B.C. launches 24/7 helpline to help people with addictions
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B.C. launches 24/7 helpline to help people with addictions

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C. launches 24/7 helpline to help people with addictions. B.C has one of the countries highest opioid rates A new 24/7 helpline for clinicians will provide health-care providers around British Columbia with live, in-the-moment addiction medicine support, while they are treating patients. The 24/7 Addiction Medicine Clinician Support Line was launched on Tuesday, June 16, Read More…

Trudeau extends CERB payments for another 2 months
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Trudeau extends CERB payments for another 2 months

Reading Time: < 1 minute Trudeau extends CERB payments for another 2 months. Millions of Canadians depend on the CERB for income Prime Minister Trudeau extends CERB payments for another two months. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) gives financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who are directly affected by COVID-19. Eligible Canadians were receiving $2,000 for a 4-week Read More…

FDA Revokes The Emergency use of Hydroxychloroquine
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FDA Revokes The Emergency use of Hydroxychloroquine

Reading Time: 3 minutes FDA Revokes The Emergency use of Hydroxychloroquine. Trump earlier announced he was taking the drug. GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) that allowed for chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate donated to the Strategic National Stockpile to be used to treat certain hospitalized patients with Read More…

B. C investing $1.89M to Raise awareness of elder abuse
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B.C investing $1.89M to Raise awareness of elder abuse

Reading Time: 3 minutes B.C investing $1.89M to Raise awareness of elder abuse. COVID-19 has enhanced the awareness of senior abuse In advance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Monday, June 15, 2020, the B.C government has provided $1.89 million to help raise awareness of senior abuse. The funding will also help create educational programs to protect seniors Read More…

Supreme Court rules 6-3, LGBTQ2 employees deserve equality
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Supreme Court rules 6-3, LGBTQ2 employees deserve equality

Reading Time: < 1 minute Supreme Court rules 6-3, LGBTQ2 employees deserve equality. Trump-appointed justice in favour of equality In a historic ruling to today, the U.S Supreme Court ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act barring sex discrimination in the workplace against LGBTQ2 employees and prevents employers from firing them based on their sexual orientation. The court voted was Read More…

Calgary still recovering from heavy rainfall and hail
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Calgary still recovering from heavy rainfall and hail

Reading Time: < 1 minute Calgary still recovering from heavy rainfall and hail. The damage is in the millions and rising A significant thunderstorm, which brought rain and damaging hail, moved over Calgary, over the weekend. The heavy rainfall resulted in major flooding to some roads and underpasses. Calgary’s northeast was the most heavily impacted by this substantial weather event. Read More…

31,000 empty houses in Detroit, $500 make get you one of them
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31,000 empty houses in Detroit, $500 may get you one of them

Reading Time: 3 minutes 31,000 empty houses in Detroit, $500 may get you one of them. The City is strapped for cash Detroit has been one of America’s poorest cities for decades without any significant investments from big corporations or the Trump administration. In the 2016 election, Trump promised Michigan residents real change but instead abandoned the state once Read More…

New Brunswick September 2020 return to school plan set
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New Brunswick September 2020 return to school plan set

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Brunswick September 2020 return to school plan set. A hybrid learning approach will be standard practice “Ensuring we have a plan in place that support the safety of staff and quality student learning in a healthy and safe environment for the long term is a critical part of moving forward through the COVID-19 pandemic,” Read More…

Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies
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Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies. Covid-19 has temporarily halted celebrations Ontario is easing the restriction on the number of attendees permitted at indoor and outdoor wedding and funeral ceremonies, in recognition of the importance of being with loved ones during the moments that matter most. Based on positive public health trends the Read More…

Switzerland regrets sanctions against International Criminal Court
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Switzerland regrets sanctions against International Criminal Court

Reading Time: 2 minutes Switzerland regrets sanctions against International Criminal Court. America continues to act unilaterally Switzerland regrets the more severe measures that the USA decided on 11 June 2020 against the International Criminal Court (ICC). It reaffirms its support for the ICC as an independent institution that prosecutes the most serious crimes and thereby contributes to lasting peace Read More…

Bill 55 adopted, Big win for victims of sexual violence
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Bill 55 adopted, Big win for victims of sexual violence

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bill 55 adopted, Big win for victims of sexual violence. Historic advancement in rights for victims Quebec Attorney General Sonia LeBel announced the unanimous adoption by the National Assembly of Bill 55. This makes civil actions in matters of sexual assault, violence suffered during childhood and domestic violence imprescriptible and it introduces legal protection for Read More…

3 British Citizens jailed for dumping mustard gas bombs
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3 British Citizens jailed for dumping mustard gas bombs

Reading Time: 3 minutes 3 British Citizens jailed for dumping mustard gas bombs. Mustard gas is extremely toxic and deadly A trio of wartime memorabilia hunters have received jail sentences for dumping WWII mustard gas bombs in a Lincolnshire lake – making them the first in the country to be sentenced for possession of a chemical weapon. Martyn Tasker Read More…

Sixties Scoop Survivors payments will start immediately
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Sixties Scoop Survivors payments will start immediately

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sixties Scoop Survivors payments will start immediately. The Sixties Scoop is a dark era in Canadian history The Sixties Scoop is a dark and terrible chapter in Canada’s history. Working together to bring a meaningful resolution to its painful legacy is an important step in the journey of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Friday evening Carolyn Read More…

How to prevent family violence in quarantine time
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How to prevent family violence in quarantine time

Reading Time: 3 minutes How to prevent family violence in quarantine time? The coronavirus has put unprecedented stress on families In order to provide families with tools for healthy coexistence and contribute to reducing the risk of increasing intra-family violence in the midst of the COVID – 19. What is intra-family violence? It is any type of abuse of Read More…

New York Governor Cuomo makes sweeping changes to NYPD
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New York Governor Cuomo makes sweeping changes to NYPD

Reading Time: 3 minutes New York Governor Cuomo makes sweeping changes to NYPD. Wake up call for police brutality New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed the ‘Say Their Name’ Reform Agenda package following the killing of George Floyd and an ongoing pattern of police brutality against minority communities across the nation. These landmark policing reforms will help Read More…

VN goes 57 days without community infections
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Viet Nam goes 57 days without community infections

Reading Time: < 1 minute Viet Nam goes 57 days without community infections. Viet Nam has flattened the curve Viet Nam has gone through 57 straight days without community transmission, as no new cases of COVID-19 were reported on June 12 morning, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. Among the total 332 infections, 192 were imported and Read More…

Finnish Government injects €100M Euros into universities
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Finnish Government injects €100M Euros into universities

Reading Time: 2 minutes Finnish Government injects €100M Euros into universities. Finland universities are among the best worldwide The Finnish Government will make a one-off investment in the future by providing universities with capital. On the basis of research impact criteria, EUR 33 million will be allocated to universities in the fall of 2020 and, on the basis of Read More…

Toronto becomes the fastest growing city in Canada and U.S
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Toronto becomes the fastest growing city in Canada and U.S

Reading Time: 2 minutes Toronto becomes the fastest growing city in Canada and U.S. Cultural diversity makes Toronto appealing The city of Toronto is the fastest growing city and the Toronto CMA is the fastest growing metropolitan area in all of Canada and U.S. in terms of population growth, according to the latest research  from the Centre for Urban Research and Read More…

Escalation of Violence - Chief Adam & R.C.M.P Video Footage
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Escalation of Violence – Chief Adam Video Arrest by RCMP

Reading Time: 3 minutes Escalation of Violence – Chief Adam Video Arrest by RCMP. Chief Adam’s said he was beaten by the RCMP New video footage of the confrontation between Chief Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Alberta and eight RCMP officers has been finally been released. The dashcam video shows a slowly escalating series of confrontations Read More…

B.C's Deadliest month, 170 Dead from Fentanyl and Opioids
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B.C’s Deadliest month, 170 Dead from Fentanyl and Opioids

Reading Time: 3 minutes B.C’s Deadliest month, 170 Dead from Fentanyl and Opioids. No deaths recorded at safe injection sites The gripping effect of Fentanyl and other opioids in British Columbia coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to the substantial rise in deaths from illegal narcotics. According to the B.C Coroner, the month of May saw a staggering Read More…

Roy Cooper Establishes Task Force to Address Racial Inequity
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Governor Cooper Establishes Task Force to Address Racial Inequity

Reading Time: 3 minutes Governor Cooper Establishes Task Force to Address Racial Inequity. Black adults are 5.9 times more incarcerated North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 145 to form the North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice. The task force will recommend solutions to stop discriminatory law enforcement and criminal justice practices and hold public safety Read More…

Quebec Minister Blais introduces historic caregiver bill
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Quebec Minister Blais introduces historic caregiver bill

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec Minister Blais introduces historic caregiver bill. The province has seen high numbers of seniors death Quebec’s Minister for Seniors and Caregivers, Marguerite Blais, tabled today in the National Assembly a bill to recognize and support caregivers. This historic legislative change for Quebec aims to bring to the fore the issue of caregivers in government actions, regardless Read More…

Federal Government invests $57M into Ontario small businesses
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Federal Government invests $57M into Ontario small businesses

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal Government invests $57M into Ontario small businesses. Small businesses going digital with Google Today, the federal and provincial governments announced a $57 million investment to help small businesses across Ontario go digital by building on Toronto’s investments into Digital Main Street and, most recently, ShopHERE powered by Google. This announcement represents an investment of Read More…

MKO Disturb With Police Violence Against Indigenous Peoples
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MKO Disturbed By Police Violence Against Indigenous Peoples

Reading Time: 3 minutes MKO Disturb By Police Violence Against Indigenous Peoples. Police brutality is not new said Chief Settee Grand Chief Settee issued the following statement regarding the police conduct in Canada towards the Indigenous people. Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc. is concerned about a growing number of reports from Indigenous peoples across the country who are experiencing Read More…

Nascar bans racist confederate flag at all events
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Nascar bans racist confederate flag at all events

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nascar bans racist confederate flag at all events. Changes fall in line with the Black Lives Matter Movement A view of American and Confederate flags seen flying over the infield during practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway on September 4, 2015 in Darlington, South Carolina.Credit: Read More…

55,572 or 58% of Canada's COVID-19 cases have now recovered
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55,572 or 58% of Canada’s COVID-19 cases have now recovered

Reading Time: 2 minutes 55,572 or 58% of Canada’s COVID-19 cases have now recovered. Canada has tested 1,955,719 people for COVID-19 As of the end of the day on Tuesday, June 9, there were 96,653 confirmed cases of the coronavirus including 7,897 deaths and 55,572 or 58% have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested 1,955,719 people for COVID-19 Read More…

Mayor de Blasio to Commemorate Black Lives Matter Movement
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Mayor de Blasio to Commemorate Black Lives Matter Movement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mayor de Blasio to Commemorate Black Lives Matter Movement. New York will rename streets throughout the city New York – Mayor de Blasio announced the City will begin street co-namings and street paintings in all five boroughs to commemorate the Black Lives Matter movement. The Administration will work with the City Council to advance legislation Read More…

The French Embassy goes GREEN
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The French Embassy goes GREEN

Reading Time: 3 minutes The French Embassy goes GREEN. The embassy’s electricity consumption decreased by 27% between 2009 and 2014 The “Green Embassy” project takes significant steps to make the French Embassy greener by targeting transportation, energy usage, waste management, water, consumption, shipping, and more. AN AMBITIOUS PROGRAM The French Embassy in the U.S. has undergone extensive renovations and Read More…

Norway ratifies agreement regulating fishing in the Arctic Ocean
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Norway ratifies agreement regulating fishing in the Arctic Ocean

Reading Time: 2 minutes Norway ratifies agreement regulating fishing in the Arctic Ocean. Canada among the five nations involved After the Norwegian Parliament approved a new agreement that aims to prevent unregulated fishing in the central Arctic Ocean and promote scientific research in the region, Norway now ratifies the Agreement. This agreement is an important part of the global Read More…

EU Ambassador to transfer €5 million to 80,000 Kenyans
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EU Ambassador to transfer €5 million to 80,000 Kenyans

Reading Time: 2 minutes EU Ambassador to transfer €5 million to 80,000 Kenyans. Help for 1,035 survivors of sexual violence As a result of COVID-19, an estimated 30% of Kenyans living in Nairobi’s informal settlements are experiencing severe hunger Thursday, June 11, 2020, European Union Ambassador for Kenya, Simon Mordue will sign a €5 Million grant, in the presence Read More…

Hong Kong: Rights Under Attack on Anniversary
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Hong Kong: Rights Under Attack on Anniversary

Reading Time: 3 minutes Rights Under Attack on Anniversary. Since June 2019, nearly 8,000 demonstrators have been arrested Beijing’s ‘National Security’ Law Threatens Basic Freedoms Hong Kong’s and China’s governments should reverse measures threatening the fundamental rights of people in Hong Kong, Human Rights Watch said today on the first anniversary of mass protests in the city. On June 9, Read More…

Biden Super Pac just hit Trump hard in Battle Ground States
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Biden Super Pac just hit Trump hard in Battle Ground States

Reading Time: 2 minutes Biden Super Pac just hit Trump hard in Battle Ground States. Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Arizona Priorities USA Action has released a new TV ad, “Divides,” focusing on Donald Trump’s inability to lead the country during a time when multiple crises demand competence and compassion from our leadership. The ad asks voters to think of Read More…

Proposed changes coming to New Brunswick Child Care Centres
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Proposed changes coming to New Brunswick Child Care Centres

Reading Time: 2 minutes Proposed changes coming to New Brunswick Child Care Centres. Child Care workers do not require criminal record checks Amendments have been proposed to the New Brunswick Early Childhood Services Act to increase the safety of children receiving services at licensed early learning and child-care facilities. One of the major proposed changes is requiring criminal records checks for Read More…

Alberta Government Spotlights homegrown talent start June 11
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Alberta Government Spotlights homegrown talent starting June 11th

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alberta Government Spotlights homegrown talent starting June 11. The series of online concerts to help artists Alberta Music, the National Music Center, CKUA and Stagehand are partnering with support from the province to deliver Alberta Spotlight, a weekly online concert series featuring Alberta musicians. The funds raised from the event will go directly to Alberta artists Read More…

Exposing Anti-LGBT Government Strategies in MENA
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Exposing Anti-LGBT Government Strategies in MENA

Reading Time: 7 minutes Exposing Anti-LGBT Government Strategies in MENA. LGBT are assaulted daily the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Rasha Younes Researcher, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program@Rasha__Younes@Rasha__Younes LGBTQ Rights graffiti spray-painted at a protest site in downtown Beirut. December 22, 2019.  © 2019 Marwan Tahtah for Human Rights Watch As a researcher and advocate for lesbian, Read More…

More than 157,000 students in B.C have returned to school
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More than 157,000 students in B.C have returned to school

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than 157,000 students in B.C have returned to school. Strict COVID-19 measures put in place for safety More than 157,000 kindergarten to Grade 12 students, representing nearly 30% of B.C.’s total school population, were back in classrooms during the first week of the province’s gradual return to schools for in-class instruction under new health Read More…

UK Failing Domestic Abuse Victims in Pandemic
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UK Failing Domestic Abuse Victims in Pandemic

Reading Time: 5 minutes UK Failing Domestic Abuse Victims in Pandemic. Migrant women face barriers to getting critical services (London) – The government of the United Kingdom is stalling on establishing a robust legal framework to address violence against women and girls even as reported domestic abuse spikes during the pandemic, Human Rights Watch said today.   Insufficient measures to ensure Read More…

US Marines Ban Confederate Flags in all public places
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US Marines Ban Confederate Flags in all public places

Reading Time: 2 minutes US Marines Ban Confederate Flags in all public places. The flag has been seen as the symbol of racism After the death of George Floyd, the US Marines ban all confederate flags and symbols. The flag symbolizes centuries of slavery, racism and oppression towards African Americans. From 1860–61, 11 slave-holding states seceded from the US, Read More…

Kenya records the highest number of recoveries for Covid-19
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Kenya records the highest number of recoveries for Covid-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kenya records the highest number of recoveries for Covid-19. New cases continue to emerge in Nairobi This now brings the cumulative number of discharges to 706 on the 86th day since the country reported its first coronavirus case Kenya continues to record high numbers of recoveries from coronavirus. In the last 24 hours, the country Read More…

Guyana introduces strict COVID-19 aviation regulations
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Guyana introduces strict COVID-19 aviation regulations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Guyana introduces strict COVID-19 aviation regulations. Pilots are now subject to COVID-19 regulations Airlines operating in Guyana along with airport staff and pilots will soon be required to comply with COVID-19 regulations set out by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), as the regulatory body moves forward with developing a draft document. Speaking at the Read More…

Places of worship to re-open for individual prayer in the UK.
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Places of worship to re-open for individual prayer in the UK.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Places of worship to re-open for individual prayer in the UK. Spiritual and mental health remains imperative Places of worship across England will be permitted to reopen for individual prayer from Monday 15 June, the Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick confirmed today (Sunday 7 June).  This decision follows discussions between the Government and representatives of major faiths through the Places of Worship Taskforce which Read More…

Pride parades cancelled but the fight for equality continues
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Pride parades cancelled but the fight for equality continues

Reading Time: 3 minutes Pride parades cancelled but the fight for equality continues. Winnipeg’s first Pride Parade in 1987 As with many other events in the community, Pride Festivals are being cancelled and/or suspended due to the Pandemic. Some cities will hold various virtual events in the interim. Pride has always been a special time in a community where Read More…

COVID-19 Restrictions to remain in Montana’s Tribal Nations
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COVID-19 Restrictions to remain in Montana’s Tribal Nations

Reading Time: 5 minutes COVID-19 Restrictions to remain in Montana’s Tribal Nations. The preservation of Indigenous culture is a must In Montana’s northwest corner, the Blackfeet Nation announced plans to test everyone living on the reservation and opened drive-thru facilities with free swab tests. (Moment Open/Getty Images) As Montana plows forward with its reopening, including throwing open the doors Read More…

MKO Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter Movement
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MKO Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter Movement

Reading Time: < 1 minute MKO Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter Movement. Indigenous communities understand the struggles Under the leadership of Grand Chief Settee, The Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) has fought hard to ensure the rights and needs of the Indigenous people are respected and met. Grand Chief Settee has been vocal about the role and duties governments Read More…

76th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Tuesday, 6 June 1944 Allies invaded of Normandy
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76th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

Reading Time: 3 minutes 76th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Tuesday, 6 June 1944 Allies invaded of Normandy “Today, on the 76th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, we remember and honour the brave Canadians and Newfoundlanders who fought, and those who gave their lives, alongside Allied forces in a battle that became a Read More…

Prime Minister Trudeau takes a knee in support of black lives
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Prime Minister Trudeau takes a knee in support of Black Lives

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prime Minister Trudeau takes a knee in support of black lives. Over 7,000 strong attended the Ottawa rally Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood and knelt in solidarity with thousands of Canadians who descended onto Parliament Hill to protest the senseless and tragic death of George Floyd. The black American man who died while being Read More…

Tear-Gassing Protesters Is A COVID-19 Recipe For Disaster
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Tear-Gassing Protesters Is A COVID-19 Recipe For Disaster

Reading Time: 5 minutes Tear-Gassing Protesters Is A COVID-19 Recipe For Disaster. Tear gas can cause asphyxiation and mimic drowning Tear gas rises as protesters face off with police during a demonstration on May 31 outside the White House over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police. (Samuel Corum/AFP via Getty Images) In nationwide demonstrations Read More…

Trump accelerates assault on scientists and the environment
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Trump accelerates assault on scientists and the environment

Reading Time: < 1 minute Trump accelerates assault on scientists and the environment. The President has been a staunch climate denier On the day designated as World Environment Day, Americans continue to see the assault on scientists and the dismantling of environmental regulations by the Trump administration. Yesterday President Trump signed an Executive Order waiving established environmental protection laws to Read More…

Saskatchewan Economy On The Rebound Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
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Saskatchewan Economy On The Rebound Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saskatchewan Economy On The Rebound Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic. 600 more jobs created in the month of May Job numbers for May released today show Saskatchewan is in a strong position compared to other provinces.  The unemployment rate in May 2020 was 12.5 per cent (seasonally adjusted), the second-lowest among the provinces. Nationally, the unemployment rate was Read More…

Trudeau announces help for Canadians with disabilities
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Trudeau announces help for Canadians with disabilities

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trudeau announces help for Canadians with disabilities. $15M will be provided to community organizations Canadians living with disabilities are facing significant challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, with some experiencing job insecurity and others seeing increased costs for personal support workers, medication, and medical supplies. As the government works together with the provinces to restart the Read More…

BC provides post-secondary funding for aged-out kids in care
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B.C provides post-secondary funding for aged-out kids in care

Reading Time: 3 minutes B.C provides post-secondary funding for aged-out kids in care. $250K from the Youth Futures Education Fund Youth who have aged out of government care in the province of British Columbia and are ready to pursue post-secondary education this fall will have an additional $250,000 from the Youth Futures Education Fund (YFEF) to help them with Read More…

Canadian seniors to receive one-time special payment in July
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Canadian seniors to receive one-time special payment in July

Reading Time: 3 minutes Canadian seniors to receive one-time special payment in July. $900 for single seniors and $1,500 for couples Canadian seniors across the country are facing significant health, economic, and social challenges due to COVID-19. Physical distancing is weighing heavily on those who are separated from their families and rely on help to get groceries and other Read More…

When They See Us - Being Black In America Can Get You Killed
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When They See Us – Being Black In America Can Get You Killed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Being Black In America Can Get You Killed. George Floyd’s death may unite a broken country A team of three culturally diverse artists with unique backgrounds spanning multiple continents use their eye for creativity to capture the essence of what it’s like to be black in America, Europe and Africa. Together, the gifted trio of Read More…

Police Using Rubber Bullets On Protesters That Can Kill
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Police Using Rubber Bullets On Protesters That Can Kill

Reading Time: 5 minutes Police Using Rubber Bullets On Protesters That Can Kill. In 2017, 3% of people hit by rubber bullets died. Police officers in riot gear allegedly shoot rubber bullets at demonstrators outside the White House during a protest on Monday. (Jose Luis Magana / AFP) In cities across the country, police departments have attempted to quell Read More…

Canadian Navy awards $35M contract to update ageing fleet
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Canadian Navy awards $35M contract to update ageing fleet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadian Navy awards $35M contract to update ageing fleet. The contract will create 25 new jobs in Canada. Canada’s ageing fleet of Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) boats will get the well-needed upgrade announced Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan. If the government is to have a functioning navy, the women and men should have the modern Read More…

Norway host donor group for Palestine facing a $1.4B Deficit
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Norway host donor group for Palestine facing a $1.4B Deficit

Reading Time: 2 minutes Norway host donor group for Palestine facing a $1.4B Deficit. Peace with Palestine and Israel is unlikely Norway Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide led a video meeting of donor countries in the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) for Palestine. EU High Representative Josep Borrell co-hosted the meeting. For the Palestinians, Prime Minister Mohammad Read More…

RAF jets in Lithuania intercept Russian aircraft
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RAF jets in Lithuania intercept Russian aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes RAF jets in Lithuania intercept Russian aircraft. Russian jets flexing their muscle in the Baltic Area Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets deployed to Lithuania have conducted their first intercept of Russian aircraft as part of the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission. The Typhoons launched on 2 June 2020 to intercept a Russian intelligence, surveillance Read More…

Disconnected! Quebec tables Bill 492, aimed at employers
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Disconnected! Quebec tables Bill 492, aimed at employers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Disconnected! Quebec tables Bill 492, aimed at employers. Working at home has blurred the lines of work-life balance At a time when a record number of Quebecers have to work from home, it is time more than ever to regulate the right to disconnect, insists the manager for Québec solidaire in matters working, Alexandre Leduc . The member Read More…

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the MMIWG report
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Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the MMIWG report

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the MMIWG report. Everyone has a role to play to end violence “One year ago today, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls presented its final report – and shared with all Canadians the dark and painful experiences of violence against Indigenous women, girls, Read More…

Karen Hogan appointed Canada’s new Auditor General
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Karen Hogan appointed Canada’s new Auditor General

Reading Time: < 1 minute Karen Hogan appointed Canada’s new Auditor General. Hogan replaces interim ADG Sylvain Ricard Today Prime Minister Trudeau welcomed the appointment of Karen Hogan as Canada’s new Auditor General. This appointment is effective June 8, 2020. The Prime Minister also expressed his gratitude to Sylvain Ricard, who has been serving as Interim Auditor General since March Read More…

Coronavirus shrinks Switzerland's first-quarter GDP by 2.6 %.
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Coronavirus shrinks Switzerland’s first-quarter GDP by 2.6 %.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Coronavirus shrinks Switzerland’s first-quarter GDP by 2.6 %. Food & Service sector hit hardest, 23.4% fall Switzerland’s GDP fell by –2.6 % in the 1st quarter of 2020, after rising by +0.3% in the previous quarter*. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the measures to contain it, economic activity in March was severely restricted. The Read More…

Malawi: Ensure Free, Fair, Safe Elections
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Malawi: Ensure Free, Fair, Safe Elections

Reading Time: 3 minutes Malawi: Ensure Free, Fair, Safe Elections. Malawi has a deadly history of violence against politicians Opposition Malawi Congress Party leader Lazarus Chakwera addresses supporters after a court annulled the May 2019 presidential vote that declared Peter Mutharika a winner, in Lilongwe, Malawi, February 4, 2020. © REUTERS/Eldson Chagara Safeguard Citizens Against Violence During Presidential Rerun Vote Read More…

Ontario moves forward with controversial $28.5B Subway Line.
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Ontario moves forward with controversial $28.5B Subway Line

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario moves forward with controversial $28.5B Subway Line. Ford wants Feds to cover 40% of the construction Ontario Line will help reduce congestion, drive economic growth and job creation Today, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, and Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA), announced the Ontario government is moving forward with the next step in Read More…

The B.C 54 has a plan to reduce poverty, will it work?
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The B.C 54 has a plan to reduce poverty, will it work?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The B.C 54 has a plan to reduce poverty, will it work? 29 projects will receive $1.4 million to fight poverty Community-based supports for vulnerable and low-income people throughout B.C. are being boosted through a series of local government poverty reduction initiatives. With grants from the Poverty Reduction Planning and Action Program, 54 local governments throughout Read More…

Telecoming comes to Egypt to promote digital entertainment
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“Telecoming” comes to Egypt to promote digital entertainment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Telecoming comes to Egypt to promote digital entertainment. $100M people will have access to a mobile network The arrival into the Egyptian market means a further step in Telecoming’s strategy to enhance its presence in Africa The digital market in Egypt means more than 100M people and a mobile penetration of 94%; Africa plays a Read More…

The $4 Trillion Dollar Idea That Creates No Debt to American
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The $4 Trillion Dollar Idea That Creates No Debt to American

Reading Time: 5 minutes The $4 Trillion Dollar Idea That Creates No Debt to American. That translates into about $12,000 for everyone On average the American economy grows at the rate of $4 trillion dollars annually. That translates into about $12,000 for every man, woman, and child in America. But generally speaking, the beneficiaries of this annual growth are Read More…

June is National Indigenous Month and Indigenous Reads
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June is National Indigenous Month and Indigenous Reads

Reading Time: 2 minutes June is National Indigenous Month and Indigenous Reads. Understanding, empathy, compassion, education June is National Indigenous History Month, a time for celebrating Indigenous traditions, values, and cultures, as well as the strength of Indigenous Nations and communities.  It is a time for learning about, appreciating and acknowledging the contributions First Nations, Inuit and Métis people Read More…

UK announces £160 million to Yemem to fight the coronavirus
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UK announces £160 million to Yemem to fight the coronavirus

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK announces £160 million to Yemem to fight the coronavirus. UK has already committed £970 million to Yemen A new package of UK aid worth £160million will help fight coronavirus and address the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced today. Speaking ahead of today’s UN conference on Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, the Read More…

UK introduces new system to tackling climate change
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UK introduces new system to tackling climate change

Reading Time: 3 minutes UK introduces new system to tackling climate change. UK aims to be net zero emissions by 2050 The UK Government is increasing the country’s climate ambitions through new proposals published today showing how a new UK-wide Emissions Trading System (ETS) would work – putting a cost on carbon pollution to encourage polluters to reduce the amount of Read More…

The Government of Spain approves Minimum Living Income
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The Government of Spain approves Minimum Living Income

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Government of Spain approves Minimum Living Income. A living wage can lift families out of poverty. Spain seeks to eradicate poverty and encourage participation in the labour market and the social inclusion of people in situations of vulnerability. The Spanish Government estimates a minimum living income will benefit some 850,000 households and 2.3 million Read More…

British Columbia increases minimum wage to $14.60 per hour
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British Columbia increases minimum wage to $14.60 per hour

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Columbia increases minimum wage to $14.60 per hour. BC is one of the most expensive provinces to live in Canada To support British Columbia’s lowest-paid workers, the general hourly minimum wage is increasing to $14.60, and the minimum wage rates for liquor servers, resident caretakers and live-in camp leaders are also increasing, effective Monday, Read More…

Trudeau delivers of $2.2B Gas Tax Fund To Provinces early
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Trudeau delivers of $2.2B Gas Tax Fund To Provinces early

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trudeau delivers of $2.2B Gas Tax Fund To Provinces early. The Gas Tax will help infrastructure project As we the Canadian Government continues to focus on the health and safety of all Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have initiated many actions to support small towns and big cities across the country to restart the Read More…

Elon Musk's, Space X, Wins the race back to space
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Elon Musk’s, Space X, Wins the race back to space

Reading Time: < 1 minute Elon Musk’s, Space X, Wins the race back to space. First space shuttle launch on US soil in a decade On Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EDT, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launched Crew Dragon’s second demonstration (Demo-2) mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and the next day Crew Dragon autonomously docked to Read More…

Minister Hajdu sets out $4.8M to help Canadians stop smoking
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Minister Hajdu sets out $4.8M to help Canadians stop smoking

Reading Time: 2 minutes Minister Hajdu sets out $4.8M to help Canadians stop smoking. 2016-17 vaping among students has doubled Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of premature death and disease in Canada. Although progress has been made over the years to reduce tobacco use among Canadians, it continues to be a significant public health problem. Troubling trends of Read More…

Ontario Takes Steps to Protect Seniors in Care Homes
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Ontario Takes Steps to Protect Seniors in Care Homes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Takes Steps to Protect Seniors in Care Homes. Seniors remain the most vulnerable to catching COVID-19 Province Makes Regulatory Amendments in Response to Pandemic Today, the Ontario government made amendments to the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 regulation, enabling the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) to better support seniors living in retirement homes during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Read More…

Skidegate First Nation on Haida Gwaii BC, Connected Remotely
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Skidegate First Nation on Haida Gwaii B.C, Connected Remotely

Reading Time: 3 minutes Skidegate First Nation on Haida Gwaii BC, Connected Remotely. Children’s mental health remains a priority As British Columbians get used to a new normal brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, child care providers like Susan Ellis knew she and her staff would have to find creative ways to provide comfort and care for the children Read More…

Nigeria: Borno launches COVID-19 heroes’ campaign
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Nigeria: Borno launches COVID-19 heroes’ campaign

Reading Time: 3 minutes Borno launches COVID-19 heroes’ campaign. The Borno state has the displacements for many people The campaign aims to demystify and de-stigmatize COVID-19 survivors by declaring them heroes and heroines of a disease that has claimed 25 lives in Borno As part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 outbreak in north-east Nigeria, Borno State, WHO Read More…

Hate Unmasked In America
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Hate Unmasked In America

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hate Unmasked In America. Asians across the globe continue to face racial attacks for the Coronavirus. A neighbor shouted at Anna Almendrala and daughter Marigold Ganz for walking on their street without a mask a few days after the city of Los Angeles made mask use mandatory when leaving the house. (Courtesy of Anna Almendrala) Read More…

US: Provide Reparations for 1921 ‘Tulsa Race Massacre’
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US: Provide Reparations for 1921 ‘Tulsa Race Massacre’

Reading Time: 4 minutes Provide Reparations for 1921 ‘Tulsa Race Massacre. State, City Should have a plan to Compensate Survivors Reverend Robert Turner of the historic Vernon African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church, damaged in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, leads a reconciliatory pilgrimage of sorts from Mount Vernon AME to Tulsa City Hall every Wednesday, demanding “reparations now.” © 2019 Read More…

Enough is Enough - Sound of the Beast Podcast Edition
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Enough is Enough – Sound of the Beast Podcast Edition

Reading Time: < 1 minute Enough is Enough – Sound of the Beast Podcast Edition. A real honest discussion on racism in America Very powerful, honest talk about police officers killing unarmed Black Men in America on “The Sound of The Beast” podcast. The host Tunde Tokunboh is also in law enforcement, so you get an authentic perspective. We encourage Read More…

Canada leads 2nd round of clean energy discussions with IEA
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Canada leads 2nd round of clean energy discussions with IEA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada leads 2nd round of clean energy discussions with IEA. Canada has a role to play in renewable energy Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the energy sector and its workers have reliably provided the power that Canadians and essential services depend on. Today, Seamus O’Regan Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources participated in the International Energy Agency’s Read More…

Bee-lieve it: B.C. celebrates the Day of the Honey Bee
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Bee-lieve it: B.C. celebrates the Day of the Honey Bee

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C. celebrates the Day of the Honey Bee. Honey Bees economic contribution is over $3.2B. In recognition of the significant role the province’s honey bees and native pollinators play in B.C.’s agricultural industry and the lives of British Columbians, May 29 is proclaimed Day of the Honey Bee. “Honey bees and native pollinators may be Read More…

Trudeau announces another $285M for Indigenous communities
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Trudeau announces another $285M for Indigenous communities

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trudeau announces another $285M for Indigenous communities. $44.8M over five years to build 12 new shelters COVID-19 has further highlighted many existing challenges already facing Indigenous peoples, particularly those who live in remote areas. Throughout the pandemic, the federal government has been working closely with the Indigenous community to ensure their immediate and long health Read More…

COVID-19, found guilty of disrupting court procedures
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COVID-19, found guilty of disrupting court procedures

Reading Time: 2 minutes COVID-19, found guilty of disrupting court procedures. The virus brings unique challenges to courtrooms “COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges for court users and justice sector partners,” said David Eby, Attorney General. “Working with the judiciary, we are assessing courthouses to determine the best approach to protect the health of court users. Each courthouse is different, Read More…

Trudeau Leads High-level COVID-19 solution panel
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Trudeau Leads High-level COVID-19 solution panel

Reading Time: 6 minutes Trudeau Leads High-level COVID-19 solution panel. The world is counting on a solution as the death toll rises United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, and the Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness, will convene world leaders and international organizations today in a joint initiative to sharpen and accelerate our Read More…

Philippines: Lasting Harm to Children from ‘Drug War’
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Philippines: Lasting Harm to Children from ‘Drug War’

Reading Time: 5 minutes Philippines: Lasting Harm to Children from ‘Drug War’. Duterte’s war on drugs is tearing families apart UN Human Rights Council Should Promote Justice for Killings Jennifer M. drew this using pencil and crayon as part of her therapy  for the psychological distress she suffered after witnessing the killing of her father by police officers inside their Read More…

President Duterte will not reopen schools without a vaccine
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President Duterte will not reopen schools without a vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes President Duterte will not reopen schools without a vaccine. It will be a disaster said Duterte President Rodrigo Duterte believes the opening of classes should be pushed back until a vaccine that could protect persons against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) would be developed. In a public address late Monday night, Duterte said it was “useless” Read More…

May 28, UK set to roll out National Contact Tracing
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May 28, UK set to roll out National Contact Tracing

Reading Time: 4 minutes May 28, UK set to roll out National Contact Tracing Service. 25,000 staff dedicated to contact tracing The Uk to set to launch new National Health Service (NHS) Test and Trace service will launch tomorrow (Thursday 28 May) across England, the government announced. The service will help identify, contain and control coronavirus, reduce the spread Read More…

Andrew Scheer getting $1,200 COVID-19 cheque #U.S.CITIZEN
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Andrew Scheer getting $1,200 COVID-19 cheque #U.S.CITIZEN

Reading Time: 2 minutes Andrew Scheer getting $1,200 COVID-19 cheque #U.S.CITIZEN. 1000s of Canadians getting US stimulus cheques Thousands of people in Canada can expect a letter shortly from the U.S. Treasury Department explaining that they will be receiving stimulus cheques of $1200 called the Economic Impact Payments. All American citizens who filed taxes in 2018 or 2019 will Read More…

Crown will not appeal Maurice Johnson hit and run verdict
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Crown will not appeal Maurice Johnson hit and run verdict

Reading Time: 3 minutes Crown will not appeal Maurice Johnson hit and run verdict. Brady Francis, of Elsipogtog First Nation, killed by Johnson Following a thorough review, provincial Crown prosecutors will not appeal the April 28 acquittal of Maurice Johnson following his trial on a hit and run charge. The acquittal of Johnson in this case has raised many Read More…