Daily Archives: September 6, 2022

Who is Liz Truss? Britain’s next PM is popular with her party — but what about voters?

As a child, Liz Truss marched in demonstrations against Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. As an adult, she came to admire Britain’s first female leader — and now she is about to enter 10 Downing Street with a Thatcherite zeal to transform the U.K. after winning the race to succeed Boris …

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Search suspended for 9 missing after fatal floatplane crash north of Seattle

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search Monday afternoon for nine people, including a child, who were missing after a floatplane crashed in the waters of Puget Sound north of Seattle. The body of a 10th person was recovered on Sunday after the crash was reported at 3:11 p.m. PT, Coast …

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Toronto Labour Day parade highlights how Gen Z is revitalizing the workers’ movement

Union leaders praised the newest generation of Canadians to enter the workforce on Labour Day Monday, saying the youthful cohort’s priorities — combined with changing standards ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic — are doing much to revitalize the country’s labour movement. Younger employees are entering the workforce in large numbers, …

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Years later, author reconnects with Grade 2 teacher who helped him learn English

As It Happens13:22Years later, author reconnects with Grade 2 teacher who helped him learn English Jamil Jan Kochai knows exactly how much one teacher can change a child’s entire life. Kochai is the author of 99 Nights in Logar, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel, and The Haunting of …

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Victoria marks 100th anniversary of Chinese students’ strike against segregation

Hundreds in Victoria attended events on Monday to commemorate a century since Chinese students staged a walkout and a school boycott against segregation. The commemorative walk, speeches and lunch marked 100 years since the start of a student strike against a school district policy separating Chinese and white students that was …

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Police investigation puts fighter pilot call sign meetings under microscope

A police investigation into comments made at a social gathering of fighter pilots in June has cast a spotlight on a well-known but little-understood military tradition that some worry is another example of entrenched cultural problems in Canada’s Armed Forces: The assignment of call signs. Earlier this week, Royal Canadian …

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Parole records reveal Saskatchewan suspect’s violent history

Long before he became the chief suspect in a mass killing and the subject of a multi-province manhunt, Myles Sanderson had a history of explosive violence, according to Parole Board of Canada documents from February of this year. Over two decades, Sanderson, 30, racked up 59 convictions for assault, assault with …

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As frosh begins, Western beefs up safety after student death, sexual assault reports last year

Western University and its student union overhauled orientation for this fall after a first-year student died near campus during last year’s frosh and at least four women reported sexual assaults.  The student union’s safety programming includes a mandatory gender-based sexual violence course the 8,000 incoming first-years had to take before arriving …

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Increased attendance at CNE shows ‘people are ready to return back to norm’

An increase in the number of people attending the first Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) since 2019 is a clear indication that people are craving a return to normalcy after more than two years dealing with COVID-19, the event’s CEO says. Darrell Brown says attendance was over 1 million by the …

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