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Society

List rates Canadian charities on the basis of their impact

The end of the year is a time when Canadians remember that if they donate to a registered charity by December 31st they may claim a tax credit for the year. But with so many reports over the years of »

Politics

Naval supply ships for Canada: a question of politics, time, money

Anyone who follows Canada’s military procurement knows it is and long has been, fraught with issues, delays, changes, and costs. A new report suggest Canada could have had new naval supply ships, if it hadn’t delayed the original programme years »

Economy, Society

Canadian economy adds 378,000 jobs in September

Canada’s economy added 378,000 new jobs in September as public health restrictions eased across the country and many businesses and workplaces re-opened following massive shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in early spring, Statistics Canada reported Friday. September’s job numbers »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics

Border agency lost track of 34,700 foreign nationals slated for removal: report

Canada’s border agency has lost track of tens of thousands of foreign nationals it was supposed to deport from the country, according to a scathing new report from the federal auditor general. “We concluded that the Canada Border Services Agency »

Health, Politics, Society

Military report on conditions in Quebec nursing homes details several flaws

A report prepared by the Canadian military about Quebec’s long-term care homes details several shortcomings in the delivery of care and public health measures that have contributed to the carnage brought about by the pandemic. Out of 4,228 deaths caused »

Health

Slight increase of cannabis use in Quebec compared to last year

There has been a minor increase in cannabis users between 2018 and 2019, according to results from the 2019 version of Quebec Cannabis Survey.  The report, which was released earlier today, found that the proportion of Quebecers aged 15 and »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy

Report: Montreal baseball stadiums needs another public consultation

Baseball fans in Montreal got some disappointing news this morning.  The Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) released a report Monday morning that said the construction of a baseball stadium near Peel Basin would need its own public consultations. »

International, Politics

Burkina Faso faces ‘astounding’ displacement crisis: report

Burkina Faso is facing one of the world’s fastest growing displacement crises threatening to engulf the entire West African country and spill over into neighbouring Ghana, Benin, Togo, and Cote d’Ivoire, warns a report by the U.S.-based NGO Refugees International. »

Indigenous, Politics

Quebec commission calls for apology over abuse of Indigenous people

The head of a public inquiry into the treatment of Quebec’s Indigenous people is calling on the provincial government to apologize to the First Nations and Inuit for the harm and “systemic discrimination” they have endured as a result of »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Act now, not ‘soon’: IPCC report on oceans, cryosphere and climate change

This latest report sends yet another strong warning signal to mankind about the state of the environment. This report specifically deals with oceans and the worlds glaciers and ice caps, or cryosphere and the changing climate. It basically says everyone »