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Economy, Health, International, Religion

Quebec rules for safety over turbans, religious beliefs

After years of litigation that began in 2006, the highest court in the province of Quebec has ruled workplace safety comes before religious beliefs. The ruling concerns Sikh truckdrivers who had challenged a requirement to wear safety helmets when leaving» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Religion, Society

Newspapers and democracy: Struggling in the face of the internet

In recent years there have been many reports of news operations cutting back, and many small community and regional newspapers closing. News rooms have also been declining in broadcast media. It seems to be a case of slow but steady» 

Health, Politics, Religion, Society

Vaccine debate continues in New Brunswick

The use of vaccines is being debated in New Brunswick this week as citizens and legislators are gathered for three days of public hearings on a tough new law the government wants to enact. The legislation would make vaccinations mandatory» 

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»