Canadian Actor Kiefer Sutherland to Ontario Premier Doug Ford: “You, sir, are no Tommy Douglas”!

Award-winning Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland wants Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government to stop appropriating his late grandfather Tommy Douglas’ legacy to support its political agenda.

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64 remote communities in Nova Scotia to receive $26.4 million high speed Internet funding

The residents of 64 communities in Nova Scotia, including one Indigenous community, will soon access high-speed Internet thanks to a $26.4 million investment by the federal government’s Connect to Innovate initiative, the Nova Scotia Internet Funding Trust, and other unnamed sources.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urged to comply with GDPR in all countries by 70 consumer groups

A coalition of consumer and privacy groups from the US, Canada and the European Union is urging Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to ensure that his company adopts the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) “as a baseline standard” for all Facebook users around the world.

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Bell-led FairPlay Canada “proposal would weaken Canada’s economy”, says Internet infrastructure coalition

A global coalition of Internet infrastructure companies opposes the Bell Canada-led FairPlay Canada plan to block websites on the ground that the plan, which “lacks accountability and oversight”, would weaken both the Canadian economy and our Internet leadership globally.

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More than a thousand women condemn sexual misconduct in international aid sector

More than 1,100 women living and working within the international aid sector in 81 countries have signed an open letter demanding that women be “taken seriously by men and decision makers in humanitarian and development organizations”.

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Canadians take a stand against Bell Canada’s dangerous website blocking proposal

The latest manifestation of the ongoing attack on digital rights and net neutrality in Canada, led by Bell Canada, proposes the creation of the so-called “Internet Piracy Review Agency” (IPRA), a dictatorship-style Internet policing agency that would facilitate the blocking of Canadians’ access to websites Bell and other leading Canadian Internet service providers dislike.

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Canada’s financial system one of the most secretive in the world: Report

The Tax Justice Network’s 2018 Financial Secrecy Index says Canada’s financial system is less transparent than that of notorious tax havens and countries often portrayed as corrupt by the mainstream media, such as China, Russia and Kenya. That makes Canada one of the key facilitators of illicit financial flaws, global financial crimes. and increasing global inequality.

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Edward Snowden creates Haven, a security app for journalists and human rights defenders

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and his team at the Freedom of the Press Foundation have created Haven, a free and open source personal security system for journalists and human rights defenders. The app transforms your cheap second Android phone into a device capable of capturing and reporting intrusions to your physical space and possessions.

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