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Red and white OHIP cards expire date to be set; Canadians seem to have buyer’s remorse when it comes to legalized marijuana

Photo ID OHIP cards to become mandatory

Ontarians still holding on to their red and white health cards will soon have to switch over. The province has been fading them out over the past two decades in favour of the more secure photo ID version. The Ministry of Health plans to set a final date the cards will expire but hasn’t released it yet. The ministry promised it won’t happen overnight though.

Citizens falling out of favour with legalized cannabis decision

The honeymoon appears to be over between Canadians and legalized Cannabis. A study by Dalhousie and Guelph universities showed that only 50 percent of those surveyed agree with legalization which is down almost 20 percent from 2017. The supply shortage is considered the main reason for the drop in support. Over a quarter of users said they are still getting the drug from their pre-legal sources out of convenience.

Mark Norman returning to work

Federal prosecutors officially stayed charges against suspended Vice-Admiral Mark Norman. He was accused of leaking cabinet information which led to his breach of trust charge. This means there will be no pre-election trial. Prosecutors said there was no reasonable prospect of conviction. Norman said he will tell his story over the next few days.

Link found between appendectomies and Parkinson’s

Anyone who has had their appendix removed is three times more likely to develop Parkinson’s. CTV reports that researchers analyzed over 60 million patients of which half a million had appendectomies. Of those, almost 1 percent developed Parkinson’s in the following six months compared to just 0.29 percent who didn’t have their appendix removed.


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