Tag: Exemptions

  • COVID-19: Doctor's note now needed for mask exemptions in Alberta to close 'loopholes'

    [ad_1] Article content Albertans who can’t wear a mask for medical reasons will now need a doctor’s note to prove it. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said at a Thursday COVID-19 update Albertans who can’t follow the province’s mandatory mask rules for specific health reasons will need to get a note from…

  • Farmers may catch a break with proposed carbon tax exemptions

    [ad_1] Carbon tax exemptions for farmers are on the horizon, following a narrow vote in the Commons. The Commons agriculture committee voted 6-5 vote Tuesday to approve a private bill to address a “very legitimate concern,” said Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. “I am actually very aware of the concerns farmers have had, particularly, but not…

  • Thawing Out Asset Freezes: Reforming Exemptions to UN Terrorism Sanctions

    [ad_1] Media claims got it wrong when they reported that the 1267 sanctions committee of the UN Security Council had authorised the unfreezing of bank accounts belonging to several high-profile Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists. But the story reveals how humanitarian exemptions to UN asset freezes lack transparency and effectiveness in countering terrorism financing. Download the Article (PDF)…