Amnesty International has accused world governments of prohibiting torture in law, but facilitating it in practice. In 1984 the United Nations adopted the Convention Against Torture but the rights group says the practice is nonetheless “flourishing” around the world.
Biomass power Nova Scotia; where there’s smoke, there’s controversy
It was supposed to be sustainable and environmentally sound when it was unveiled in the autumn of last year. However the Nova Scotia Power Generation plant 60-megawatt biomass co-generation facility near Port Hawkesbury is not without controversy.
Nova Scotia Power has said the biomass plant would only use material gathered using sustainable practices such as burning waste biomass, such ...
Three employees, MM&A Railway face criminal charges over Lac-Mégantic tragedy
Three employees and a railway company will face criminal charges more than 10 months after a freight train derailment killed 47 people and destroyed the centre of Lac-Mégantic, in the Canadian province of Quebec.
The three men who were arrested Monday (May 12) are engineer Thomas Harding, manager of train operations Jean Demaitre, and railway traffic controller Richard Labrie.
Police have charged Bruce Carson, a former top aide of the prime minister, with prohibited lobbying and influence peddling. Under Canadian law, public office holders must wait five years after leaving their jobs in government before they are allowed to lobby their former colleagues.
Carson was charged in connection with his work of the Canada School of Energy ...
Three Canadian teens are facing charges in a rash of phony emergency calls to police across North America. The practice is called “swatting” because it involves trying to get SWAT teams in the U.S. or emergency first responders in Canada to respond to threats like bomb cares.
One 16 year-old boy facing 60 criminal charges, allegedly used his Twitter ...