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A woman reacts while sitting on the ground near Belarusian law enforcement officers, who disperse a crowd during a protest against the inauguration of President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk, Belarus September 23, 2020. Canada has joined a chorus of other Western democracies who condemned Wednesday’s inauguration of Lukashenko as “illegitimate.” (Tut.By via REUTERS)
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Sports

Canadian athletes ask for clarity on Olympic anti-protest rule

Canadian athletes are asking the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to clarify and define the certain aspects of their anti-protest rule.  In a statement on Monday, Canadian Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission (COC AC), have put forward seven recommendations to the IOC’s »

International, Politics, Society

Belarusian Canadians demand Magnitsky Act sanctions against Lukashenko regime

Members of the small Belarusian community in Canada are demanding Ottawa take a tougher stance against the government of President Alexander Lukashenko who has faced unprecedented protests after claiming a landslide victory in a highly controversial election on Aug. 9. »

Politics, Society

Trudeau fell silent for 21 seconds after being asked about Trump

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hesitated for 21 seconds on Tuesday before answering a question about President Donald Trump’s threat to use military force to quell protests gripping the United States. After several attempts to utter something, Trudeau eventually spoke without »

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Rachel Perez was injured from rubber bullets during protests in Minneapolis

Rachel Perez is pictured with bruising around her eye and a plaster on her forehead, injuries sustained from rubber bullets during protests yesterday, while standing a distance from a burning vehicle at the parking lot of a Target store as demonstrations continue after a white police officer was caught on a bystander’s video pressing his knee into the neck of African-American man George Floyd, who later died at a hospital, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Economy, Highlights, Politics, Society

Alberta minister finds silver lining in a crisis: no pipeline protests

Sonya Savage says the time is absolutely right to build a pipeline. Not especially surprising, given that she is Alberta’s energy minister and was speaking on a podcast hosted by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors. “Now is a »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Toronto sees largest anti-lockdown protest so far

Even as Canada’s most populous province,Ontario, prepares to ease some of the emergency health restrictions, Toronto saw its largest anti-lockdown protest this past weekend. About 500 people came out on a sunny Saturday in a non-violent protest against the lockdown »

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A health worker demonstrates in Barcelona

A health worker is seen through a sign, as she demonstrates with her co-workers to get back the 5 percent of the salary that was cut ten years ago in front of Vall d’Hebron Hospital, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Barcelona, Spain, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce »

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A German protestor wears a bag reading “I am stupid and believe everything!”

A protestor wears a paper bag reading “I am stupid and believe everything!” in Reeperbahn red-light district during a May Day demonstration, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Hamburg, Germany May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

Reaction to blockades: Alberta proposes tougher anti-protest law

In the face of rail and road blockades across Canada, the western province of Alberta is proposing tougher legislation against protesters engaged in blocking infrastructure.. The many blockades across the country are in support of a small group of Indigenous »