N.B. premier asked if Quebec is the favourite child this election: ‘That’s not a new thing’

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs waded Friday into the contentious issue of Ottawa’s treatment of Quebec, telling media at a Conservative Party campaign stop in Fredericton that “it’s been forever, really,” that Quebec has been favoured. Higgs was responding to reporters’ questions at an appearance by Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer at a brewery in N.B.’s capital. …

German lab investigated for ‘cruel’ treatment of animals during testing

Warning: This story contains graphic content that may be disturbing to some. TORONTO — A German laboratory is under investigation for its treatment of animals after secretly recorded video allegedly showed dogs laying in bloody cages and technicians roughly handling monkeys being subjected to toxicology tests. The video reportedly shows workers at the Laboratory of Pharmacology…

Juul suspends online sales of fruit, dessert flavours for e-cigarettes in U.S.

Juul Labs will stop online sales of fruit and dessert flavours for its electronic cigarettes in the U.S., nearly a year after halting in-store purchases. The voluntary step announced Thursday is the company’s latest concession as it tries to weather a political backlash blaming flavoured nicotine products for getting a generation of teenagers hooked on them….