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Facebook banned white nationalist accounts, but it’s hard to actually keep them offline  Global News with Veronica Kitchen 10 April 2019 Facebook has banned Canadian accounts that were propagating white nationalist sentiments — but it seems that hasn’t kept the people behind the accounts off the social media platform.

Analyzing the rural and urban vote in Alberta election 2019  Global News with Melanee Thomas 10 April 2019 In 2015, Alberta NDP captured a significant portion of the urban vote and, while the party gained seats in rural ridings, the majority still went to the conservative Wildrose.

University of Waterloo prof urges Canadian voters to check facts ahead of fall federal election  The Waterloo Record with Veronica Kitchen 10 April 2019 Complaint over store’s ear-piercing policy raises questions about child consent The Canadian Press with Ann Douglas 09 April 2019 Complaints by a former retail worker who says she felt pressured to pierce the ears of a crying girl have reignited discussion around what circumstances children should be allowed to define their own personal boundaries.

Global News with Veronica Kitchen 09 April 2019 On Monday, former Toronto mayoral candidate Faith Goldy and several others were banned from Facebook as the social media site said it was removing extremist groups and users that promote hate in an attempt to curb dangerous rhetoric on its platform.

Experts say there are ways to overturn Quebec’s secularism bill despite the notwithstanding clause  The Globe and Mail with Kerri Froc 02 April 2019 The courts could still overturn Quebec’s secularism bill even though it includes a provision to invoke the notwithstanding clause to shield it from judicial challenges, legal scholars say.

As minimum wage increase kicks in, group calls for $15 an hour  Halifax Today with Christine Saulnier 01 April 2019 Nova Scotia’s minimum wage has gone up. As of April 1, 2019, experienced workers now make $11.55 an hour, and increase of 55 cents, but a small group rallying outside the Maritime Centre early Monday afternoon says that’s not enough.

How a multinational project is striving to change refugee research  University Affairs with Laura Madokoro 01 April 2019 James Milner has modest goals for his latest study: ensure that everyone involved in the refugee resettlement process gets an equal voice in the research.

OP ED: Let’s change our narrative around wha it means to be a ‘senior’  The Ottawa Citizen by Helen Hirsh Spence 29 March 2019 In response to intense lobbying efforts, the federal government recently introduced a budget that includes measures to increase pension security.

OP ED: Doug Ford’s repeal of the Far North Act won’t gain the respect of Indigenous communities  The Globe and Mail by Dayna Nadine Scott 25 March 2019 Late last month, Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government confirmed that it plans to repeal the Far North Act, seeking to reduce “red tape” and increase “business certainty” in the Ring of Fire – a mineral deposit located near James Bay.

Advocacy groups say 2019 federal budget fails to safeguard employer pensions  Vancouver Courier with Laura Tamblyn Watts 24 March 2019 Bill Morneau’s fourth federal budget since the Liberals came to power in 2015 contained a variety of pre-election goodies, including many directed at seniors, when it was tabled last week in a raucous House of Commons.

Why New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern has the world’s attention  Global News with Annalisa Harris, Pamela Lovelace, and Amanda Kingsley Malo 23 March 2019 In the wake of the mosque attack that killed 50 people in New Zealand, the country’s prime minister has won international acclaim for her handling of the tragedy — with some even calling for her nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Displaced, incarcerated people find ways to be resilient, researchers say at Roatch-Haskell Lectures  ASU Now with Bree Akesson 22 March 2019 Displaced and powerless, refugees and incarcerated people both struggle with the concept of hope, according to two social work experts who have researched the resilience of these populations.

of R president challenged by flat provincial funding, potential faculty strike  Global News with Vianne Timmons 21 March 2019 University of Regina’s president Vianne Timmons called balancing a looming strike, the students call against a potential tuition hike and no extra funding from the provincial government a “challenge.”

‘Nothing like it in the world’: Should Canada adopt New Zealand’s approach to supporting victims?  Global News with Muneeza Sheikh 21 March 2019 In the wake of last week’s deadly mosque attack in New Zealand, the country’s prime minister reassured people that the government would help cover funeral costs and ongoing recovery assistance for survivors and families of the 50 people killed — no matter their immigration status.

collected by smart city tech stokes privacy fears  Ottawa Business Journal with Teresa Scassa 19 March 2019 Apps that do things such as alerting drivers when a parking spot opens up nearby make life easier for urban dwellers, proponents say ​– but some critics wonder what will happen to individual privacy in a world where a vast network of cameras, sensors and other devices is capable of watching us virtually every minute of the day.

Morneau set to table high-stakes election year budget as SNL-Lavalin scandal rages on  CBC News with Laura Tamblyn Watts 17 March 2019 Finance Minister Bill Morneau tables his federal budget Tuesday — a high-stakes election year spending plan that could be as much about shoring up sliding Liberal support as it is about fiscal policy.

Advocates hopeful budget will include new pension protections  The Globe and Mail with Laura Tamblyn Watts 11 March 2019 Seniors advocates are optimistic that the federal government’s pre-election budget will include measures aimed at protecting private-sector pensions in the event of a bankruptcy.

here’s what we need to consider  The Conversation by Neha Shivhare 07 March 2019 Are you ready for artificial intelligence in schools? You may already know that researchers believe AI is likely to predict the onset of diseases in future and that you’re already using AI every day when you search online, use voice commands on your phone or use Google Translate.

Families of children with autism say they’re stretched thin by provincial funding changes  CBC News with Janet McLaughlin 03 March 2019 It was a packed room at a town hall in Kitchener on Sunday, as families gathered to share their stories and voice concerns about changes to the Ontario Autism Program.

Child poverty rates drop in every province except Nova Scotia  The Star Halifax with Christine Saulnier 27 February 2019 Why experts say schools shouldn’t shy away from a little physicality during recess  CBC News with Mariana Brussoni 27 February 2019 As an elementary school in Quebec experiments with a new “roughhousing” zone for students during recess, one child development expert says schools need to shake off a tendency towards over-protection.

When kids dread recess, we have a problem The Globe and Mail with Mariana Brussoni 21 February 2019 As the polar vortex descended on Toronto last month, I asked my sons how they were managing the seven consecutive indoor hours at school imposed on them by the subarctic temperatures.

How gender stereotypes are hurting women on maternity leave  The Globe and Mail with Ivona Hideg 12 February 2019 Parental leave is a hot topic among working mothers who want to stay home with their babies as long as possible, but fear that being out of the office for too long will hurt their careers.

no? For faculty, these “opportunities” often come in the category of service and for higher ed administrators, they are often imposed from above and sometimes you don’t have the ability to say no but you do have to ability to downgrade the priority of another project or ask for support to extend your capacity.

Reply none: Digital snubs inevitable but consequences can be severe, say experts  The Ottawa Citizen with Aimee Morrison 07 February 2019 Danielle James’ phone just won’t stop buzzing. She’s fielding a barrage of emails for her work at a Toronto production company when — buzz — her friend sends her a picture of another vegan lunch on Snapchat.

Lots of work but fewer want it as participation rate shrinks  CBC News with Tammy Schirle 07 February 2019 Unless there’s a miracle medical breakthrough, the millennial generation will soon be able to stop worrying about baby boomers plugging up the job market and living in the nicest homes.

Dalhousie law profs raise concerns over interim president’s blackface comments  CBC News with Kim Brooks and Jocelyn Downie 05 February 2019 Dalhousie University’s leadership is facing mounting pressure to take a clear stance on blackface, with a group of law professors asking the school’s top academic administrator to confirm it violates the code of student conduct and personal harassment policy.

LGBT students to get new access to bursary program from province  CBC News with Pamela Lovelace 05 February 2019 The Nova Scotia government will broaden who is eligible for a bursary meant to promote diversity in the communications field, after Mount Saint Vincent University students and staff said they were concerned it excluded LGBT students.

EBay picks Halifax as first Canadian city for its e-commerce training  CBC News with Andrea Stairs 24 January 2019 Online shopping and auction giant eBay Canada has chosen Halifax as the first Canadian city for its e-commerce training course, saying the Nova Scotia capital was selected on the strength of its small business community.

‘The door has widened’: senator hears of mounting sterilization concerns  The Canadian Press with Kim Pate 11 January 2019 Increased national awareness about coerced sterilization of Indigenous women has resulted in mounting concerns about other vulnerable women who may have been endured the practice, an Ontario senator says.

YWCA plans $35-million facility in Cathedral area, with city likely to pitch in free land The Regina Leader-Post with Melissa Coomber-Bendtsen 11 January 2019 Regina’s YWCA plans to build a $35-million facility at the site of the former Victoria School and Lucy Eley Park — and the city might give them the land for free to support a “unique” project.

Alberta’s UCP has the most confirmed election candidates so far, although experts say it doesn’t matter CBC News with Melanee Thomas 08 January 2019 At some point before May 31, Albertans will head to the polls — and at this stage of the game, the United Conservative Party is way out ahead in terms of confirmed candidates.

Bell asking customers for permission to collect more personal data The Canadian Press with Teresa Scassa 07 January 2019 Canada’s largest telecommunications group is getting mixed reviews for its plan to follow the lead of companies like Google and Facebook in collecting massive amounts of information about the activities and preferences of its customers.

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