News for Wednesday July 15th, 2015

Montreal’s homeless census failed to notice an invisible homeless community developing in the West Island. 

According to the Montreal Gazette, community worker Benoit Langevin says census takers need to be creative, and gain the community's trust; rather than going to homeless shelters or searching for people willing to complete a survey.

Census coordinator Eric Latimer admitted the failure, and says he will consider an additional study for the area. 
The count reported only two homeless people in Dorval among the 3,000 across the city.


Health Canada has spent $ 1.5 million airing recycled ads in an attempt to raise awareness about the adverse effects of prescription drugs and marijuana.

According to the National Post, these ads will air until the fall election.

They had originally played alongside an ad campaign paid for by the Conservative party to criticize Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s support for the legalization of marijuana.

Health Canada’s costly campaign has received no support from the Canadian Medical Association, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada who refuse to endorse it.


A nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers was struck on Tuesday. 

The U.S. and five other nations agreed to remove international oil and financial sanctions in exchange for limiting Iran's Nuclear Program.
In a report by the Wall Street Journal, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani stated that he feels this is the start of repairing relations and trust with the West, although there is still much work to be done.
He also said he believes it was a fair give-and-take deal, which met all the country's national needs.
Irani officials are hoping that the deal leads to better cooperation in battles against common regional threats.