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Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Religion, Society

Study confirms Indigenous peoples lead way in taking care of land

As the world moves forward (or backward) in the wake of this spring’s report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services that showed that at least one million species are threatened with extinction, we might want to» 

Politics, Religion, Society

Date of fall federal election comes into question

The date of Canada’s federal election this fall is suddenly up in the air. It is set for Oct. 21. But on Tuesday, Federal Court Justice Ann Marie McDonald ordered Chief Electoral Officer Stephane Perrault to revisit his decision not» 

Indigenous, Politics, Religion, Society

Statue of historic B.C. justice is removed

Another statue of a now-controversial historical figure has been removed from a public square in British Columbia. As members from local First Nations cheered, a monument to B.C.’s first chief justice, Matthew Begbie, was removed from the New Westminster provincial» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, International, Politics, Religion, Society

Ottawa unveils anti-racism initiative

The federal government has unveiled a multi-million-dollar initiative to fight racism in Canada. Federal Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriquez made the announcement Tuesday, saying $45 million will be spent over the next three years to fight systemic discrimination through community programs,» 

Religion, Society

Lawsuit against Catholic oratory in Quebec may proceed

It’s a case of alleged sexual abuse going back as much as 40 years ago and involves one of Catholicism’s iconic institutions in Canada, the St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal The Supreme Court of Canada in a 5-4 decision has» 

Religion, Society

Nadia’s Journey 2.0: interview with filmmaker Nadia Zouaoui

Award winning Montreal-based filmmaker Nadia Zouaoui is no stranger to controversy. She has a knack for finding subjects for her films that engender debate, force the viewer to question long-held beliefs, confront and shatter stereotypes. But she does all that» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Religion, Society

Montreal begins public consultations on systemic racism

The first-ever public consultations on systemic racism and discrimination in Montreal began Wednesday. There have been various kinds of talks, meetings and declarations on the matter for over 30 years, but activists are are hoping that this time–maybe–more than a» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Religion, Society

Trudeau in Paris for ‘Christchurch Appeal’ meeting

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Paris to join other world leaders and tech executives at a meeting aimed at finding a way to eliminate acts of violent extremism from being shown online. The meeting is being led by French» 

Religion, Society

Ontario court fines Islamophobe zealot $2.5M

Like a lot of other places, Canada is no stranger to anti-Muslim crusaders who fancy themselves ready to lead their fellow citizens into political battle. One of them is a self-styled media personality and former candidate for mayor in the» 

International, Politics, Religion, Society

Anti-semitism continues to fester in Canada

New statistics–both sickening and saddening–show the number of anti-Semitic incidents in Canada grew to an all-time high in 2018, increasing by 16.5 per cent over 2017. The figures are contained B’nai Brith Canada’s annual audit that tracks anti-Semitic incidents reported»