In the news today May 6

first_imgThree stories in the news for Monday, May 6———FEDERAL BYELECTION DAY NANAIMO, B.C.Voters are heading to the polls today to elect a member of Parliament in the B.C. riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith in what could be an indicator of the fall federal election. The leaders of the Liberals, Conservatives, Greens, NDP and the People’s Party of Canada have all visited the riding since the byelection was called. David Black, a political communications expert at Royal Roads University in Victoria, says that highlights the importance of today’s. He says the parties will use the byelection as a study for political messaging before the Oct. 21 federal election.———SHORTAGE OF POPULAR CANNABIS PRODUCT IN CANADARetailers across Canada are struggling with a shortage of all cannabis, but there’s one product they’re especially desperate to keep on shelves: C-B-D. It’s a non-intoxicating extract that has been promoted as a natural cure for pain, anxiety and insomnia, despite limited medical research. It’s so trendy that Kim Kardashian West recently posted on Instagram about her “C-B-D baby shower,” where she invited guests to make C-B-D-infused salt scrubs and body oil. Companies are ramping up hemp growth to produce the popular extract, but observers expect the shortage to persist until late this year.———DOCTORS CALL FOR CHANGE TO ADDRESS SUICIDETwo doctors are drawing attention to the issue of suicide in their profession, which they say needs to be addressed through systemic change because burnout that starts in medical school is literally killing physicians. Sarah Tulk, a family physician in Milton, Ontario, and Joy Albuquerque, medical director of the Ontario Medical Association’s physician health program, say suicide is an occupational hazard for doctors. The pair say in today’s issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal that the rate of suicide for male doctors is nearly double that of the general public, while it’s two and a half times higher for females. ———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— Environment Minister Catherine McKenna addresses the media following a meeting of G7 environment ministers in France.— Bausch Health, Air Canada and Cargojet review Q1 earnings.— Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos makes an announcement about the Canada Child Benefit.— Court appearance in Smithers, B.C. for Luke Strimbold, former Burns Lake mayor facing multiple sex charges.———The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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