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Ontario government invests in programs to help address antisemitism in schools

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing in two summer programs to help address antisemitism in schools. Education Minister Stephen Lecce says the province will give $327,000 to the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies to support the courses. One program will provide professional development sessions for educators aimed at dismantling antisemitism in […]

Algoma Steel in Sault Ste. Marie to get $420M in federal funding to transition to cleaner technology

Algoma Steel Inc., in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., is getting up to $420 million in federal funding to help it phase out coal-fired steel-making processes. During a news conference on Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the funding for the manufacturer to retrofit its operations to cleaner technology.  This will allow Algoma Steel to purchase equipment to […]

Black man says Montreal police targeted him after he stopped to observe arrest

A young Black man is accusing Montreal police of racial profiling after he says he was violently handcuffed after stopping to observe the potential arrest of another Black man on Saturday.  While biking to a friend’s house, Prodil Houanhou says, he instinctively stopped when he saw a Black man being interrogated by two police officers across the street from […]

Quebec COVID restrictions are loosening, but jails are still putting inmates in solitary to quarantine

Life in Quebec is the freest it’s been in months. Restaurants and bars are open. So are theaters, gyms and concert halls. The curfew is a memory, and the entire province is considered a low-risk “green zone.” In provincial jails, though, it’s a different story. Since early on in the pandemic, provincial jails have been quarantining inmates for two weeks upon […]

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