Racialized Canadians look to federal parties for leadership — and real change
In 2016, The Human Rights Commission of Canada revealed that 43 per cent of all hate crimes in Canada were motivated by hate of a race and ethnicity. According to Stats Canada, homicides against Indigenous people were seven times higher than non-Indigenous, and there was a 37 per cent... Read more
First blood clot case  linked to AstraZeneca vaccine reported in Quebec
Canada has reported its first case of blood clots linked to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The patient, a Quebec woman, is now recovering at home, according to CTV News. Quebec’s Ministry of Health did not confirm the age or location of the patient, but Health Minister Christian Dubé later identified... Read more
Canadian women’s soccer team defeats England
The Canadian women’s national soccer team defeated the England Lionesses 2-0 in an international friendly yesterday. The event happened in Stoke-on-Trent, England. CBC Sports reports that Evelyne Viens opened up the game early, with a third-minute goal putting the Canadians ahead. Nichelle Prince scored in the final minutes of... Read more
Why victims of assault can’t say no — and can’t speak up
By Saloni Bhugra Low rates of reporting sexual assault are tied to societal power structures that normalize abuse, experts say. According to SexAssault Statistics Canada, only six out every 100 sexual assault incidents are reported. And those that do come to light often lead to blowback against the victim.... Read more
Menstrual movements want to see the end of period inequity in 2021

Period products are not a luxury, but a necessity. Many people who menstruate in Canada are struggling to deal with their periods with dignity and are forced to seek charities to supply them with the products they need. Many organizations are petitioning for these products to be free and easily accessible by the end of 2021.

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Pfizer arthritis drug probe by Health Canada for possible risks
(REUTERS) Canada’s health regulator is launching a probe into Pfizer’s arthritis drug, Xeljanz, after a trial by the company identified an increased risk of serious heart-related issues and cancer in the participants. The trial investigated the long-term safety of Xeljanz at two doses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, who... Read more
Canadian Premier League planning for major 2021 season kickoff

Learning from the past and looking to the future, the 2021 Canadian Premier League season could be the best one yet

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Enbridge asks government to support pipeline battle with Michigan
CALGARY, Alta. (Reuters) – Enbridge Inc. has asked the government on to help protect the oil pipeline in dispute with the state of Michigan, which is trying to shut the pipeline down, fearing a leakage into the Great Lakes. The conflict between Enbridge Inc. and Michigan has aggravated due... Read more
COVID-19 highlights need for race-based health data in Canada
By Tatiana Furtado Advocates and healthcare workers across Ontario are making a strong case for the collection and publication of more race-based health data after COVID-19 helped uncover inequities in the healthcare system. “The current pandemic has opened up eyes to a lot of things we still need to... Read more
Trudeau and Biden meeting helps
rekindle U.S. and Canada alliance
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden met virtually this week. The leaders spoke about their relationships with China, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the battle against climate change. Trudeau said he was glad the U.S. has leadership in Biden that was “sorely missed” during the Trump... Read more