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International, Politics, Society

Domestic violence- Saskatchewan ponders British policy

In 2009, Clare Wood of Manchester, England was killed by an ex-boyfriend who had a violent past. Wood’s father had then lobbied to the authority to reveal information about a partner’s criminal record to potential victims. Since 2014, the United »

Health, Society

A children’s charter planned to stem poverty, abuse, suicide

‘An urgent need for action’ More than 30 young people from all over Canada will gather in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, next week to draft a Canadian children’s charter. “The idea of a children’s charter really came about because many »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Aboriginal rights vs conservation: Lake Nipissing

It seems it’s an ongoing but increasingly contentious issue in Canada, native rights versus laws on conservation of species and resources. This is especially so in relation to fishing. Racism is a word which is also often tossed into the »

Health, Society

Seniors’ homes must change to handle increasing rates of dementia

Every year, over 1,000 seniors in long-term residential care are victimized by aggressive fellow residents or harmed by neglect. Some abuse derives from the fact that more people in seniors’ residences have some form of cognitive impairment. The case of »

Arts & Entertainment, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Social media, as harmful as it is fun

The rise of technology and social media has meant the people can be more connected than ever before. Sometimes this helps to build friendships, but it can also be harmful even deadly. There have been several cases where young people »

Environment & Animal Life

Scandal leads to zoo closing

The zoo in Bowmanville, Ontario, bills itself as the oldest private zoo in North America. Bowmanville is about 75 kilometres east of Canada’s biggest city, Toronto. The zoo began 97 years ago as an amusement park with a petting zoo. »

Society

Canadians urged to fight sexual exploitation of children

For the fifth year in a row, a national charity is urging Canadians to report the online sexual exploitation of children or any behaviour they find to be suspicious. Cybertip.ca gets an average of 3,300 reports each month. Since its »

Society

Program trains police to combat elder abuse

Police in the city of Montreal will all soon be trained to recognize and handle elder abuse, reports Canadian Press. The police force struck a team which took three years to develop a model to train officers, and it hopes »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Union laments exploitation of Asian workers

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada and the Ontario Federation of Labour is using the occasion to raise awareness about economic and social barriers faces by those of Asian and South Asian descent. Chinese restaurant workers in Toronto face »

International, Society

Poverty, conflict drive youth homelessness: study

The biggest driver of youth homelessness is poverty, followed by family conflict or abuse, according to an analysis of studies from 24 countries. Delinquency was the reason least cited by young people. The study of 13,559 young people was led »