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More than one-third of people shot to death over a decade by RCMP officers were Indigenous
(via The Globe and Mail)

The 36-per-cent fatality figure is ‘totally unacceptable,’ says Perry Bellegarde, the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. ‘We’re 5 per cent of the [overall] population’ of Canada

Yesterday

Eby proposes law to ban government from taking ICBC profits
(via Vancouver Sun)

B.C.'s Attorney General is readying legislation to end the practice of governments raiding ICBC for profits.

Yesterday

B.C. ‘well on way’ to hit ambitious affordable housing target: Minister
(via Vancouver Sun)

Selina Robinson said 22,460 homes have been completed or are underway.

Yesterday

Cariboo rollover victim raises concern over Kamloops discharge
(via 100 Mile Free Press)

“I can’t get from Kamloops back to 100 Mile House injured, confused, because I have a concussion, I’m on pain meds, no shoes, no clothes whatsoever they want to send me out on the streets. I flat out said no.”

Yesterday

‘I basically have to toss all my stuff’: Unique DTES storage program shuts down
(via CBC News)

Program ran for nearly a decade, giving homeless residents a place to store their personal items overnight.

Yesterday

Gloves are off: Teachers want more from their labour-friendly government
(via The Globe and Mail)

BCTF has become relentless in bargaining talks, even against the New Democrats.

Yesterday

‘An historic abuse of power’: Notley decries UCP government firing of an official who's investigating the party
(via National Observer)

“I am very shocked. I think today we saw Jason Kenney engage in an historic abuse of power in Alberta, one that is corrupt,” she said, in an interview. “He has interfered with what should be an independent investigation, what has been an unprecedented investigation into UCP operatives who broke the law.”

Yesterday

Eric Denhoff: Saving B.C.’s forestry towns—a Marshall Plan for the Interior of the province
(via The Georgia Straight)

A former senior civil servant offers a blueprint to provide hope to those living in resource-dependent communities.

Yesterday

114,000 students in N.Y.C. are homeless. These two let us into their lives
(via The New York Times)

The number of homeless students has swelled by 70 percent over the past decade. For Darnell and Sandy, school is the only stable place they know.

Yesterday

CBC had employee delete tweet critical of Don Cherry
(via CANADALAND)

Tweet calling out racism was deemed an inappropriate expression of a personal opinion on a controversial subject

15 Nov 2019

UBC donor goes to court in effort to ensure his name appears on all law-school degrees
(via CBC News)

One of the most prominent donors to the University of British Columbia is taking the school to court, saying the institution isn't holding up its end of the deal they struck when he made a historic donation to its law school.

15 Nov 2019

Inside Hong Kong’s battle-ready campuses
(via The New York Times)

Classrooms may be empty, but universities are bustling with preparation for confrontations with the police.

15 Nov 2019

Famous authors drag student in surreal YA twitter controversy
(via Vulture)

Brooke Nelson, a graduate student studying online harassment, told Vulture the quote they took issue with had been taken out of context.

15 Nov 2019

Republicans know Trump is innocent — they’re trying to figure out why
(via The Atlantic)

The three leading GOP defenses of the president contradict one another.

15 Nov 2019

How the Roberts court abandoned bipartisan consensus
(via Slate)

Relying on 5–4 decisions hurts the court’s credibility.

15 Nov 2019

Italian council is flooded immediately after rejecting measures on climate change
(via CNN)

Veneto regional council, which is located on Venice's Grand Canal, was flooded for the first time in its history on Tuesday night — just after it rejected measures to combat climate change.

15 Nov 2019

Inquiry commissioner Steve Allan handed $905K sole-source contract to son’s law firm
(via CBC News)

The commissioner heading Alberta’s public inquiry into allegations of foreign-funded reputational attacks on the province’s oil and gas industry personally handed $905,000 in legal business to a Calgary law firm in which his son is a partner.

14 Nov 2019

‘A nationalistic, chauvinistic, narcissistic, toxic man’: How Don Cherry’s punching bags view him now
(via National Post)

For those in the hockey world who have been on the other side of Cherry’s ire, the news of his firing came as both a shock and an inevitability.

14 Nov 2019

Captain Dick Stevenson, inventor of Yukon's infamous ‘Sourtoe Cocktail,’ has died
(via CBC News)

Captain Dick Stevenson, a true Yukon original who “invented” one of the territory's oddest claims to fame — a drink with a severed human toe in it — has died. “I’m pretty sure I’m the only daughter in history that has to, following my dad’s will, to make sure that his toes are removed and dried and make it up to Dawson City.”

14 Nov 2019

Vancouver’s underground luxury car market driven by demand from China
(via South China Morning Post)

In Vancouver’s suburbs, people are paid a few thousand dollars to buy BMWs and Porsches and deliver them to resellers, who send the cars to China. The payoff is high – but so is the risk of being accused of money laundering, experts warn.

14 Nov 2019

U.S.-blacklisted AI firm to appear at Canada-Chinese business conference in Vancouver
(via CBC News)

Local advocacy groups consider protests due to SenseTime’s alleged violation of Uighurs’ rights in China.

7 Nov 2019

The quickest way to reduce airplane emissions
(via The New Republic)

Jet fuel isn't taxed on international trips. Maybe it's time to change that, seeing as the rule was decided in 1944.

14 Nov 2019

The super-optimized dirt that helps keep racehorses safe
(via Wired)

Surgeons say focus on joint operations and a lack of anesthesiologists leave local patients waiting.

14 Nov 2019

There’s no journalism on a dead planet
(via Briarpatch Magazine)

Corporate media owners are killing local newspapers – which is making it difficult for everyday people to understand the on-the-ground impacts of the climate crisis.

13 Nov 2019

A year to clean five schools of sexism — shouldn’t others do the same?
(via The Guardian)

Experiment gets teachers and primary pupils to look at life through "gender equality lens."

13 Nov 2019

Fixating on ‘cancel culture’ in an age of transphobia
(via The New Republic)

Articles about "canceled" or "provocative" writers rarely focus on the people they've harmed.

6 Nov 2019

Businessman with Beijing ties looks to bring face-recognition tech to Canadian stores
(via County Weekly News)

Human-rights advocates say they’re worried that the technology at the heart of China’s digital surveillance apparatus could be introduced to Canada

13 Nov 2019

Stephen Miller’s affinity for white nationalism revealed in leaked emails
(via Southern Poverty Law Center)

In the run-up to the 2016 election, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller promoted white nationalist literature, pushed racist immigration stories and obsessed over the loss of Confederate symbols after Dylann Roof’s murderous rampage, according to leaked emails reviewed by Hatewatch.

13 Nov 2019