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Society

Consumers demand action to stop telecom tactics they call abusive

A public regulatory body is holding a second day of hearings into complaints about tactics used to sell phone, cable, internet and wireless services. The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) regulates broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada. A coalition of »

Society

Human trafficking survivors tell their stories

The Canadian government has launched cross-country hearings into the exploitation of people for sex work, forced labour and domestic slavery. The government agency, Statistics Canada found that between 2009 and 2014, there were 396 victims of human trafficking reported to »

Society

Pipeline hearings cancelled after protest

Faced with noisy protesters in Montreal, Canada’s National Energy Board cancelled the first day of a hearing into the building of a controversial pipeline. The Energy East project includes a plan to build a 4,500-kilometre pipeline to ship crude oil »