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OTTAWA — B’nai Brith Canada says online hatred is fuelling a rise in anti-Semitism that saw record numbers of Jewish Canadians harassed and assaulted last year. The group released its annual audit of anti-Semitism Monday, showing 2,041 recorded incidents of hatred towards Jews in 2018, up 16 per cent compared to the year before. This […]

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Hundreds of election workers have died of overwork and almost 2,000 have fallen ill following the world’s biggest single-day elections, held in Indonesia earlier this month. Indonesian officials said over the weekend that at least 272 election officers had died since the April 17 vote, mostly from fatigue-related illnesses caused by the long hours they […]

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OTTAWA — Dominic LeBlanc is stepping away temporarily from his duties as intergovernmental and northern affairs minister after being diagnosed with a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The 52-year-old plans to go back to work once treatment is completed and he still intends to run for re-election this fall in the New Brunswick riding of Beausejour, […]

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Seated in the United Nations assembly hall, Nunavut’s Aluki Kotierk told Indigenous leaders from around the world about the “devastating” loss of traditional languages that continues to plague Canada’s Inuit people. If Inuit languages, collectively known as Inuktut, disappear so too does traditional knowledge and teachings, said Kotierk, president of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., an organization […]

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A decade ago, Janice Aurini interviewed 41 upper-middle-class parents in Canada and asked whether they had a preference for where their children earned a university degree. One woman named Grace said her child wanted to go to medical school, but she didn’t care where because it’s not as if the patients would care. Grace elaborated, […]

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Canada’s smallest province has reminded the country that politics, sometimes seen as a blood sport, can be made better with collegiality and class. Prince Edward Island voters took to the polls Tuesday. The Island’s Progressive Conservatives are set to form a minority government, with Greens serving as the Official Opposition in a historic first. Liberals, […]

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