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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 »

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 & Animal Life, 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 & 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 »