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International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Former Canadian diplomats call for a halt to changes at RCI

Forty-five former ambassadors, high commissioners and consuls general have called on the Canadian government to block the changes to Radio Canada International (RCI) set for April 1, 2021. Theirs is the second open letter to this effect. The first was »

Politics

Few Canadians want an election before fall

While it seems increasingly likely that there will be a federal election in Canada in 2021, few people would want a vote before fall, between September and the end of December. A new public opinion survey suggests that 77 per »

Uncategorized

Canada unveils $400 million fund dedicated to building active transportation

Canada’s minister of infrastructure and communities, Catherine McKenna, announced on Friday a $400 million fund to help build new and expanded networks of pathways, bike lanes, trails and pedestrian bridges. It’s the first federal fund dedicated to building active transportation »

Society

Group calls on Ontario government to provide free menstrual products in schools

An open letter to Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce has called on the province and all 72 school boards to offer free and accessible menstruation products in publicly funded Ontario elementary and secondary schools. The open letter, which was sent »

Health, Society

Projects launched to promote healthy aging in Canada

The number of Canadians over the age of 65 now outnumbers those under 15. Population data collected in 2019 found that 17 per cent of the population was over the age of 65 and the number is increasing at a »

Society

Canadian made COVID-19 vaccine begins human trials

Human trials for the first fully made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine began on Tuesday, according to a press release from Providence Therapeutics, the company that developed the vaccine. The first phase of the trial includes 60 volunteers between the ages of 18 »

Politics, Society

Survey: Canadians concerned with online hate speech and extremism

Canadians are concerned about the rise of online hate speech and extremism, according to a new survey conducted by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and Abacus Data. The survey, published Monday, was conducted with 2,000 Canadian residents from Jan. 15 »

Health, Society

Canada invests millions in dementia strategy

The government of Canada is investing $4.8 million over four years to help implement its national dementia strategy. More than 432,000 Canadians over the age of 65 live with this group of symptoms that affect memory, thinking and social abilities »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Canada funds retrieval of tonnes of lost fishing gear

In January 2020, the Government of Canada launched a so-called Ghost Gear Fund to support projects to retrieve lost fishing gear in the ocean. In the space of a year, it’s estimated that over 20 funded projects removed 63 tonnes »

Health

Ontario launches new testing program at Toronto Pearson International Airport

The Province of Ontario launched a new COVID-19 testing program on Wednesday at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport for international travellers in order to quickly identify and stop the spread of the virus. According to a press release from the Ontario »