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Meanwhile in Canada: Bill 114: Ontario Passes Anti-Racism Legislation

Meanwhile in Canada: Bill 114: Ontario Passes Anti-Racism Legislation

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As of June 1, 2017 12:40 P.M, the province of Ontario passed a historic legislation that promotes equity for racialized and indigenous peoples today that positions the province as a leader in fighting systemic racism and advancing racial equity for all. The Anti-Racism Act, 2017 strengthens the government's commitment to identify and combat systemic racism in policies, programs and services and build a fair society where everyone is provided equal opportunity. The legislation: Establishes the Anti-Racism Directorate in legislation to ensure its sustainability Requires the continuation and regular review of a multi-year anti-racism strategy, ensuring the sustainability and accountability of the government's anti-racism work Mandates a review of the anti-racism strategy at lea
Meanwhile in Canada: The Government of Quebec Is Pleased With The Upcoming G7 Summit In Quebec

Meanwhile in Canada: The Government of Quebec Is Pleased With The Upcoming G7 Summit In Quebec

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QUEBEC CITY, May 27, 2017 / CNW Telbec / - The Government of Québec welcomes the announcement of the 44th G7 Leaders Summit in Quebec in 2018. The city of La Malbaie, in the Charlevoix region, will host this important meeting in 2018. The announcement was made today by the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, at the 43rd Summit held in Taormina, Italy. Canada will assume the presidency of the G7 in 2018. Citations: "It is with pride that Québec welcomes Canada's choice to host this major political event in the magnificent Charlevoix region. This will be an exceptional opportunity for visibility, which will enable Québec to demonstrate its know-how and promote its economic and tourism assets. The Government of Québec will offer its full cooperation and will do its utmost to cont
Meanwhile, In Canada: Province of Quebec Eager For The Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Meanwhile, In Canada: Province of Quebec Eager For The Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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The Quebec government is still on the offensive, since a few months, to promote the value of the province in the NAFTA renegotiation. In recent months, the US administration has conveyed its intention to reopen this trade agreement. This commitment was confirmed on May 18th, 2017 by the formal initiation of the NAFTA renegotiation process. "More than ever, we will mobilize with our partners like the unions, businesses, our network of representation in the United States and the federal government to demonstrate that the U.S. profits as much as Quebec, benefits of our commercial relations." Says Dominique Anglade, minister of economic development, innovation and export trade. The Quebec government didn't wait to promote the importance of commercial trading between Quebec and the United St
Government Of Canada’s “Get Cyber Safe” Blog Tell Mothers To Watch Inquisitively Their Children’s Online Behavior

Government Of Canada’s “Get Cyber Safe” Blog Tell Mothers To Watch Inquisitively Their Children’s Online Behavior

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The government of Canada issued a blog concerning children's online activities, urging and telling mothers how to monitor them, using Mother's Day as a pretext. The blog was release on the same day of the massive ransomware attack, worldwide. The government's tips are as follows: Have your child show you some of the things they do online. Ask them questions about the social platforms they use, games they play, apps they download, and who they talk to online. Ask them about their online experiences. Fifty-five per cent of Canadian parents are concerned about their child’s online privacy, as well as issues of bullying and harassment. Establish yourself as the person your child comes to for help and support if they ever have a negative online experience, or if they see it hap
Canada Countrywide Internet, TV, Phone Outage As SHAW Goes Down

Canada Countrywide Internet, TV, Phone Outage As SHAW Goes Down

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Tens of thousands of Canadian clients of Shaw are suffering what appears to be a nationwide loss of internet, cable and phone services. According to the outage map below, the service interruption is widespread and has impacted most Canadian metropolitan centers. Shortly before 4pm ET, the telecom company posted to its website advising that an outage was in progress and pologizing: "Some customers nationally may be experiencing an interruption to Internet, Television and Home Phone services. We are investigating the situation and working to restore service as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause." At 4:20 ET they issued an update, saying they don't know when services will be restored. "Our network technicians are workin...
Canadian Marijuana Researcher Hopes Legalization Will Open Door To More Study

Canadian Marijuana Researcher Hopes Legalization Will Open Door To More Study

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The number of prescriptions for medical marijuana has gone from 4,000 to 130,000 in just a few years. The Liberal government is about to table a bill that will legalize pot by July 1, 2018. The provinces are gearing up to manage the sale of the stuff. Meanwhile, hundreds of businesses are springing up. And everyone is talking about a green gold rush. And yet, very little is known about the long-term health effects of cannabis, says McGill University scientist Mark Ware. He’s determined to find out more as the clock ticks down to legalization. He has embarked on one of the largest studies ever done on pot. So far it has recruited more than 1,000 participants. He hopes to have 3,000 within two years. Ware is one of a growing number of Canadian researchers attempting to set a
Canada’s March 4 Freedom: When Freedom Of Speech Is Considered Hateful, And Truth An Entitlement

Canada’s March 4 Freedom: When Freedom Of Speech Is Considered Hateful, And Truth An Entitlement

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Saturday, on March 4th, 2017. Rallies around Canada were organized against Motion M-103, a motion that suggest to criminalize and condemn Islamophobia, even if the opinions about it are factual and constructive in form. A wind of change is going on around the world. Some would say "well, change is good, right?". Well it always give a certain result, based on how events were influenced. And some of these influences right now, done by design, are resulting into a crisis that is beyond frontiers, which is the problem of massive intake of Muslim immigrants and refugees into western civilization. The culture shock is astounding, and balancing an equilibrium in fairness for foster nations seems impossible to maintain. Below, you will find Immigration and refugee facts in Canada: http://immi...
Scientists’ Union And Famed Whistleblower Fight For Better Whistleblower Protections In Canada

Scientists’ Union And Famed Whistleblower Fight For Better Whistleblower Protections In Canada

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Current laws are not strong enough and don’t go far enough,’ says union’s Debi Daviau. The union representing federal government scientists says Ottawa needs to bring in measures to protect whistleblowers and offered up some ways to do that during a parliamentary committee hearing on the issue. Meanwhile, one of Canada’s most famous whistleblowers said a major problem is that the laws intended to empower people to call out wrongdoing are not being enforced.  The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada’s president Debi Daviau testified in front of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates and released her suggestions to protect whistleblowers Tuesday, February 21. “The process and the laws in place to protect whistleblowers are not strong en
Research Suggests Simply Wearing A Police Uniform Changes The Way The Brain Processes Information

Research Suggests Simply Wearing A Police Uniform Changes The Way The Brain Processes Information

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New research from a team of cognitive neuroscientists at McMaster University suggests that simply putting on a uniform, similar to one the police might wear, automatically affects how we perceive others, creating a bias towards those considered to be of a low social status. The study, recently published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, raises important questions about stereotypes and profiling, and about how the symbolic power and authority associated with police uniforms might affect these tendencies. "We all know that the police generally do an excellent job, but there has also been a great deal of public discourse about biased policing in North America over recent years," says Sukhvinder Obhi, an associate professor of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour and senior aut...