continued

Continue Reading

Airlines still awaiting federal guidelines for cannabis

As it moves towards the October 17th recreational cannabis legalization date, the Federal government still needs to provide regulations for Canada’s airline industry regarding the effects of cannabis on its crews and pilots. Currently, Transport Canada uses alcohol regulations to ban flight staff from imbibing within eight hours of flying. And while many airlines take … Continued

Continue Reading

Molson looking to produce cannabis-infused beverages

Under the expectation that consumer acceptance and consumption of cannabis is on the uptick, Molson Coors Brewing Co. has announced its partnership with The Hydropothecary Corporation (HEXO) to produce non-alcoholic cannabis-infused products. The new venture will be a stand-alone start up with a separate board and management team and an interest split between Molson Coors … Continued

Continue Reading

First cannabis roadside testing device to be approved

As Canada quickly approaches the finalization of the legalization of cannabis, included in Bill C-46 which was passed in June, they have authorized the first roadside oral fluid testing devices along with making numerous changes to impaired driving laws. The oral fluid testing devices, once in use, will allow the police to swab the inside … Continued

Continue Reading

Canadian police scrambling to ready for impairment testing

It is now unlikely, according to the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, that two thousand officers will be adequately trained in time to identify drug-impaired drivers in preparation for the October 17th legalization of cannabis across Canada. This is not surprising, as last fall, the Association, which represents 90% of Canadian police agencies, warned … Continued

Continue Reading

Are video games the future of impairment testing?

In an effort to determine whether employees are fit to perform in specific safety sensitive positions, some workplaces are now asking employers to play video games before starting work. A short test, the “video game” tests the player’s ability to classify shapes quickly and accurately, then uses the collected data and compares it with previous … Continued

Continue Reading

Drop us your email to stay connected with us.


Contact Location