Sept 2022: This document provides a statistical overview of the administration of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, data protection under the Food and Drug Regulations, and Certificates of Supplementary Protection. These regimes are administered by the Office of Patented Medicines and Liaison within the Office of Submissions and Intellectual Property, Resource Management and Operations Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada.
The Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada reviews and authorizes health products to ensure safe, effective and high-quality products, including vaccines, tests, treatments, personal protective equipment, disinfectants, sanitizers and other health products Canadians rely on every day. Read intro here.
The Communications Security Establishment has both defensive capabilities and what are called "active" capabilities – which allow it to disrupt foreign online threats to Canada's system. The 2021-2022 annual report gives some details about the cyber campaigns it is waging to safeguard national security. It notes the CSE has used its active cyber operations capabilities to disrupt the efforts of foreign-based extremists to "recruit Canadian nationals, operate online and disseminate violent extremist material."
The final report of the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia was released on 22 June 2022. Since the Commission was announced in May 2019, it has held five community meetings around the province, undertaken thousands of hours of investigation, research and interviews, held 143 hearing sessions over 138 hearing days, heard testimony from 199 witnesses with an additional 23 witnesses providing evidence via sworn affidavit, received 1,063 exhibits, and released an Interim Report.
Data analysis techniques are critical in maximizing opportunities and strengthening the business case for a data analysis strategy, yet Accenture reports that only 32% of companies can currently extract business value from their data. This report defines different categories of data analysis, then examines quantitative, qualitative and statistical data analysis techniques, and wraps up with advice on how to unlock the business value of such techniques.
(Jan 2009) Grim descriptions of the long‐term consequences of climate change have given the impression that the climate impacts from greenhouse gases threaten long‐ term economic growth. However, the impact of climate change on the global economy is likely to be quite small over the next 50 years. Severe impacts even by the end of the century are unlikely. The greatest threat that climate change poses to long‐term economic growth is from potentially excessive near‐term mitigation efforts.
CSIS Director David Vigneault has warned of foreign influence operations. Canada's spy agency says state actors may attempt to blackmail voters and pressure politicians to influence the outcome of the next election. The warning is contained in a special report on foreign interference threats, which charts some of the tactics the Canadian Security Intelligence Service has observed over the years.
Following the announcement of trials in China of Canadian businessman Michael Spavor, on 19 March 2021, and former diplomat Michael Kovrig, 22 March 2021, on charges related to national security and espionage, Safeguard Defenders re-released a 2020 report entitled Presumed Guilty.
(updated daily) This site lists the latest global earthquakes with magnitudes of 2.5 or greater in the United States and Adjacent Areas, and a magnitude of 4.5 or greater in the rest of the world.