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Economy, Society

Canadian government makes airline aid contingent on passenger refunds

Canada’s transport minister is considering aid to the airline industry hit hard by the pandemic, but has made clear the aid is contingent on their refunding passengers for flights that were cancelled.  “ Due to our vast geography, Canadians rely »

Society

Over half of new home buyers need help from family

A new survey suggests that first-time home buyers in Canada will rely on family members for financial help in getting that first house. The sampling of public opinion was conducted for one of Canada’s major banks, BMO. It found that »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Food bank need in Canada: unacceptably high

Food Banks Canada is a charitable umbrella organisation for food banks. It annually releases a survey of food bank use in Canada. Food banks are non-profit voluntary operations where individual people and marketers (stores, manufacturers, growers, bakeries etc) can donate »

Highlights, Longform, Society

Language-disabled student begs court for assistance

Police banged on Matthew’s (*a pseudonym) door one Saturday morning in October 2015 and demanded his identification. He did not understand why. “I was very confused. The police never said exactly what they were charging me with.” Matthew faced having »

International, Society

Canadian and Ukrainian soldiers learn from each other’s experiences

Lt.-Col. Jason Guiney knew he had a lot to offer when he was appointed commander of the Joint Task Force Ukraine. A veteran of four operational deployments – to East Africa with the United Nations in 1999, Haiti in 2004, »