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Ontario introduces bill to protect farmers from animal rights activists

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TORONTO — Ontario has introduced a new bill that the government says will protect farmers from aggressive animal rights activists.

The bill — dubbed the Security from Trespass and Animal Safety Act — passed first reading in the provincial legislature today.

If adopted, the law would increase fines for trespassing on farms and food processing facilities and make it illegal to obstruct trucks carrying farm animals.

The bill proposes fines of up to $15,000 for a first offence and up to $25,000 for subsequent offences, compared to current maximum trespassing fines of $10,000.

Livestock producers have been pressing the government to prosecute those who trespass on their properties and aggressively protest at processing plants.

Animal rights activists have said they are worried the bill could result in the government trampling their rights.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 2, 2019.

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This article was published originally on September 19, 2019.

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Cannabis company Canopy Growth delaying launch of infused beverages

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SMITH FALLS, Ont. — Canopy Growth Corp. is delaying the launch of its cannabis-infused drinks.

The company says work to scale up to commercial production is not complete and it is delaying the launch date while it completes the final steps.

Canopy submitted its final documentation for its beverage facility to Health Canada last June and received its license in late November.

The company had expected to have its beverage products on store shelves in early January.  It did not say when it now plans to launch its beverage products.

Canopy says it does not believe the delay will have a material impact on its revenue for its 2020 financial year.

It says it plans to provide an update when it releases its third-quarter results.

“Canopy has had seven weeks to work with THC in the brand new beverage facility to scale processes and IP it has developed in the R&D environment,” Canopy chief executive David Klein said in a statement.

“In order to deliver products that meet our customer’s high standards we are electing to revise the launch date while we work through the final details.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 17, 2020.

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