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PressProgress. Notley's loss raises questions about disappearance of female premiers. Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:39PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:40PM EDT The gradual disappearance of women from the ranks of Canada's premiers raises questions about society's willingness to embrace true equality, former female leaders and political pundits said Wednesday. Women made up nearly half of the country's provincial and territorial leaders in 2013, but those ranks have slowly thinned as a succession of female premiers covering the entire political spectrum lost their re-election bids.
That list now includes Alberta's Rachel Notley, the last woman standing among Canada's first ministers until incoming premier Jason Kenney takes power and the seventh female provincial leader to be turfed from office in the past six years. "I would never say that their gender is the number one factor in this. What I would say is that the way people interpret what they do is gendered," Thomas said in a telephone interview.
Nobody Will Feel Good About Their Vote in 2019. Source images via The Canadian Press. Photo Illustration by Noel Ransome Years ago, over a bottle of wine, a friend told me he had no plans to vote. Or maybe, he said, he would show up and refuse his ballot as a sign that he wasn’t down to clown with our electoral carnival. I’ll spare you the Sorkin-esque diatribe I launched into. I don’t know if I used the phrase “moral, personal, political, societal obligation” but, boy, it sure felt like I did. The crux of my argument came to this: Do you support expanded healthcare? I checked off a list of policies and principles from all parties. I think the argument devolved into moralizing on the authority of the state and the viability of anarchism, but let’s pretend that my appeal to logic worked.
That discussion was a few elections ago, now. A federal election is coming, and it feels like we are careening towards it in one of those old-timey mine carts. Wait a second. I can’t help but feel like I’ve written this before. DJ, play that back. Homosexuality was not decriminalized in 1969: Anti-69 forum challenges “Just Society” myth - The Leveller. By Tom Hooper and Gary Kinsman he celebrations have already begun. They say 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the 1969 decriminalization of homosexuality. The Royal Canadian Mint is set to reveal a commemorative $1 coin in April and Egale Canada Human Rights Trust, a national LGBTQ2 organization, was granted $770,000 from the federal government to produce a film celebrating this anniversary. The problem is that this is based on a myth.
No such decriminalization took place, partial or otherwise. No offenses were repealed in 1969. Just the opposite: the policing of “indecent” sex dramatically escalated in the decades following this so-called decriminalization, including several mass arrests at gay bathhouses. So why is this myth of decriminalization so widely accepted? The ’69 reform had nothing to do with the ways that homosexuality was criminalized in practice — the state did not have the resources to police the bedrooms of the nation. The legal change in 1969 followed this principle. ‘It’s Vanier’s time’: Ottawa neighbourhood set for $50M renewal project. The owner of Bobby’s Table, a small family restaurant located on Montreal Road, always seems to be busy. On a recent Tuesday, his place is packed before 9 am. The only seats left are next to the cash register on raised bar stools.
The diner was born in 2009 from the ashes of the famed Nate’s Deli on Rideau Street, and has since become somewhat of a fixture in Vanier. It attracts customers from across the city and plays host to a group of regulars daily. When he moved in nine years ago, LeBlanc had hoped the restaurant would do well. It was a way to keep his co-workers from Nate’s Deli employed after that business suddenly closed its doors. “They closed. He said he has watched the corridor along Montreal Road change over the past decade. Now, it’s different. “Over the years, it’s cleaned up a lot,” he said, adding that he’s intrigued about what’s going to happen to the community next.
Vanier is about to become the latest neighbourhood to receive a shot in the arm from the City of Ottawa. Victoria, Vancouver rank high for gender equality, but study says all Canadian cities need to improve. Canadian cities must do more to address gender inequality, researchers say in a new report looking at the gender gap in the country's 26 largest metro areas. On Tuesday, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released its fifth annual study looking at which cities are the best and worst for women.
It scored metro areas on access to economic security, personal security, education, health and leadership positions. Kingston, Ont., was ranked No. 1 while Barrie, Ont., was ranked last. Among B.C. cities, Victoria (third) and Vancouver (fifth) ranked best. However, the centre noted there was not a big difference between the first and last place finishers — which they say is a signal that all need to make improvements. "Progress has been uneven across different areas of gender equality," lead researcher Katherine Scott said in a statement. "Years of effort to remove entrenched economic, cultural and social barriers to women's progress are not resulting in the gains we expected to see by now.
" This Man Bought a Far-Right Group’s Domain and Made a Furry Dating Site. Brady Grumpelt (left) and his furry creations (right). Photo by Mack Lamoureux If you try to go to the website for an Alberta far-right group, you won’t read the anti-immigration views “Wolves of Odin” usually spout, but you will see the dating profiles of some cartoon wolves packing serious heat. Instead of finding some conspiratorial ramblings about how Muslim immigration is a purposeful conspiracy to replace the “real” Canadians, you’ll learn about “Bigger_Woofer” who loves “when you mark your territory on your chest.” This little bait-and-switch website was posted on the Edmonton subreddit Wednesday and it promptly blew up. Brady Grumpelt is the man behind the Wolves of Odin’s new web presence. The Edmonton man told VICE that the idea was sparked when he saw men he thought were members of the Wolves of Odin “trying to pull their whole intimidation thing” in the Buckingham, a punk(ish) bar on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue, where Grumpelt used to work.
A screencap from WolvesOfOdin.ca. 1 in 5 Canadian youths not sure what happened in the Holocaust, survey suggests. One in five young people in Canada either hasn't heard of the Holocaust or isn't sure what it is. That's the conclusion from a new survey released ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday. Historians believe the new data should be a wake-up call on how the systematic murder of six million Jews in Europe is taught in Canadian schools — and remembered more broadly.
"One of the surprising things was the awareness gap between millennials and older respondents …it's shocking," said historian Naomi Azrieli, CEO of the Azrieli Foundation, the charity behind the survey. "I think older Canadians are more likely to have known a survivor or been around in World War Two," she told CBC News. "With each generation, it becomes less living history and more remote. " In Britain, a new survey by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust found that one in 20 adults in Britain do not believe the Holocaust took place. Among other points, the Canadian survey found: Reasons for optimism False beliefs.
Why incels are a 'real and present threat' for Canadians. This story contains graphic content. It all began with a Facebook post on Jan. 19, 2019. A Colorado man named Christopher Cleary took to social media and laid out the plan for an attack that was coming together in his mind. "I'm 27 years old and I've never had a girlfriend before and I'm still a virgin," Cleary wrote.
"This is why I'm planning on shooting up a public place soon and being the next mass shooter. " In this case, police tracked him down — en route to a women's march in Utah — before he was able to carry out his plan. But it doesn't always work out that way when men who identify themselves as incels — or involuntary celibates — post such thoughts online. In April 2018, Alek Minassian allegedly drove a van into pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10 and injuring 16 others.
Involuntary celibates or incels are an online brotherhood of men who say they are unsuccessful in their romantic attempts with women. "This [group] has an organization to it. " But those roots are long gone. OC Transpo users forming one-voice alliance. About 80 people attended a workshop Saturday aimed at creating Ottawa Transit Riders, an advocacy group to push passenger interests and act as a watchdog over OC Transpo. The event at the University of Ottawa was intended to funnel ambitions of several smaller volunteer organizations into one that would primarily deal with concerns of transit riders at a time of rising fares, declining ridership and the uncertain impacts of LRT.
It will likely be modelled after a similar group in Toronto that charges an annual membership fee, has a board of directors, an active roster of volunteers and now one full-time staff member. Vincent Puhakka, one of the early members of Toronto’s TTCriders, said the group formed in 2009 had grown to a point where it was frequently in mainstream media coverage talking about transit issues in Canada’s largest city. “We are now part of the civic discussion.” There was a woman arguing for acceptance of all pets on all OC Transpo buses.
Twitter.com/kellyegancolumn. The dark side of Canada's new food guide — many Canadians can't follow it. This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. With headlines this week about changes coming soon to the Canada Food Guide one haunting fact remains — many Canadians don't have the time or the money to follow the national nutrition recommendations. One possible strategy as old as the food guide itself — providing healthy meals in every Canadian school — was abandoned by the federal government more than half a century ago. Today, Canada is the only G7 country that doesn't have a national school food program. Meanwhile Canada's food statistics are grim.
Nearly one in every six children is affected by household food insecurity according to research by Prof. "Food insecurity" is defined as a lack of access to food because families can't afford to buy it. And it's not because people don't have jobs. Canadian charity used donations to fund projects linked to Israeli military. The Jewish National Fund of Canada, one of the country's long-established charities, has been the subject of a Canada Revenue Agency audit over a complaint that it used charitable donations to build infrastructure for the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), in violation of Canada's tax rules. The JNF funds numerous projects in Israel, such as reforestation efforts in areas hit by wildfires and the construction of playgrounds for special needs children.
However, it has also funded infrastructure projects on Israeli army, air and naval bases. While no law bars a Canadian citizen from writing a cheque directly to Israel's Ministry of Defence, rules do ban tax-exempt charities from issuing tax receipts for such donations, and also ban donors from claiming tax deductions for them. The organization, which disclosed to donors last year that it has been under audit by the Canada Revenue Agency, said it stopped funding those projects in 2016. Guidelines clear on the law Greening the land A new complaint. Free-prescriptions-for-many-children-and-young-adults-in-ontario-set-to-end-in-march. Free taxpayer-funded prescriptions to children and young adults under 25 will end in March if they have private insurance coverage. The looming change in the OHIP+ pharmacare program, expected to save $250 million a year, was first announced in late June as Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives took power but the time frame for implementation remained a mystery until now.
“The government is fixing OHIP+ by focusing benefits on those who need them the most,” said a notice posted online on a government website this week putting the proposal out for public comment until the end of January. Sources said the government hopes to have the necessary systems in place with insurers and pharmacies by late March.
Under the new plan, children and young adults will continue to get free prescriptions if they or their parents do not have private health insurance coverage. At drug stores, pharmacists will ask customers if they have insurance and check their coverage online. Some parties matter. The Islamic Party of Ontario doesn't. Rogue tax workers snooping on Canadians in larger numbers. Workers at the Canada Revenue Agency continue to snoop on the confidential tax files of spouses, parents, friends, neighbours, colleagues, church members and businesses, despite a $10-million project meant to discourage them. Ten months of internal reports obtained by CBC News show the files of at least 10,000 Canadians were compromised by the agency's employees, who used their privileged access to government databases to make unauthorized forays into taxpayers' private financial affairs.
One worker in the CRA's Calgary office last year kept a detailed spreadsheet on the financial data of 310 people in his community. "[T]he investigation concluded that the employee made unauthorized accesses to his own account, and to a total of 310 other taxpayer accounts, including the employee's spouse, mother, former Team Leader, and two colleagues," says an Oct. 10, 2017 CRA report. Bad behaviour None of the cases were referred to police. New system. Your tax bill could change in 2019. Here's what to expect. A whole host of federal tax changes come into effect in the new year.
Some will hit your paycheque, others your bills — and if you're a small business owner, there are a couple of changes coming for which you've likely been preparing for months. Starting in January, Canadians' Canada Pension Plan contributions increase from 4.95 per cent to 5.1 per cent on earnings between $3,500 and $57,400. It's the first of five years of graduated increases running until 2023, when the rate will reach 5.95 per cent. The increases are going to pay for what eventually will be an enhanced CPP. "You can think of it as a cost right now, but you're actually going to be contributing toward an enhanced Canada Pension Plan benefit over time, ultimately leading to a higher amount of pensionable earnings," said Jamie Golombek, managing director of tax and estate planning with CIBC.
"So you're actually going to get something in return for that extra contribution. " Small business tax changes Higher prices at the pump. International trade in 2019: getting worse before it gets better. No question, 2018 was a stunning and often frustrating year for everyone engaged in international trade. Now, 2019 seems to be looking at all that conflict and disruption and saying, "Hold my eggnog. " CBC News asked Canadian and American researchers, lecturers, lawyers and business advocates what they expect the new year to bring. Here's some of what they told us. NAFTA 2.0 ratification: Will they or won't they? The trade agreement that's the most important for Canada's economy is still the one that brings the greatest uncertainty, said Meredith Lilly, the Simon Reisman chair at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. "Watch the congressional calendar" and President Donald Trump's reaction to signs of foot-dragging on Congress's part, she said.
"There is no promise this is going to get ratified. " There's going to be panic in the media every time a congressman burps.- Carlo Dade, Canada West Foundation Are 'national security' tariffs here to stay? But can the WTO sort this out? Canada Can't Put Proud Boys On Extremist List Because It Doesn't Have One. 731,000 Canadians Borrow Money To Cover Prescription Drug Costs: Study. Tommy Douglas’s enthusiasm for eugenics being airbrushed by Canadians: MD. PressProgress. 'Deeply concerning': Canada pension fund invests in US immigration detention firms.
Ontario court ruling clears the way for intoxication to be used as a defence in sexual assault cases. Canada is using ancestry DNA websites to help it deport people - VICE News. Canadian police dismissing fewer sexual-assault cases. Internal Server Error. Internal Server Error. Internal Server Error. Montreal Moving Day: what happens when a whole city moves house at once? | Cities. Toronto, take a lesson from Montreal: Cities are for people.
Should Canada give up on NAFTA? Yes. Minister looks for signs of gender bias in federal science departments | CBC News. Dear Andrea Horwath, now comes the hard part. Internal Server Error. The Life, Death, And Resurrection Of The Canadian Discount Department Store. When young men play the victim – and then take the lives of others. Dalhousie urged to let political speech 'flourish' amid Facebook post controversy - Nova Scotia. Canada suggests it could quit NAFTA talks over dispute mechanism | Reuters. Taxpayer advocate-turned-MLA sublets Edmonton condo while claiming public allowance - Edmonton. Canada’s real strength? It’s not diversity - The Globe and Mail.
Liberals aim to crack down on private corporate tax loopholes. PressReader.com - Journaux du Monde Entier. Racism & the Ottawa Police: 4 voices speak out, Chief Bordeleau responds | Ottawa Magazine. Metrolinx provided customer Presto data to police 12 times in past year. The Wild Conservatives? Suggested alternate names for Alberta’s new united conservative party. Demand for youth mental health services is exploding. How universities and business are scrambling to react. Jagmeet Singh and Niki Ashton: A choice of flash versus vision for the NDP.
Which Canadian companies pay the least tax? 'Been hissed at and chased at quite a few times': Can Canadians and Canada geese find peace? - CBC News - Latest Canada, World, Entertainment and Business News. Transgender rights bill threatens 'female-born' women's spaces, activists say. Census 2016: The growing age gap, gender ratios and other key takeaways. Number of highest-earning Canadians paying no income tax is growing.
Gender & feminisim. Environment. Indigenous. Immigration & oppression. $15 and Fairness. Wab Kinew making it official: set to announce run for leadership of beleaguered NDP - Manitoba. It’s time for Scotland to find a new home – in Canada. I'm An MP And I'm Among Those Who Struggle With Depression | Celina Caesar-Chavannes. The Case Against Elizabeth May As The Next NDP Leader - Loonie Politics. Farming issues getting heard on Hill, agricultural lobbying up 50 per cent from last year. Canadians Are Completely Nerding Out On The Long-Form Census - BuzzFeed News. Untitled. Canada Without Poverty charity challenges Harper govt. audits at UN in Geneva. Joshua Ostroff: How do You Like it Now, Boomers? You're to Blame for the Quebec Protests.
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