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Lululemon founder gives $380,000 to boost B.C.'s right

Lululemon founder gives $380,000 to boost B.C.'s right-leaning candidates, asks others to donate

Exclusive: Vancouver entrepreneur Chip Wilson has been urging other wealthy individuals to donate to new organization seeking to help B.C.'s right-leaning "pro-business" candidates defeat "socialist" opponents, starting with this October's municipal elections.

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Dan Fumano

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Canadian teen arrested for threatening mass shooting at Florida Pride event: police

Updated June 6, 2022 6:44 p.m. PDT

Published June 6, 2022 6:32 p.m. PDT

A 17-year-old has been arrested in Canada for allegedly threatening to commit a mass shooting at a Pride event in Florida.

According to the West Palm Beach Police Department, the teen was arrested early Monday following an international investigation that the involved Toronto and Peel Regional Police, as well as the FBI.


Driver of pickup truck alleged to have hit multiple people at residential school memorial march in B.C.

The driver of a pickup truck that allegedly struck several people at a residential schoolmemorial march in Mission, B.C. has turned himself in to police and had his vehicle seized for examination.

Mission RCMP provided the update on Monday, two days after the incident at the event, which was called the March for Recognition for Residential Schools. The detachment said the driver is not currently in custody.

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Jeremy Skibicki

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The WSIB’s practice of deeming considered “racist”

Injured migrant workers and their allies wrote a letter to the Prime Minister, Ontario’s Premier, Ontario’s Labour Minister and the WSIB President and CEO on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, demanding an end to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) practice known as “deeming”, as they believe that this practice perpetuates “systemic racism.”

Who's drawn to fascism? Postwar study of authoritarianism makes a comeback

The Authoritarian Personality was first published in 1950 and is widely studied now

By most accounts, 2021 was a terrible year for democracy, from the attack on the U.S. Capitol to the rolling back of civil liberties in India. Liberal democracies are being challenged — from within and without — and many expect authoritarian rule to continue to metastasize in 2022

World Migrant boat capsizes; 19 presumed dead Migrant boat capsizes The Canadian Press - Mar 12, 2022 / 12:15 pm | Story: 362720

A boat carrying around two dozen migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya on Saturday, with at least 19 people missing and presumed dead, authorities said.
Libya's coast guard said that a group of 23 migrants — both Egyptians and Syrians — set off from the eastern city of Tobruk earlier in the day. Three migrants were rescued and taken to hospital. Only one body was retrieved and search efforts were ongoing, the agency said.

Does Canada have unfree workers?

Does Canada have unfree workers?
Gerardo Otero Gil Aguilar
APRIL 9, 2013
In mid-March, Canadians were met with news reports about the arrest of migrant workers by agents of the Canada Border Security Agency, while a reality-show TV crew recorded the action. This incident caused immediate concerns about whether migrant workers have the privacy rights that Canadians treasure. But we should also be raising broader questions about the very existence and functioning of migrant-worker programs, not just the mistreatment of alleged unauthorized workers.

NHS accused of racism as black nurses report being put in Covid areas ‘It beats being a slave’ one nurse was told when she challenged managers over her workload Rebecca Thomas Health Correspondent

The NHS has been accused of “shocking and systemic” racism during the pandemic as black healthcare workers say they were given poor PPE and pushed into the Covid frontline first.
Hundreds of black and brown healthcare staff across the UK have spoken to academics at Sheffield Hallam University about their experiences of racism during the pandemic. The accounts raised issues of racism within the health service which led to black and brown nurses and midwives being put at greater risk than their white colleagues, due to poorer PPE, training, workload and shift patterns.

Canada prepared to welcome an 'unlimited number' of Ukrainians fleeing war, minister says

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser says Canada is waiving most typical visa requirements

John Paul Tasker - CBC News
Posted: 8 Hours Ago
Last Updated: 4 Minutes Ago
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced Thursday the federal government has created two new pathways for Ukrainians fleeing their war-torn country to come to Canada — part of a plan to accept an "unlimited number" of people who want to leave.