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Highlights/violence

History, Indigenous, Politics

Oka Crisis: brewing up again 27 years later

The crisis began in early 1990 when the small town of Oka Quebec, just off the north east tip of Montreal Island where the Ottawa River empties into the Lake of Two Mountains. The town wanted to expand a golf» 

International, Society

Survey: The world is becoming more dangerous

Military battles in Ukraine, ongoing violence in the Middle East, terrorist attacks in Europe, drug wars in Mexico, Brazil and elsewhere, murders in the U.S., rebel groups fighting in several African countries, violent political protests in many places; with all» 

Society

Most think young women will face violence: poll

A new survey suggests 79 per cent of Canadians believe young women are just as likely as or even more likely to experience sexual assault than were previous generations. This view is especially prevalent among women aged between 18 and 35,» 

Immigration & Refuge, Lifestyle, Politics, Society, Work & Labour

Police manslaughter case: wristband battle

On a hot summer day last year, police in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, responded to a call of a man groping women in a coffee shop. When police caught up with the man outside his apartment complex a scuffle of» 

Health, Lifestyle, Society

Teens experiencing dating violence face more risk later

A new study suggests that people who experience physical or verbal violence in their teens are more likely to suffer abuse later on. Researchers at the University of Calgary studied young people from the ages of 12 to 18 to» 

Lifestyle, Politics, Society

‘Alarming growth’ in child and family homelessness

There has been a 50 per cent increase in families using homeless shelters in the last decade, according to a three-year study prepared by the advocacy group Raising the Roof. And they are staying an average of more than 50» 

Society

Rebroadcast: Canadian professor unveils anti-radicalization toolkit

Prof. Jocelyn Belanger at Radio Canada International offices on Nov. 20, 2015. © Levon Sevunts/Radio Canada International Dr. Jocelyn Bélanger is a man on a mission – to stop violent extremism using nothing more than the power of words. The  professor» 

International, Politics

Is Burundi on the brink of return to ethnic conflict?

The African Union (AU) says it is prepared to send 5,000 peacekeepers to protect civilians in Burundi amid continuing unrest that has killed at least 400 people and forced more than 220,000 Burundians to flee to neighbouring countries, sparking fears» 

International

Canadian mining giant’s ‘conflict-free’ gold sparks cartel wars in Mexico

Two rival drug cartels linked to the abduction and disappearance of 43 students a year ago are battling over millions of dollars paid by Canadian mining giant Goldcorp to a village in Mexico’s southern gold belt, leading to a wave» 

Society

Canada marks International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Canadians “to make a commitment to stopping violence against women and girls” as thousands of people around the world marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Wednesday. “Violence against women is»