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The road to real reconciliation will be paved by Canada’s youth

Monday, August 5th, 2019

While Canadian society has advanced on a range of issues – retiring a racist immigration policy in the 1960s, making substantial strides toward gender equality, embracing gay rights – the treatment of Indigenous peoples has been an area of conspicuous inaction. As with other significant movements of the past half-century, young people may now be preparing to show the way forward.

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In a push for diversity, medical schools overhaul how they select Canada’s future doctors

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Ninety-two per cent of NOSM students have grown up in Northern Ontario, and the other 8 per cent are from rural and remote parts of the rest of Canada. About 2 per cent of applicants are Indigenous, but in the past few years the selection system has been tweaked to increase the number of successful Indigenous applicants, including giving them training to succeed in the interview process.

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Why you shouldn’t expect to see populism take root in Canada

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Middle class incomes aren’t stagnating in Canada: they’re up a third after inflation from where they were 20 years ago. The share of income going to the “top 1 per cent” is falling, not rising, here, and has been for more than a decade; at 7.3 per cent, after-tax, it is at its lowest level since 1996. Poverty levels are the lowest on record.

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Much is at stake in the contest between pluralism and populism

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Our history records some serious failures. They serve as tough reminders that our pluralism is far from perfect. It cannot be taken for granted. Indeed, it is fragile and demands our constant vigilance and hard work… We must practice the art of inclusion and accommodation — to make room for one another. To reach out. To listen to each other. To bridge differences. To try very hard to understand one another… Canada is now and ever will be a precious work-in-progress.

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Ontario eliminates Indigenous Culture Fund as government cuts millions of dollars in arts funding

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Arts sector support is cut from 18.5 million dollars to 6.5 million, and the Ontario Arts Council, which awards grants, is receiving 10 million dollars less from the government this year. Five million dollars of that comes from axing an Indigenous Culture Fund… Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says the arts, including music and storytelling, are a very important part of Indigenous culture, and cutting this fund sends a terrible message.

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First Things First: What non-Indigenous Canadians need to know

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

In the first episode of this four-part TVO video series, Anishinaabe educator and public speaker Eddy Robinson talks about the importance of taking time to listen to Indigenous stories. He recounts leaving home as a teenager, getting in trouble with the law, being disappointed with his parents, and how he ultimately came to an understanding of their traumatic past in residential schools.

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To humanize Muslims, let’s start in the classroom

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Most Canadian students seemingly go through the education system without ever hearing about the plurality of the world’s histories, cultures, faiths and traditions, including Islam and Muslims… With such omissions, are school curriculums not unwittingly contributing to the dehumanization of Muslims and negating Islam’s place in world history?

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Canada sees 300,000 new immigrants — the largest influx in a century

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

The increase in international migration has helped fuel a surge in employment — even amid sluggish indicators in other parts of the economy…It’s been a welcome tailwind for an economy coping with aging demographics and other drags like record household debt… The strong immigration numbers also make up for slower natural population growth.

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New funding will fill key data gaps, create Canadian information centre

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

The federal budget is channelling tens of millions of dollars toward filling key data gaps in housing, gender equality, the labour force and Indigenous communities, areas where researchers say Canadians are often in the dark thanks to spotty or inaccessible numbers… the Liberal government declined to make any firm commitments to fill these data gaps, even while acknowledging that Canada has many… “But the funding is likely to be highly inadequate to develop the kinds of data required…”

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In a shift on Canadian campuses driven by Trump policies, Indian students now outnumber Chinese

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

Last year 172,000 students with Indian citizenship held a study permit for Canada, vaulting past the 142,000 from China… drawn partly by the low value of the loonie relative to the U.S. dollar. But more importantly they come for the simpler path to work permits and immigration credentials… It’s a lucrative popularity for Canadian universities. At the University of Toronto, for instance, domestic arts and science students paid $6,780 in tuition fees for the current school year, while international students paid $49,800 – a seven-fold difference.

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