Organization: Health Canada

Policy change and more innovation needed to reap the benefits of industrial cannabis

Policy change and more innovation are needed for Canada to realize the many benefits of industrial cannabis, including its nutritious food value, its ability to reduce carbon emissions and its potential for energy storage, says Carl Martel, an independent scientist and founder of the Ottawa-based Advanced Botanical and Biomass Research Institute, in an op-ed.

The Short Report – Sept. 1, 2021: Liberals release their campaign platform, feedback sought on new CFI fund, industrial R&D on par with 2019, and more

FEDERAL ELECTION The Liberal Party of Canada released its full platform on Wednesday, including a number of promises on research and innovation. The party’s proposals include a permanent Council of Economic Advisors, reforms to the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Program to “reduce red tape,” an additional 1,000 Canada Research Chairs, a $75-million fund to help colleges and…

B.C. researchers testing software solution to chronic under-reporting of dangerous drug events

Most Canadian doctors don’t comply with the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act, also known as Vanessa’s Law, which requires hospitals and clinics to report adverse drug events to Health Canada. Two researchers are attempting to create a software platform to solve the problem — but establishing a national network requires overcoming extremely thorny policy issues.