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Society

Police-reported crimes rose in 2018, but homicides decreased, report

The annual report from Statistics Canada on police-reported crime in 2018 came out today and it shows an increase for the fourth consecutive year, but other crimes are, on the contrary, on the decline. Police-reported crime is measured by both» 

Environment, International, Society

Booming natural gas projects subvert climate change goals: report

Canada is a major developer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) but an international non-profit says the world boom in this industry is “on a collision course” with the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The report» 

Economy, Society

Young Canadians priced out of home buying

A new report basically confirms what a lot of young Canadians already know. They can’t afford to buy a home. The report by Sutton Eaves and Dr. Paul Kershaw of UBC’s School of Population and Public Health shows that house» 

Arts and Entertainment, Politics

Canada must develop cultural diplomacy strategy, says Senate committee

Canada’s world-class arts and culture are top foreign policy assets and the federal government must develop a comprehensive strategy to make cultural diplomacy a pillar of Canada’s foreign policy, says a Senate committee report. Canadian artists are known around the» 

Politics, Society

Handgun ban study: Canadians strongly divided

After months of consultation, federal Minister of Border Security and Organised Crime, Bill Blair, has released his report on a possible ban on handguns and so-called assault-style rifles. The 31-page report says Canadians are very polarized on the issue of» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Secretive military intelligence review agency delivers first report

A relatively new group called The National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICP) has just released its first annual report. Although the committee is not secret, most what it deals with is indeed top secret. The idea for the» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada: A world hot spot..but that’s not good

A new multi-disciplinary report on climate shows Canada is warming at twice the rate of the global average. Northern regions are warming even more at about three times the global average. The report by Environment and Climate Change Canada also» 

Economy, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Canadian non-profit agency says literacy should be a right

It seems shocking but in a developed country with a well-established education system, about a fifth of the population has serious problems with literacy, and almost half the population is below the international average standard for literacy. That’s according to» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

English Canadian book sales drop dramatically

Over the last 13 years, Canadian publishers have seen a drop of more than 50 per cent in the sale of books by Canadian authors, according to a recent report. The More Canada report found books written by Canadians make» 

Society

Canadians to get unexpected money, warned of pitfalls

A new report suggests that if Canadians were to get an unanticipated windfall, 64 per cent say they would pay off their debts and share it with friends, family and charity. The report for BMO Wealth Management estimates an estimated»