Post Tagged with: "Canada"

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Prime minister Trudeau announces $82B COVID-19 emergency response package for Canadians, including changes to student loans

Prime minister Justin Trudeau announced an $82-billion aid package today to help Canadians and their businesses cope with the effects of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic that has been drastically impacting the day-to-day lives of people across the globe.   This package aims to help Canadians pay for rent and groceries, as well as assisting businesses with paying bills. The proposed […]

by Emily Waitson· · National, News ·
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Local and nationwide impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak continue to grow as protective actions are extended across the country

The recent progression of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has impacted both Wilfrid Laurier University, and Canada as a whole, in a way that was unimaginable just one week ago. As of March 17, there are 180 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Ontario alone, making it the province with the highest number of cases in Canada. There is a […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, National, News ·
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#MeToo movement has had a positive influence on the workplace environment

The #MeToo movement has been in the press for a few years and has allowed many victims of sexual assault to come forward and address what has happened to them by saying ‘me too.’ Unfortunately, most cases of sexual harassment will not receive the same amount of attention as cases that involve famous people, like the Harvey Weinstein trial that […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Drake’s identity is going to be different for everyone – but he will always be a biracial, Jewish, Canadian hip-hop artist: An analysis of Drakes identity in HYFR

Drake’s identity is going to be different for everyone – but he will always be a biracial, Jewish, Canadian hip-hop artist: An analysis of Drakes identity in HYFR

Graphics Editor, Jamie Mere, breaks down the identity of infamous Canadian music icon, Drake, and his impact on pop culture   Who really is Drake? While we all know of Drake and have an image of who we think he is, understanding his true identity is very hard to do. Drake has so many attributes and dimensions that it is quite […]

by Jamie Mere· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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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 ·