Category Archives: News and politics

‘Dark fleets’ observed fishing off North Korea

“Dark fleets” believed to be from China have been fishing in North Korean waters, potentially netting Pyongyang millions of dollars in illicit fees and forcing smaller North Korean vessels further afield, a series of reports said this week. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-dark-fleets-observed-fishing-off-north-korea/

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How climate change is leading to ‘a redistribution of life on Earth’

Scientists have documented more than 12,000 species worldwide that are moving to more hospitable regions, including everything from fish to bees to caribou to grasses to berries to trees. These 12,000 or more species are experiencing ‘range shift’ CBC Radio … Continue reading

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Federal Court rules Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement unconstitutional | Globalnews.ca

The US no longer considered a safe third country due to imprisonment when asylum seekers returned to the US including children. https://globalnews.ca/news/7205230/federal-court-rules-canada-u-s-safe-third-country-agreement-unconstitutional/

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A case in Alberta raises the question: Why are bad police so rarely fired?

A case in Alberta raises the question: Why are bad police so rarely fired? https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/article-a-case-in-alberta-raises-the-question-why-are-bad-police-so-rarely/

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Massive spying on users of Google’s Chrome shows new security weakness

Free extensions siphoned off browsing history when they should have been enhancing security Reuters Posted: June 18, 2020 Last Updated: June 19, 2020 https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5617597

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Canada slips to 55th place in global freedom-of-information law rankings

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2018/09/30/news/canada-slips-55th-place-global-freedom-information-law-rankings Partial and draft transcript This lumps us with Countries like Russia, … and … Mexico, Srilanka and … much better than Canada after new laws passes to improve access. In 2013 Canada ranked 56 out of 95 countries for … Continue reading

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Car theft caught on video shows high-tech thieves stealing Lexus in seconds | CBC News

Car theft caught on video shows high-tech thieves stealing Lexus in seconds | CBC News https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/high-tech-vehicle-theft-42-division-1.5651337 — For those with only keyless FOBs for their vehicles police are suggesting parking in a garage if possible, and put the FOBs in … Continue reading

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Court challenge launched over Ontario disclosure of COVID-19 testing with police

Court challenge launched over Ontario disclosure of COVID-19 testing with police https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-court-challenge-launched-over-ontario-disclosure-of-covid-19-testing/ Safety of first responders is important and so is preventing misuse of private health information. Hopefully they can find the right balance and have independent and effective oversight … Continue reading

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New podcast explores how ‘Satanic Panic’ overtook a Saskatchewan town and elsewhere across North America

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/uncover/new-podcast-explores-how-satanic-panic-overtook-a-saskatchewan-town-1.5449917 These events in the early eighties show what can happen when moral righteousness outweighs fact, and how our best intentions can lead to tragic consequences. Similar is happening today with many adults with strong beliefs in conspiracy theories without … Continue reading

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An 8 year old shot and killed in Atlanta while in a car with her mother when parking in an area that has had protests

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1232945 An 8 year old shot and killed in Atlanta while in a car with her mother when parking in an area that has had protests after another police officer killed an african american man and now faces charges. I … Continue reading

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