HIV organizations to get ‘transitional project funding’

HIV/AIDS organizations whose federal funding proposals were rejected or reduced will receive ‘transitional’ funding until 2018, but some organizations are calling it a ‘Band-Aid solution.’ Toronto Star, by JACKIE HONG on Wed., Nov. 16, 2016 HIV/AIDS organizations that had project...

U of T prof. Jordan Peterson will take part in campus debate on legislation on gender identity

Peterson, who gained national attention when he refused to use gender-neutral pronouns, will participate in forum on Bill C-16 and the gender provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. Toronto Star, by ELLEN BRAIT on Nov. 16, 2016 Jordan Peterson, a professor at the University...

B.C. mother takes school district to court over Aboriginal spiritual ceremony

Parent says traditional smudging ceremony a religious rather than cultural activity By Megan Thomas, CBC News Posted: Nov 15 A mother in Port Alberni, B.C., is taking the school district to court, alleging her children were forced to participate in an Aboriginal spirituality...

Ottawa woman wakes to find anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted on her home

Rabbi Anna Maranta says she noticed the graffiti through the glass window of her front door as she was walking back to her room early Tuesday morning. (Roger Dubois/CBC) By CBC News, on Nov 15, 2016 An Ottawa woman who runs a Jewish prayer centre says she was...

Food bank use in Canada is on the rise

Food bank use on the rise in Canada, with ‘drastic’ surges in Nova Scotia, territories By CBC News on Nov 15, 2016 Food bank use in Canada is on the rise, and some provinces and territories have seen “drastic” surges in use since last year, a new report...