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Indigenous, Politics, Society

Indigenous leaders condemn mob attacks against Mi’kmaw fishermen

Indigenous leaders in Canada and in Nova Scotia are condemning Tuesday’s disturbances targeting Mi’kmaw fishermen as racist hate crimes and calling for the federal government to intervene in the ongoing lobster fishery dispute between First Nations and commercial fishermen. Indigenous »

International, Society

More Canadians have a poor opinion of the U.S.

Fewer than half of Canadians (44 per cent) have a favourable or somewhat favourable opinion of the United States compared to 68 per cent in the fall of 2012, according to surveys. The Focus Canada program has been tracking attitudes »

Health, Society

Charity seeks to stem the decline in organ donation

During this pandemic, the province of Quebec has had its lowest organ donation and referral rate in the last five years. The Chain of Life charity boosts organ and tissue donation through an educational program that it runs in about »

Health, Society

Pandemic increases Canadians’ isolation, loneliness

‘A momumental shift’ in social behaviours As COVID-19 spread in Canada, people were told to limit their contact with others and this is having an impact on their sense of isolation and loneliness, according to an online survey. The non-profit »

Economy, Society

WestJet slashes service to Eastern Canada

Canada’s second largest airline announced Wednesday that it’s slashing service to Eastern Canada due to declining revenues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Calgary-based WestJet said it will be indefinitely suspending operations to Moncton, Fredericton, Sydney and Charlottetown while significantly reducing »

Health, International, Society

Canada-U.S. attitudes on COVID vaccine, when and who should be first: survey

A national poll by Leger Opinion and the Association for Canadian Studies asked Canadians and Americans, when a COVID vaccine becomes available, who should be first in line to get it. The survey showed an obvious difference of opinion in »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

International scientists dire warning on whales, dolphins, porpoises

Over 350 marine scientists, biologists and researchers have signed an open letter urging global action in the face of severe extinction risk to many species of whales, dolphins and porpoises known as ceteceans. The group representing 40 countries including Canada, »

Health, Politics, Society

It’s time for conversation on harmonizing long-term care, says Trudeau

The federal government is ready to work with the provinces and territories to develop national standards on long-term care, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. Under the Canadian constitution, health care is a provincial jurisdiction and the federal government plays »

Health, Society

Fewer students travel to school, safety not improved

More than one quarter of Canadian elementary students are not going to school regularly, but most parents say that has not improved safety in school zones. In fact, most say congestion and driver behaviour have either worsened or not improved. »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Canada opens immigration lottery for parents and grandparents sponsorship

Tens of thousands of Canadians and permanent residents of Canada are expected to apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents as the federal government relaunches its controversial lottery system on Tuesday. After several months of hiatus, the federal government announced »