International, Politics

A second Canadian arrested in China as Canada-China spat heats up

It is now known that two Canadians working in China were both arrested on Monday. It was first announced that Michael Korvig who was working as an expert on Asian affairs for the International Crisis Group, had been detained, and» 

Health, Society

Domestic homicide is predictable, preventable: report

A new report found that 476 people died in Canada between 2010 and 2015 as a result of domestic violence. Most of the victims were women, but so were men and children. Of the perpetrators, 86 per cent were men» 

International, Society

Women’s fight for human rights highlighted in 2018

Amnesty International warns that this year “tough guy” leaders who push misogynistic, xenophobic and homophobic policies are jeopardizing freedoms and rights that were won long ago. On this the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Amnesty International» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada research: another step towards fighting cancer

Discovering how cancer cells communicate and spread Researchers in Montreal have found that cancers “communicate” with other cells. They discovered a mutation in a gene present in cancer patients with “glioblastoma”, an aggressive form of brain cancer. The gene can» 

Environment, International, Society

Canada, U.K. lobby against coal-fired energy

At the UN climate change talks in Poland, Canada and the United Kingdom are lobbying to reduce the world’s dependency on coal for generating electricity. “Coal is the dirtiest of all the fossil fuels by far,” says Warren Mabee, director» 

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Arrest of Huawei exec: Canada between a rock and a hard place

Reprisal? Former Canadian diplomat reportedly arrested in China Acting on an extradition request of the U.S., Canada arrested a top executive of the tech-giant Huawei.  Meng Wanzhou, 46, the chief financial officer of the firm, has been accused by the» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Smart cities threaten privacy, freedom, warns expert

The former privacy commissioner of Ontario recently resigned from a project to create a smart city in Toronto because there are no guarantees the collection of personal data would be kept private. Privacy is fundamental to freedom, says Ann Cavoukian,» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada will sign contentious U.N. Migration Pact

(public comments open- scroll to bottom to submit- Comments will be posted after moderating) A two-day international conference in Marrakesh, Morrocco will see most of the U.N. member states sign an agreement on “migrants”. On Friday, Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Scarcity mindset: beware when you go shopping

“Scarcity mindset”, that’s the speciality of assistant professor Caroline Roux She teaches marketing at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University. Roux describes it as the feeling of “not having enough,” or FOMO as they say, the “fear» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

December 6th anniversary and the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science

December 6th memorial events are taking place across Canada on the day now known as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. In Montreal this evening, fourteen beams of light will illuminate the skies above Mount Royal,»