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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» 

International

Huawei exec faces charges of fraud in U.S. over Iran dealings

U.S. officials are seeking the extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou over fraud offences related to allegations the company breached US sanctions on Iran, the attorney representing the government of Canada told a bail hearing in Vancouver on Friday. Meng,» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Shawn Mendes joins Drake and Diana Krall: Grammys

Shawn Mendes joins some rarified company being nominated for a Grammy Award, along with fellow Canadians, Drake and Diana Krall. Mendes, the 20 year-old from Pickering, just outside Toronto, is nominated for the first time, for both song of the year» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Yannick Nezet-Seguin’s debut at the Met

Yannick Nezet-Seguin shared the credit Tuesday night, bringing the entire orchestra up onstage to take a bow following the premier of the Met’s La Traviata. It was his first performance as music director, in the storied Metropolitan Opera’s 135-year-history. He» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

World renowned cellist in the subway

One of the world’s most celebrated musicians, YoYo Ma will give a surprise performance in the Montreal underground transit system, the Metro. A post on the renowned cellist’s Facebook page read, “Yo-Yo Ma will surprise passers-by at a mètro station» 

International, Politics

NGOs warn of ‘catastrophic’ famine in Yemen

As delegates from Yemen’s warring parties meet in Sweden for talks to find a solution to the conflict that has ravaged the country for nearly four years, international NGOs are sounding the alarm over a catastrophic famine facing almost a» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Golden Globes: Sandra Oh nominated and hosting

Golden Globe nominees were announced today and among the many were four Canadians. But Sandra Oh is the only Canadian nominated who will also host the show, along with Andy Samberg. The 76th annual Golden Globe will be broadcast from Beverly Hills, California,» 

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,» 

International, Politics

China demands Canada release top Huawei executive

China is demanding the immediate release of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer at Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies, who was arrested in Canada at the request of the United States. “The Chinese side has lodged stern representations with and made»