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'No celebrations': Indigenous communities, leaders share Canada Day frustrations

'No celebrations': Indigenous communities, leaders share Canada Day frustrations

AdvertisementVANCOUVER --Jess Housty can't remember the last time Canada Day was celebrated in the Heiltsuk Nation.Housty lives in the coastal B.C. town of Bella Bella where the Heiltsuk Nation is known for its efforts to help conserve and protect the Great Bear Rainforest."I can recall a lot of celebrations here, we're a community that loves to come together and celebrate things but Canada Day is not one of those things I remember bringing the community together," she said in an interview.Canada Day comes this year as Indigenous Peoples absorb reports of confrontations with the police as...

June 30, 2020
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Indigenous man fatally shot by RCMP was troubled but not violent, says chief

Indigenous man fatally shot by RCMP was troubled but not violent, says chief

AdvertisementMIRAMICHI, N.B. --The chief of a New Brunswick First Nation says an Indigenous man shot and killed by the RCMP was troubled, but not a violent person.Chief Bill Ward of the Metepenagiag Mi'kmaq Nation said Rodney Levi shouldn't have become the province's second victim of a fatal police shooting in less than a month on Friday."He had his demons but he was always very friendly, he never tried to harm anybody," Ward said during an emotional Facebook event on Saturday.Ward says Levi visited his home Friday and talked about wanting to move to Fort McMurray, Alta., for a fresh...

June 13, 2020
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Racist meme circulating in Canadian military sparks apology, investigation from leaders - National | Globalnews.ca

Racist meme circulating in Canadian military sparks apology, investigation from leaders - National | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XAAMilitary police are investigating reports of a service member spreading racist pictures even as top defence officials apologize for their slow response to questions about in the and .Canada’s top military and civilian defence leaders revealed the investigation in a letter to the troops Friday that promised to root out all racism while acknowledging “the social structures that formed our nation disproportionately privileged white people.”READ MORE: “We reaffirm our commitment that no defence team members should feel unwelcome in a...

June 22, 2020
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Lululemon, MEC and Arc'teryx join international brands in Facebook ad boycott

Lululemon, MEC and Arc'teryx join international brands in Facebook ad boycott

AdvertisementVANCOUVER --Canadian companies are joining a growing list of top international brands vowing not to advertise on Facebook Inc. in July because of the company's refusal to deal with the spread of hateful content on its platform.Vancouver athleticwear companies Lululemon Athletica Inc., Mountain Equipment Co-op and Arc'teryx are pulling their paid ads from Facebook and joining a boycott that has already been supported by Coca-Cola, Unilever, Honda America, Patagonia and more.Champions of the #StopHateForProfit boycott - led by civil rights and advocacy groups including the...

June 29, 2020
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China could keep dual citizenship Canadians from leaving Hong Kong amid protests: lawyer - National | Globalnews.ca

China could keep dual citizenship Canadians from leaving Hong Kong amid protests: lawyer - National | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XAAA Canadian legal activist is warning the federal government to grant asylum to democracy activists in Hong Kong and expanded settlement to those with links to Canada before China prevents them from leaving.The warning came Monday from Avvy Go, the director of the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, which has already helped bring Hong Kong pro-democracy activists to Canada.There are 300,000 Canadians of Hong Kong descent in China, and Go says if Ottawa doesn’t act now to accommodate those who want to leave, Beijing will...

June 1, 2020
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Canada loses bid for seat on the United Nations Security Council on first vote

Canada loses bid for seat on the United Nations Security Council on first vote

OTTAWA --Canada was humbled on the world stage Wednesday when it failed to secure a seat on the United Nations Security Council, losing to Norway and Ireland on the first ballot.The loss was Canada's second consecutive defeat in a bid for a seat on the world's most powerful body, and stood as a stark reminder of the country's diminishing influence. The defeat of the Liberal government led by Justin Trudeau followed the loss by the former Conservative government of Stephen Harper in 2010.Prior to that, Canada had won six times in a row, roughly each decade since the creation of the UN,...

June 17, 2020
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Anti-racism protesters march in Toronto to honour Black lives lost at hands of police officers | Globalnews.ca

Anti-racism protesters march in Toronto to honour Black lives lost at hands of police officers | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XAATORONTO – The head of Toronto’s police service took a public knee on Friday in solidarity with marching anti- demonstrators protesting police killings of Black people, with similar demonstrations planned in other Canadian cities.As officers generally kept a low profile, several hundred people walked peacefully to city hall chanting, “I can’t breathe,” “No justice, no peace,” or “Hands up, don’t shoot.” Others held signs reading “Racism is a pandemic, too” or “Silence is violence.”The demonstrations followed protests across the...

June 5, 2020
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MLS, Players' Association agree to economic concessions - TSN.ca

MLS, Players' Association agree to economic concessions - TSN.ca

Odds byMLS soccer ballTORONTO — MLS players have approved taking part in a summer tournament in Orlando, agreeing to a "package of economic concessions" for the revamped 2020 season in the process.The 26-team league suspended play March 12 because of the global pandemic, two weeks into its 2020 season.The MLS Players Association said in a release Sunday evening that its membership had voted to accept "salary reductions across the entire player pool, reduced team and individual bonuses, and additional concessions to existing and future terms of the CBA.""While a difficult vote in incredibly...

June 1, 2020
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Canada doesn’t have same ‘systemic, deep roots’ of racism as United States: Premier Doug Ford | Globalnews.ca

Canada doesn’t have same ‘systemic, deep roots’ of racism as United States: Premier Doug Ford | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XAATORONTO — Ontario Premier says Canada doesn’t have the that the United States does.Ford was asked today to comment on the protests in cities across the U.S. that were sparked by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis.Ford, who spent a lot of time in the U.S. for his family’s label business, said the difference between the two countries is that in Canada, people for the most part get along, working and shopping together.GEORGE FLOYD: He says comparing Canada and the...

June 2, 2020
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Trade experts urge heads-up approach for businesses as USMCA comes into force

Trade experts urge heads-up approach for businesses as USMCA comes into force

AdvertisementWASHINGTON --Experts and ambassadors across the continent are urging North American businesses to keep their heads up and their eyes open for both growth opportunities and perils in the fine print as the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement comes into force.Assuming that the USMCA, which takes effect Wednesday, does little more than update its old NAFTA predecessor would risk running afoul of the deal's new rules -- or worse, leaving money and new prosperity on the table, said Paul Burns, an international trade lawyer in Baker McKenzie's Toronto office.While some operations have...

July 1, 2020
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