medical condition…that causes enduring suffering that is intolerable to the individual in the circumstances of his or her condition” (Canadian Nurses Protective Society, 2015, p.23). This ruling will come into effect February 6, 2016, if the federal government does not take action against it (Canadian Nurses Protective Society, 2015). Despite this decision, the controversy on this practice remains high, leading to ethical distress among health care workers and patients alike (Butler et al., 2013). This
The Washington Redskins Name Controversy Should the Washington Redskins change their team name due to controversy with Native Americans? That has been the questions since the 1980s. There are many different views on the issue. Some people believe the name should stay, some insist it should be changed, and others are ultimately indifferent. In the end, changing the name is the definite right choice, the Washington Redskins name is offensive to the Native American people and therefore it must go.
Most of the current society functions predominantly with the support of electricity; and thus, without electrical power, the world will not operate properly. Non-renewable fuels such as fossil fuel and natural gas are running out at an incredible rate as technology advances in aiming to make the public life more convenient. In addition, global warming is also one of the concerns of the modern society due to the emission of greenhouse gases when combusting non-renewable fuels to generate electricity
The Canadian government has created many laws with the intention of ameliorating the quality of life of its citizens. Unfortunately, in some instances these laws and policies become public nuisances that do more harm than good. This has become the case with the federal government’s decision to criminalize marijuana under the Narcotics Act. This legislation was created by bureaucrats without fully weighing its advantages and disadvantages in an attempt to protect Canadian citizens from the effects
Marijuana reduces stress. Marijuana cures diseases such as cancer. Marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is a plant; therefore it is not dangerous to one’s health and overall being. Many have heard it all before, the hundreds of reasons as to why marijuana is deemed as a “safe” drug and why it should be legalized, yet people have not quite heard the hundreds of reasons as to why it should stay illegal. In today’s society, there is a huge controversy on the topic of marijuana legalization. Marijuana, or Cannabis
March 3, 1980, to June 30, 1984,.¹ An event that Pierre Trudeau is well known for is the enactment of the War Measures Act during the October Crisis. This decision to invoke the War Measures Act during the October Crisis has led to a great deal of controversy on whether the act was justified. The October Crisis was a series of events in October 1970, these events began with the kidnappings of James Cross and later Pierre Laporte by the group known as the FLQ (Front de libération du Québec) the group’s
Marijuana with the new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau in power. Throughout Canadian history, the United States has greatly influenced Canada’s policies and regulations. For instance, the issues of Doctor-assisted suicide and Abortion were first legalized in the United States and not too long after, Canada followed. In spite of the U.S influence, the discussion of Marijuana is a very prominent and controversial topic among Canadians. In fact, Marijuana can be both beneficial and harmful to all users.
grown, and evolve so has the application of the Canadian Patent Act. Which before was used to deal with inventions that could be shown with prototypes, the Act is now being used to protect more abstract innovations, such genetic material. Patents cover new inventions such as process, machine, manufacture, composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement to an existing invention . Patents represent a contract between an inventor and society. By granting 20 years market exclusivity, patents
modifications are to be able to withstand lower or higher temperatures to growing bigger and at a faster rate. The perception of GMOs in society is heavily split into two factions. One side is supporters of GMOs as they see it as a necessity in today’s society of billions of people. The other side is the people against GMOs who believe GMOs are not actually beneficial to the society and may cause negative effects in overall human health. GMOs is profoundly shown biasedly through people in all types of media
nothing newly formed or engineered, so that there is no new information or property to have protected from potential theft. According to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, patentability is broken into three criteria, one being inventiveness: “to be patentable, your invention must be a new development or an improvement of an existing technology” (Canadian Intellectual Property Office, 2016). Genes have long existed in living organisms, independent of human engineering and therefore do not qualify