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University cheating charges leave some CBC readers calling for compassion

Categories: Canada, Community


Police charged two university students with uttering forged documents and personation at an exam after a first-year math student at the University of Waterloo allegedly paid a PhD student $900 to write her final math exam. The swift response and police charges have divided CBC readers.

Anti-marijuana ad's 'fear-mongering' angers CBC readers

Categories: Canada, Community, Health

CBC readers are annoyed with a Health Canada anti-marijuana ad that makes a widely disputed claim that smoking a joint can decrease someone's IQ.

Henrietta Edwards' 165th birthday celebrated with Google Doodle

Categories: Canada, Community

henrietta-edwards-220.jpgToday's Google Doodle celebrates a famous Canadian woman's 165th birthday - Henrietta Edwards.

Floor-crossing angers CBC News readers annoyed with Alberta, Ontario politics

Categories: Community


Ontario and Alberta legislatures are both being hit with floor-crossing stories Tuesday, and most CBC News readers are expressing frustration with the practice.

#IllRideWithYou: Aussies offer support to Muslims fearing #SydneySiege backlash

Categories: Community


Aussies are uniting to respond with love rather than fear as police negotiate for the release of hostages in a suspected jihadist attack.

Bikini-wearing mom calls out body shaming bullies

Categories: Community


A 33-year-old mother of five is calling out three people who she says bullied her over her bikini body after she had decided to sunbathe in public for the first time in more than a decade.

Big Bang Theory cast's $1M salary demands stall season 8 production

Categories: Community

TBBT220.jpgThe eighth season of the highly-rated comedy The Big Bang Theory is off to a slow start as some of the main cast members are reportedly seeking a $1 million pay cheque - per episode.

CBC's News Network celebrates 25 years on the air

Categories: Community

NNpic3 (1) 220.jpgTwenty-five years ago today, CBC's News Network had its inaugural broadcast. On July 31, 1989, CBC Newsworld -- as it was known at the time -- went on the air.

Richard Dawkins's rape, pedophilia logic tweets ignite 'Twitter storm'

Categories: Community

Dawkins220.jpgBiologist and best-selling author Richard Dawkins ignited what he calls "a bizarre Twitter storm" after providing some controversial examples about date rape and pedophilia to prove a logic argument.

OkCupid defends fake matches in the name of science

Categories: Community, Science & Technology


Facebook is not the only company freely experimenting on its users. "If you use the internet, you're the subjects of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site. That's how websites work," wrote OkCupid, announcing in its first blog post in three years that it has run many experiments on its clientele.