Post Tagged with: "Canada"

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Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet for problematic remarks

After a bigoted rant directed at new immigrants during “Coaches Corner” on Saturday night, Don Cherry aligned himself perfectly with the “O.K. Boomer” meme, and has since been fired by Sportsnet. The Hockey Night in Canada host criticized immigrants in the Toronto area who he claimed did not honour Canada’s veterans, angrily stating, “You people … you love our way […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Cannabis sales soon to be available online and over the phone in Ontario

On Wednesday, Nov. 6, it was announced that the province of Ontario would be looking into changing the way private cannabis retailers will be selling their products. “As part of the Bill 138, Plan to Build Ontario Together Act, 2019, our government is proposing changes to allow consumers to reserve and purchase products online or by telephone from an authorized […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Here’s why the “Quebec values test” won’t work

Quebec is the Canadian province that would be most likely to make “I’m not like most girls” their Instagram bio. It’s always been a little different, and has been recognized as such – but in the last few years, the province has taken a sharp turn towards increasingly tight secularist laws. So you can get some background information, here are […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
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Founder of Canada’s first Indigenous-owned cosmetics company shares success at open house

It’s open house season – and to mark it, Laurier ran a multitude of campus-related events this past weekend. On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Indigenous Student Centre welcomed Jenn Harper, CEO and founder of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics Inc. to speak to current and prospective Indigenous students about entrepreneurship. The event, hosted in The Turret, began at 3 p.m. with light […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier’s Brantford campus hosts commissioner for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

On Oct. 4, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus hosted an event in remembrance of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Remembrance consisted of a public speaker component and a traditional Indigenous meal served afterwards at the Indigenous Student Centre. The event was organized by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and was free for anyone who […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, News ·
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Is Canada as accepting as it seems to be?

  Growing up I was always taught that Canada was a loving and accepting place for every person no matter what they looked like or where they came from. Since hearing that, I was always proud to be a Canadian. I wa proud to see that the country I was born into was one of acceptance. Then, as I grew […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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Laurier to present honorary degrees and Order of Wilfrid Laurier

Laurier will be handing out honorary degrees at fall convocation to Ira Gluskin and Judy Da Silva, as well as an Order of Wilfrid Laurier University to the Grand Valley Educational Society who has made an impact from the grassroots level on the Brantford Campus. Gluskin will receive an honorary Doctor of Law degree at the ceremony on Oct. 26 […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Defining Hate Speech across Canada

  The discussion of the discernment between free speech and hate speech is a difficult one, with an especially prominent place on the Wilfrid Laurier campus in recent weeks. There are enormous discrepancies between the types of speech deemed appropriate, and they are all subjectively organized to reflect their own community and their own community’s standards. It is that discernment […]

by Karlis Wilde· · Features ·
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Celebrating Canada’s 150 from an Indigenous perspective

This year, Canada is going full throttle to celebrate its 150th birthday. On July 1, 1867, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia entered into Confederation, which is why Canada’s anniversary is celebrated annually on July 1. To commemorate the milestone, the federal and provincial governments have implemented various signature initiative and grant programs in order to invest in a […]

by Safina Husein· · National, News ·
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Mayors across Canada come together to get a handle on the growing Opioid crisis

On May 25, a task force consisting of mayors from 13 Canadian cities released a set of recommendations to the federal government to better handle the opioid crisis. The task force was organized by the Big City Mayors’ Caucus, a group within the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and was formed in February 2017. Convening on the task force is Kitchener […]

by Jake Watts· · Local, News ·