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2 Canada Post workers in Regina suspended after refusing to deliver Epoch Times

Two Canada Post workers in Regina were temporarily suspended earlier this month after they refused to deliver the latest sample edition of the Epoch Times, a paper founded by Chinese-American followers of Falun Gong and known for its critical coverage of the China's communist regime.

Black civil servants allege discrimination in proposed class-action lawsuit against Ottawa

A group of current and former Black civil servants has issued a proposed class-action lawsuit against the federal government alleging it discriminated against Black employees for decades.

How Australia succeeded in lowering COVID-19 cases to near-zero

When COVID-19 cases surged in July, restrictions were draconian and immediate in some regions.
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How Canadian designer Aurora James is persuading retailers to support Black-owned businesses

Entrepreneur and fashion designer Aurora James on why she started the 15 Percent Pledge this spring to help bolster Black-owned businesses.
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Justice system's handling of O'Leary boat crash case a 'slap in the face' for victims' families

Flurry of lawsuits stemming from fatal boat crash in August 2019 on an Ontario lake includes claim by entrepreneur and TV personality Kevin O'Leary against owner and operator of other boat involved.

Black journalist who witnessed N-word used in Fifth Estate meeting calls for broader change at CBC

A former CBC employee is speaking out about his experience of hearing two colleagues at The Fifth Estate, the public broadcaster’s flagship investigative program, use the N-word during an editorial discussion last year.

Some U.S. officials are blaming outside agitators for unrest. That tactic has a long history, experts say

Some U.S. officials have blamed so-called outside agitators for stoking unrest as nationwide protests against police violence have ruptured America this week, and experts say those claims echo a decades-old tactic to dismiss and delegitimize protests.

COVID-19 disinformation being spread by Russia, China, say experts

Countries like Russia and China are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to spread disinformation, say experts. While some of the disinformation centres on the origin of the virus, some of it is offering potentially dangerous medical advice.

How a debunked COVID-19 video kept spreading after Facebook and YouTube took it down

Although social media giants such as Facebook and YouTube have largely removed a debunked documentary about the COVID-19 pandemic from their platforms, copies and variations of the video are still up on alternative social media sites where hundreds of thousands of people are watching them.

WeChat's surveillance of international users boosts censorship in China, researchers say

WeChat is one of the world’s most popular apps, but researchers at the University of Toronto caution it is surveilling international users and using their information to broaden censorship on the app in China.

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