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Green Party posted sensitive information about voters and members online
(via CBC)

The Green Party posted sensitive and personal information belonging to its members and supporters online, violating the party's own internal rules.

27 Jan 2022

Why the new obesity guidelines for kids terrify me
(via the New York Times)

The guidelines are rooted in a premise that should have been rejected long ago: that weight loss is the best path to health and happiness.

27 Jan 2022

Trudeau government dropped the ball on fighting abuse in sport, former minister says
(via CBC)

A Liberal MP and former sport minister is again calling for a public inquiry into abuse in sport — and is accusing her own government of not doing enough to tackle the problem.

27 Jan 2022

Johnson Street supportive housing death renews calls for change
(via Chek News)

The family of a man who died while living at a notorious supportive housing facility in Victoria is speaking out about the dire conditions.

26 Jan 2022

Trucker protest movement taken over by text message ‘scammers’
(via Talking Points Memo)

In recent days, the U.S. trucker convoy movement was reawakened by text message “scammers” calling for the truckers to join a multi-level marketing scheme.

26 Jan 2022

COVID-19 misinformation cost at least 2,800 lives and $300M, new report says
(via CBC)

The spread of COVID-19 misinformation in Canada cost at least 2,800 lives and $300 million in hospital expenses over nine months of the pandemic, according to estimates in a new report out Thursday.

26 Jan 2022

Jair Bolsonaro accused of acts of genocide against Amazonian group
(via the Guardian)

Brazilian president says predecessor emboldened wildcat miners which led to wrecked forests and disease and death among Indigenous people.

26 Jan 2022

Benedict Cumberbatch brings Empress apology letter to London stage
(via Times Colonist)

The actor read the letter recounting an infamous event involving pepperoni, seagulls and an Empress hotel room at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall as part of a charity event.

26 Jan 2022

New Vancouver mayor tempers expectations in first State of the City address
(via CTV)

In his first major speech as Vancouver mayor, Ken Sim delivered a State of the City address at a Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Thursday.

25 Jan 2022

The ancient trees at the heart of a case against the Crown
(via BBC)

An indigenous community in Canada is suing for their land — and using unusual evidence in their case.

25 Jan 2022