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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How the Toronto van attack may spur cases of PTSD

The Toronto van attack, which left 10 people dead, “is likely to bring on a variety of feelings among those affected — people who witnessed the event, the first responders who provided care for victims and even those of us who simply saw news coverage of the horrible incident,” writes Dr. Margaret McKinnon, the Homewood Chair in Mental Health and Trauma at McMaster University.

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David Suzuki: Kinder Morgan pipeline controversy proves need to shift course

Fir the sake of the environment, indigenous rights, and the future, renowned environmentalist David Suzuki urges us to push back against Texas-based Kinder Morgan’s obsolete Trans Mountain pipeline project and all fossil fuel expansions in Canada and beyond.

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The uneasy co-existence of arms exports and feminist foreign policy

Feminist foreign policies of countries such as Canada and Sweden are hypocritical when you consider the fact that these countries sell arms worth billions of dollars to regimes such as Saudi Arabia, which oppresses women.

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Why reconciliation and redemption are central to countering white supremacy

Instead of dehumanizing people who engage in extremism inspired by hate and white supremacy, we should try to understand their humanity, and the experiences, pain and vulnerability fueling their inclination to violence.

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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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