Years of Hydro Employee Racist Activities Went Unchecked
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Years of Hydro Employee’s Racist Activities Went Unchecked

Reading Time: 3 minutes A cultural shift is on the horizon It’s been several months since The Daily Scrum News ran the story on racism within Manitoba Hydro and throughout the various power stations within the province. Since that story broke, several employees have come forward to also share their experience with racism, homophobia, and sexism within the Hydro Read More…

Kanye West Running for President as an Independent
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Kanye West Running for President as an Independent

Reading Time: 2 minutes Huge blow to Democratic candidate Joe Biden In a Tweet at 7:38 pm on the American national holiday, West announces his candidacy for President of the United Sates of America and sent shock-waves through the Twitterverse. That Tweet is about to surpass one million retweets and likes. The music icon hinted years ago he would Read More…

Top 3 Tips for American Seniors fighting COVID-19
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Top 3 Tips for American Seniors fighting COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Access to Healthcare in America is expensive America leads the world in infected cases of the deadly COVID-19 virus and has recorded the most deaths out of any nation. While countries such as Canada, Taiwan and South Korea have successfully flattened the curve, America has gone in wrong direction. Seniors in America are dying at Read More…

Québec injects $1.2B to extend organic matter collection
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Québec injects $1.2B to extend organic matter collection

Reading Time: 3 minutes Coalitionvenir Québec set lofty ambitious goals Quebec’s Environment Minister Benoit Charette, today unveiled his government’s Strategy for the recovery of organic matter. A budget totalling $ 1.2 billion, including $ 450.1 million available from 2020-2021, will be devoted by 2030 to the implementation of this expected strategy from the municipal world and private business. The Coalitionvenir Read More…

Finance Minister Announces COVID-19 Pension Relief
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Finance Minister Announces COVID-19 Pension Relief

Reading Time: 2 minutes Major Amendments to Income Tax Regulations As the Canadian Government continues to take immediate, significant and decisive action through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to support Canadians and protect jobs during the global COVID-19 outbreak, finance Minister Morneau made a welcomed announcement to the likes of pensioners. Today, Morneau announced the release of draft regulations that would Read More…

The History of July 1st, Canada Day
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The History of July 1st, Canada Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Happy 153rd Birthday Canada Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867, the effective date of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire Read More…

Salma Lakhani appointed first Muslim Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
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Salma Lakhani appointed first Muslim Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

Reading Time: < 1 minute Salma Lakhani appointed first Muslim Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. Trudeau makes another historic first Today Prime Minister Trudeau announced the appointment of Salma Lakhani as the new Lieutenant Governor of Alberta and will become the first Muslim Lieutenant Governor in Canadian history. “Ms. Lakhani is devoted to supporting people in her community, from new immigrants and Read More…

10,249,460 Infected, 504,466 Dead, When will it F**king End?
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10,249,460 Infected, 504,466 Dead, When will it ever End?

Reading Time: 3 minutes 10,249,460 Infected, 504,466 Dead, When will it ever End? Coronavirus, COVID-19, Social Distancing We mark another very grim milestone today, there are now more than ten million people around the world infected with the Coronavirus disease, according to Worldometer an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available. Covid-19 – Live Map Read More…

Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to July 10
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Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to July 10

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to July 10. Restrictions for sporting and indoor facilities will be lifted The Ontario government has extended all emergency orders currently in force that were made under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until July 10, 2020. The extension of the emergency orders will allow key measures needed in Read More…

COVID-19 denied democracy 43 times in Quebec
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COVID-19 denied democracy 43 times in Quebec

Reading Time: < 1 minute COVID-19 denied democracy 43 times in Quebec. Elections rescheduled to fall 2020 As of May 1, 2020, 43 by-elections were scheduled and could not be fully held due to the state of health emergency in Quebec. Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic changed our daily lives, it has delayed democracy. In the current context, in Read More…

CO2 emissions from new automobiles increased again in 2019
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CO2 emissions from new automobiles increased again in 2019

Reading Time: 5 minutes CO2 emissions from new automobiles increased again in 2019. What did manufacturers get wrong? According to provisional data, published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA), average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU), Iceland, Norway and the United Kingdom (UK), increased in 2019, for the third consecutive Read More…

Trump orders federal protection of confederate monuments
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Trump orders federal protection of confederate monuments

Reading Time: < 1 minute Trump orders federal protection of confederate monuments. Trump is a staunch supporter of the racist statues Donald Trump as has been tone def with the Black Lives Matter movement and staunch supporter of racist confederate monuments. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our Read More…

Iran to turn over Black Box data from downed Ukrainian Flight PS752
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Iran to turn over Black Box data from downed Ukrainian Flight PS752

Reading Time: 2 minutes Iran to turn over Black Box data from downed Ukrainian Flight PS752. Iran claimed the jet was accidentally downed Iranian-led safety investigation will transfer pertinent data from Ukrainian flight PS752 to French authorities on July 20. Flight 752 was said to be accidentally shutdown by multiple Iranian missiles. Early Friday morning, Iran informed the Transportation Read More…

75th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations
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75th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations

Reading Time: 2 minutes 75th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations. Canada is a proud founding member of the UN Charter The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations: “On this day 75 years ago, Canada and 49 other countries signed Read More…

New affordable homes open in Campbell River
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New affordable homes open in Campbell River

Reading Time: 2 minutes New affordable homes open in Campbell River. 27 families moving into affordable housing People with low to moderate incomes, including those with brain injuries and their families, are moving into 27 new affordable rental homes in Campbell River. The building, named Linda’s Place, is a partnership between the Government of Canada, the Province and the Read More…

"The Curve" Touched by the COVID-19 Pandemic
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“The Curve” Touched by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes “The Curve” Touched by the COVID-19 Pandemic. 30 film projects by more than 40 Canadian creators As the country and the world face the historic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, production is now under way at the National Film Board of Canada on The Curve, a collection of approximately 30 projects by more than 40 Canadian creators that Read More…

First Ministers’ statement on anti-racism
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First Ministers’ statement on anti-racism

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s First Ministers’ statement on anti-racism. Canada is a country of hope, strength and unity “Events at home and abroad have underscored that Black and racialized communities and Indigenous peoples continue to be harmed by the damaging impacts of racism and discrimination. Governments, communities, and all Canadians must come together to fight racism and discrimination. Read More…

Conservative Party Candidate Promises To Fight Against UNDRIP
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Conservative Party Candidate Promises to fight against UNDRIP

Reading Time: 2 minutes Conservative Party Candidate Promises to fight against UNDRIP. Derek Sloan said “UNDRIP does not respect provincial Authority During the leadership debate of the Conservative party of Canada, MP and candidate Derek Sloan raised the issue of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as be against the interests of Indigenous peoples. It Read More…

Youth overdosing, prompts changes to B.C Mental Health Act
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Youth overdosing, prompts changes to B.C Mental Health Act

Reading Time: 2 minutes Youth overdosing, prompts changes to B.C Mental Health Act. The province is facing record amounts of youth deaths The B.C Government has introduced amendments to the Mental Health Act to improve the care and safety of youth under the age of 19 who are experiencing severe problematic substance use by providing short-term involuntary emergency stabilization Read More…

Minister Gould announces $93.7M for women's health causes
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Minister Gould announces $93.7M for women’s health causes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Minister Gould announces $93.7M for women’s health causes. Funding will help stop high risk abortions With health systems straining to respond adequately to the global pandemic, it is more important than ever to protect gains in comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights, including access to safe abortion and contraception, by ensuring crucial services are Read More…

Noose found in stall of Nascar Racer Bubba Wallace
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Noose found in stall of Nascar Racer Bubba Wallace

Reading Time: < 1 minute Noose found in stall of Nascar Racer Bubba Wallace. Nascar to launch an immediate investigation A noose was found in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall Sunday, according to a statement from NASCAR. . “We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act,” NASCAR’s statement read. “We have launched an immediate investigation, and will Read More…

Historic Flag Raising on National Indigenous Peoples Day
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Historic Flag Raising on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Historic Flag Raising on National Indigenous Peoples Day. A Day the country celebrates Indigenous history June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known Read More…

The bodies of Canadian Armed Forces have all been recovered
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The bodies of Canadian Armed Forces have all been recovered

Reading Time: 2 minutes The bodies of Canadian Armed Forces have all been recovered. CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crashed April 29, 2020 On June 18, 2020, the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario identified the remains of four of the six Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members killed in the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crash of April 29. Remains of the following CAF Read More…

Canadian Armed Forces to receive COVID-19 front line pay
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Canadian Armed Forces to receive COVID-19 front line pay

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadian Armed Forces to receive COVID-19 front line pay. Military members are being deployed across Canada The Government of Canada Hazard has amended the hazard allowance to compensate Canadian Armed Forces members who are deployed in COVID-19 risk environments.  Eligible Canadian Armed Forces members deployed on Operation LASER, and the domestic portion of Operation GLOBE, Read More…

Our actions and inaction's, have hurt a lot of people
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Our actions and inaction’s, have hurt a lot of people

Reading Time: 2 minutes Our actions and inaction’s, have hurt a lot of people. The two most powerful people in the world, “LAWLESS” Trump – The first president in modern day history that has never held a political office. Nor does he believe the constitution, courts, congress, the judicial systems and the senate have the necessary powers to regulate Read More…

SNC-Lavalin to pay $1.9M in Québec bid-rigging settlement
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SNC-Lavalin to pay $1.9M in Québec bid-rigging settlement

Reading Time: 2 minutes SNC-Lavalin to pay $1.9M in Québec bid-rigging settlement. Guilty plead entered on record for four executives Fourth settlement brings total payments by colluding firms to more than $8.5 million Engineering firm SNC-Lavalin has been ordered to pay $1.9 million for rigging bids on municipal infrastructure contracts in the province of Québec as part of a Read More…

contact Tracing
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Canada rolling out COVID-19 contact Tracing App

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada rolling out COVID-19 contact Tracing App. The App. will be available for download next week Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced the upcoming launch of a new nation-wide mobile app to provide notifications of exposure to COVID-19 across Canada, with beta testing to begin in Ontario. The app, originally developed by the Government of Ontario, Read More…

Aunt Jemima to remove the racist image on popular pancake syrup
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Aunt Jemima to remove the racist image on popular pancake syrup

Reading Time: 3 minutes Aunt Jemima to remove the racist image on popular pancake syrup. Pepsico will rebrand the Aunt Jemima name Brand Commits to Making Meaningful Changes, Including Multi-Million Dollar Commitment to Black Community Aunt Jemima, one of the long-time brands of The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., announced it will remove the image of Read More…

Ford Government confirms 190 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario
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Ford Government confirms 190 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ford Government confirms 190 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. Emergency Orders Measures have been extended The Ford government has extended all emergency orders currently in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. This extension will be in effect until June 30, 2020, to ensure the government continues to have the necessary Read More…

Federal Government to re-open campgrounds on June 22, 2020
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Federal Government to re-open campgrounds on June 22, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Federal Government to re-open campgrounds on June 22, 2020. National monuments & historic sites also set to re-open National Parks are an important park of summer for many Canadians. They serve as places for gathering, leisure and entertaining. With the closure of many parks due to the Coronavirus, families have less outlets to access and 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Long Term Care Homes are Failing Seniors - Epic Misconduct
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Long Term Care Homes are Failing Seniors – Epic Misconduct

Reading Time: 3 minutes Long Term Care Homes are Failing Seniors – Epic Misconduct. Canadian ARMED Forces report detail mismanagement It is incredible that it takes a simple report from the military medical services to tell governments and Canadians what we have known for years; that senior homes in Canada are offering below standard care which is borderline criminal.  Read More…

GM Oshawa plant to make 10M masks for Government of Canada
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GM Oshawa plant to make 10M masks for Government of Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes GM Oshawa plant to make 10M masks for Government of Canada. Production to start immediately saving many jobs Prime Minister Trudeau today announced a contract with General Motors of Canada to provide 10 million face masks over the next year with production to begin immediately. GM Canada will manufacture the face masks at cost at Read More…

Canada, Jamaica & UN set stage for high-level COVID-19 talk
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Canada, Jamaica & UN set stage for high-level COVID-19 talk

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada, Jamaica & UN set stage for high-level COVID-19 talk. The virtual event set only for heads of states Today Prime Ministers Trudeau, Andrew Holness Jamaican Prime Minister, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a special high-level meeting on 28 May to advance concrete solutions to the development emergency caused by the COVID‑19 pandemic. Read More…

Calgary bylaw now bans the practice of conversion therapy
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Calgary bylaw now bans the practice of conversion therapy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Calgary bylaw now bans the practice of conversion therapy. Gender and sexual orientation equality Calgary City Council voted to pass the Prohibited Business Bylaw (BYLAW NUMBER 20M2020) to ban the practice and promotion of conversion therapy. With this, The City of Calgary initiates new regulations to protect Calgarians, regardless of gender and sexual orientation, to Read More…

B.C Opens up campsites June 1 and adds another 180 locations
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B.C Opens up campsites June 1 and adds another 180 locations

Reading Time: 3 minutes B.C Opens up campsites June 1 and adds another 180 locations for campers to use and enjoy the great outdoors The 2020 summer camping season has arrived, giving people in B.C. more opportunities to get outside and connect with nature as most provincial campgrounds and recreation sites open June 1, along with more parks for Read More…

Winnipeg, The New O.K Corral, 14 reports of gunshots in 24hrs
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Winnipeg, The New O.K Corral, 14 reports of gunshots in 24hrs

Reading Time: 2 minutes The New O.K Corral, 14 reports of gunshots in 24 hours. An extremely busy weekend for the WPS The Winnipeg Police Service experienced a particularly busy 24 hour period from Saturday morning, May 23, until Sunday morning, May 24 Winnipeg is a beautiful city; geographically it is the heart of Canada and home to the countries Read More…

Canada's COVID-19 cases climb to 82,892 with 6,277 deaths
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Canada’s COVID-19 cases climb to 84,081 with 6,380 deaths

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s COVID-19 cases climb to 84,081 with 6,380 deaths. 1,454,000 people for COVID-19 to date As of Sunday, May 24, there are 84,081 COVID-19 cases, including 6,380 deaths. More than 42,980 or 52 percent of cases are now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested 1,454,000 people for COVID-19 to date, with about 5 percent of Read More…

Hong Kong: Beijing Threatens Draconian Security Law
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Hong Kong: Beijing Threatens Draconian Security Law

Reading Time: 5 minutes Hong Kong: Beijing Threatens Draconian Security Law. This is China’s most severe blow to human rights Delegates applaud as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the opening session of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, May 22, 2020.  © 2020 AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool The Chinese legislature’s adoption of Read More…

May 23, marks over a century of the Komagata Maru incident
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May 23, marks over a century of the Komagata Maru incident

Reading Time: 3 minutes May 23, marks over a century of the Komagata Maru incident. 337 Sikhs, 27 Muslims and 12 Hindus, all Punjabis denied entry into Canada The Komagata Maru incident involved the Japanese steamship Komagata Maru, on which a group of people from British India attempted to immigrate to Canada in 1914, but most were denied entry and forced to return to Budge Budge Calcutta (present-day Kolkata), India. There, Read More…

Quebec to Reopen museums, libraries & movie theatres May 29
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Quebec to reopen museums, libraries & movie theatres May 29

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec to reopen museums, libraries & movie theatres May 29. The reopening is being implemented gradually Quebec Culture Minister Nathalie Roy announces that museum institutions, public libraries and movie theatres will be able to be reopened to the public everywhere in Quebec as of May 29 next, thus allowing the resumption of certain cultural activities in Read More…

Trudeau announces $75M in funding for Indigenous communities
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Trudeau announces $75M in funding for Indigenous communities

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trudeau announces $75M in funding for Indigenous communities. The funding will help community-based projects As COVID-19 continues to affect Canadians across the country, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis are also facing health, social, and economic challenges. Indigenous peoples have unique needs, especially those who are separated from their families and communities. On March 18, the Read More…

Hungary Ends Recognition for Transgender and Intersex People
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Hungary Ends Recognition for Transgender and Intersex People

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hungary Ends Recognition for Transgender and Intersex People. Transgendered people face daily humiliation Hungary Ends Legal Recognition for Transgender and Intersex People Hungary’s parliament this week passed a law making it impossible for transgender or intersex people to legally change their gender – putting them at risk of harassment, discrimination, and even violence in daily situations when Read More…

Combating Digital Sex Crimes in South Korea
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Combating Digital Sex Crimes in South Korea

Reading Time: 4 minutes Combating Digital Sex Crimes in South Korea. For years women in South Korea have been fighting for change New Measures an Important First Step, But More is Needed In the wake of the chilling “Nth room” case, the South Korean government recently announced an inter-agency plan to “eradicate digital sex crimes.” This response is a testament to Read More…

Trudeau announces opening of CECRA, COVID-19 Rent Relief
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Trudeau announces opening of CECRA, COVID-19 Rent Relief

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trudeau announces opening of CECRA, COVID-19 Rent Relief. CECRA will provide relief for small businesses Today Prime Minister Trudeau, announced that the application process and criteria for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses are now available and that the program will be opened for applications beginning on May 25. “Canadians want Read More…

Facebook to pay $9 million penalty to settle Competition Bureau concerns
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Facebook to pay $9 million penalty to settle Competition Bureau concerns

Reading Time: 2 minutes Facebook to pay $9 million in fines to Canadian Government. Facebook made false and misleading privacy claims Facebook Inc. will pay a $9 million penalty after the Competition Bureau concluded that the company made false or misleading claims about the privacy of Canadians’ personal information on Facebook and Messenger. Facebook will also pay an additional Read More…

Canada answers humanitarian call to the tune of $306 million
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Canada answers humanitarian call to the tune of $306 million

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canada answers humanitarian call to the tune of $306 million. 32 million people worldwide need assistance Karina Gould Minister of International Development Karina Gould announced that Canada is providing $306 million in response to the annual humanitarian appeals issued by UN humanitarian agencies, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and non-governmental organizations, including Canadian Read More…

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Statement Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer on COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Statement Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer on COVID-19. 1,296,000 people have been tested for COVID-19 In lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: “As of Sunday, May 17, there are 76,204 COVID-19 cases, including 5,702 deaths. More than 38,159 or 50 per cent Read More…

Fatal Snowbird accident takes life of Captain Jennifer Casey.
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Fatal Snowbird accident takes life of Captain Jennifer Casey.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fatal Snowbird accident takes life of Captain Jennifer Casey. Cptn. MacDougall, team coordinator also injured One member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) was killed on Sunday May 17, 2020 and one other member injured in an accident involving a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CT-114 Tutor aircraft in the vicinity of Kamloops, British Columbia. Read More…

Government funds 500 women’s shelters during the COVID-19
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Government funds 500 women’s shelters during COVID-19 crisis

Reading Time: 2 minutes Government funds 500 women’s shelters during COVID-19 crisis. Over $200 million has been invested since 2017 The Canadian government continues to initiate support for Canada’s most vulnerable people during these times of uncertainty. This includes taking critical measures and making new investments to support shelters that provide a safe space for women fleeing violence and Read More…

May 17 marks IDAHOBIT day to celebrate the LGBTQ2 community
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May 17 marks IDAHOBIT day to celebrate the LGBTQ2 community

Reading Time: < 1 minute May 17 marks IDAHOBIT day to celebrate the LGBTQ2 community. Homosexuality was once considered a disease The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia is observed on 17 May to raise awareness of LGBTI rights. Every year on 17 May, the world celebrates International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. The date marks the decision Read More…

UK launches £500,000 COVID-19 detection dog trials
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UK launches £500,000 COVID-19 detection dog trials

Reading Time: 3 minutes UK launches £500,000 COVID-19 detection dog trials. These dogs could provide fast and non-invasive detection Trials for specially-trained ‘COVID dogs’ that may be able to detect coronavirus (COVID-19) in humans, even before symptoms appear, are set to begin as part of new research. Trials for specially-trained ‘COVID dogs’ that may be able to detect coronavirus Read More…

Wet'suwet'en, B.C. & Canada Commit To Reconciliation
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Wet’suwet’en, B.C. & Canada Commit To Reconciliation

Reading Time: 3 minutes Wet’suwet’en, B.C. & Canada Commit To Reconciliation. Heredity Chiefs Signed A Memorandum Of Understanding Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs and the provincial and federal governments have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that recognizes Wet’suwet’en rights and title throughout the Yintah and sets out a process to negotiate an agreement on how to implement them. “With this Read More…

Trudeau Announced Up To $469.4M To Support Canadian Fishers
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Trudeau Announced Up To $469.4M To Support Canadian Fishers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trudeau Announced Up To $469.4M To Support Canadian Fishers. Government Also Launches Fish Harvester Grant Canadians working in the fishing industry are feeling the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fishing industry has been lobbying the Canadian Government for economic relief that would help provide families and communities across the country with high-quality fish Read More…

Reversing History, Indian Health Service Seeks Traditional Healers
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Reversing History, Indian Health Service Seeks Traditional Healers

Reading Time: 5 minutes Reversing History, Indian Service Seeks Traditional Healers. Indigenous Healers Are Connect With The Land Students in Cheryl Morales’ ethnobotany class at Aaniiih Nakoda College add moisture to the soil to achieve ideal conditions for transplanting. (Courtesy of Native News/Skylar Rispen) Cheryl Morales started the medicinal garden at the Aaniiih Nakoda College demonstration farm with only Read More…

Covid-19 Fueling Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia Worldwide
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Covid-19 Fueling Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia Worldwide

Reading Time: 11 minutes Covid-19 Fueling Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia Worldwide. Trump Is Notorious For Insulting Asians In this screenshot, a man helps a shop owner pick up a display stand after a group of teenagers vandalize the store in Chinatown San Francisco on March 16, 2020.  © 2020 CrimesAgainstAsians/Facebook National Action Plans Needed to Counter Intolerance (New York) – Read More…

NuvoCare Under Investigation For Weight Loss Claims
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NuvoCare Under Investigation For Weight Loss Claims

Reading Time: 2 minutes NuvoCare Under Investigation For Weight Loss Claims. The Could Face Various Sanctions, Including Penalties. Following legal action by the Competition Bureau, NuvoCare Health Sciences Inc. and its President and CEO Ryan Foley have agreed to enter into a temporary consent agreement that prohibits them from making unsubstantiated weight loss and fat burning claims in the marketing Read More…

COVID-19 Payroll Relief For Canadians With LEEFF Program
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COVID-19 Payroll Relief For Canadians With LEEFF Program

Reading Time: 3 minutes COVID-19 Payroll Relief For Canadians With LEEFF Program. The LEEFF Program will immediately help payroll COVID-19 has altered the way we live our lives and, every day, Canadians are facing new challenges during this crisis. As more people worry about paying their bills and caring for their loved ones, the Government of Canada is continuing Read More…

Hundreds Of Millions Of COVID-19 Bailout Going To Criminals
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Hundreds Of Millions Of COVID-19 Bailout Going To Criminals

Reading Time: 5 minutes Hundreds Of Millions Of COVID-19 Bailout Going To Criminals. Trump’s bailout going to convicted criminals The Trump administration has sent hundreds of millions of dollars in pandemic-related bailouts to health care providers with checkered histories, including a Florida-based cancer center that agreed to pay a $100 million criminal penalty as part of a federal antitrust Read More…

73 Reported Cases In NY With Kids Showing COVID-19 Symptoms
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73 Reported Cases In NY With Kids Showing COVID-19 Symptoms

Reading Time: 3 minutes 73 Reported Cases In NY With Kids Showing COVID-19 Symptoms. Thursday a 5-year-old boy passed away Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the State Department of Health is increasing its resources to investigate several cases of severe illness in children and child deaths that may be related to COVID-19. There have been 73 reported cases in Read More…

Heritage Canada Announced $500M To Support Sports & Culture
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Heritage Canada Announced $500M To Support Sports & Culture

Reading Time: 2 minutes Heritage Canada Announced $500M To Support Sports & Culture Culture, heritage and sport organizations play an essential role in Canadian society. They are a vital part of the social fabric of our communities. They generate solidarity, promote social integration and tolerance, and are a source of civic pride. They are also major drivers of the Read More…

Retired Cop & Son Charged With Murdering Unarmed Black Man
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Retired Cop & Son Charged With Murdering Unarmed Jogger

Reading Time: 3 minutes Retired Cop & Son Charged With Murdering Unarmed Jogger. GBI acted when local officers dismissed the case Late Thursday afternoon, Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) did what the local police officers of Brunswick county failed to do, charge Gregory McMichael 64, and his 34-year-old son, Travis McMichael for the brutal murder of Ahmaud Arbery. On Read More…