Drug Testing

There's A Good Reason Employers Require Drug And Alcohol Testing

Melanie Nathan | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Business
Melanie Nathan

In Alberta, many of the oil patch companies have taken full advantage of this right by testing oil workers (and even contractors) for drugs such as cocaine and marijuana on a regular basis. All of this begs the question: why do employers require drug and alcohol testing in the first place?

Canada Must Close The Gaps Governing Human Participation In Scientific Research

Gordon DuVal | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Politics
Gordon DuVal

The history of research, including research in Canada, shows that very serious harms may be suffered by persons taking part in research. The rules are not perfect, and they continue to be refined when tragedies do occur, but prior review and oversight has proved a powerful corrective to make research safer for human subjects. The problem is that these research protections don't apply to everyone doing research on people in Canada -- and they should.

No Random Drug Testing For Oilsands Workers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's top court has dismissed an appeal by Suncor Energy over its plan to randomly test thousands of its oilsands workers for drugs and...

Lance Armstrong, Champion Doper?

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 10.25.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

If you work at ESPN, CBS, The Huffington Post, TSN, Sportsnet, FOX Sports, CBC, BCC, Some French Television Station Whose Sole Goal in Life is to Tarnish American Superstars, Al-Jazeera, or any other credible mainstream news organization, your goal is not to speculate over whether Lance Armstrong is guilty or not. It's to report the facts.

10 Failed Drug Test Excuses

CBC | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Living

On the heels of cyclist Frank Schleck's positive test for a diuretic at the Tour de France and his subsequent explanation that he was poisoned by an u...

Marijuana, Cellphone Use Caused B.C. Train Crash

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Crews aboard Canadian Pacific Railway trains will face new drug tests and have been handed tighter restrictions around cellphone use after...