Swiss reject ban on animal testing in referendum

Pharmaceutical industry opposed testing ban Tobacco advertising more restricted to protect youngsters Proposals on equity tax and media funding rejected ZURICH, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Swiss voters rejected a proposal by animal rights activists to make Switzerland the first country to ban medical and scientific experiments on animals, but approved tougher restrictions on cigarette advertising … Read more

TD Bank freezes accounts that received money for Canada protests

TORONTO, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD.TO) has frozen two personal bank accounts into which C$1.4 million ($1.1 million) had been deposited to support protesters fighting the Canadian government’s pandemic measures, a bank spokesperson said on Saturday. The demonstrations, dubbed the “Freedom Convoy” by Canadian truckers opposing a vaccination mandate for cross-border drivers as … Read more

Canadian judge grants order to stop protesters blocking US border bridge

WINDSOR, Ontario / WASHINGTON, Feb 11 (Reuters) – A judge on Friday ordered an end to the four-day-long blockade of a Canada-US trade corridor by anti-coronavirus mandate protesters and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised President Joe Biden quick action to end the crisis. The order could lead to police in the city of Windsor, Ontario, … Read more