Day: June 9, 2022

UN group to learn of Nova Scotia’s history of slavery during Halifax meeting

The international scientific committee of UNESCO’s Roots of Enslaved Peoples Project is holding its biennial meeting in Halifax from June 9 to 10.  The newest member of the 20-member international committee is Afua Cooper, a history professor at Dalhousie University. According to Cooper, the main purpose of the UNESCO body is to recognize the history of Black […]

Ontario should have extended masking for all high-risk settings, says new science table head

The head of Ontario’s expert pandemic advisory table says while key indicators suggest COVID-19 in the province is improving, he would have liked to see all remaining mask mandates in high-risk settings in place for a little while longer. On Wednesday, the province’s chief medical officer of health, announced most mask mandatory mask rules will expire Saturday, […]

Transgender advocates call out WestJet for forcing passengers to identify as male or female

Transgender advocates across Canada are calling out national airline WestJet for not allowing people to choose X as a gender, instead of male or female, when booking flights. They say WestJet is violating their human rights. “It is a legal gender marker in our laws, it’s a violation of the Charter [of Rights and Freedoms],” said Iz Lloyd, […]

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