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Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous, Society

Ontario city does away with indigenous sports symbols

A settlement in a long-standing legal claim against the city of Mississauga and a man of Mi’kmaq ancestry was announced yesterday. Bradley Gallant, whose children play hockey,  first launched his challenge against Indigenous inspired local sports team names and logos »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous, Society

McGill University pressured to change sports team name

For almost 100 years some of the sports teams of Montreal’s McGill University have been had the nickname the “Redmen”. For the past few years that name has been labelled by some as being disrespectful to indigenous students. The Student »

Society

Outrage in Canada over pronunciation of names at Olympics

The uproar over the pronunciation of the names of some of Canada’s hockey players at the Olympics speaks volumes about English French language tensions in this country. High-level politicians expressed outrage that a play-by-play announcer was told that some of »

Economy, Politics, Society

Government to test for hiring bias based on name

The Canadian government has launched a project to find out if hiding a person’s name changes their chances when applying for jobs in the public service. Six government departments will participate in the test including those responsible for defence, environment »