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Hockey Canada scandal is not an isolated event. Forceful government action is past due

This column is an opinion by Alison Clement and Sandrine Desforges, Master of Public Policy candidates at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. For more information about CBC’s Opinion section, please see the FAQ. Safe and inclusive sports should always be the primary goal ahead of winning medals, gaining sponsorships or …

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Migrants across Canada call on Ottawa for action on regularization, permanent status

Thousands of migrants and their supporters held rallies across Canadian cities on Sunday to call on Ottawa to extend permanent status to undocumented people. There were also calls to swiftly implement an inclusive regularization program for undocumented migrants — a longstanding demand that advocates say appears closer than ever to …

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Muslim community in B.C. calls for concrete action to address Islamophobia

WARNING: This story includes details of hate crimes, racism and Islamophobia, and may affect those who have experienced it or know someone who has. At a public hearing in Vancouver this week, members of B.C.’s Muslim community called for more concrete action to address Islamophobia in the province and across the country. On …

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Canada invests $100M in ‘historic’ action plan for 2SLGBT communities

The federal government unveiled what it described as a historic first on Sunday as it announced a five-year, $100-million plan to support 2SLGBT communities across the country. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled the strategy, dubbed “Canada’s first Federal 2SLGBTQI+ Action Plan,” at a news conference on Sunday ahead of the Pride …

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David Eby promises swift and decisive action on homelessness as B.C. premier

David Eby, the person most likely to succeed John Horgan as B.C.’s premier, says that under his leadership the province would do what is needed to tackle the ongoing homelessness crisis that cities like Vancouver are facing. Eby said in places like Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside there has been a lack of co-ordination …

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Ontario homebuyers stunned by extra $175K charge from developer, call for government action

Some buyers who years ago purchased builds in a housing development in Stayner, Ont., are fuming and calling for government intervention after they were told they would need to fork over $175,000 above what was agreed upon in contracts with the developer before their homes will finally be built. CBC …

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Defence lawyers vote for job action over Legal Aid Alberta funding

Hundreds of defence lawyers from across Alberta are set to take job action in August and September after an unsatisfactory response from the province around legal aid funding. A Thursday press release from the Criminal Defence Lawyers’ Association of Calgary, the Criminal Trial Lawyers’ Association of Edmonton, and the Southern …

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Without action, sorry is a meaningless word

This column is an opinion by David A. Robertson, a writer and freelance journalist based in Winnipeg, and a member of Norway House Cree Nation. For more information about CBC’s Opinion section, please see the FAQ. WARNING: This story contains distressing details. My father was born and raised in Norway House Cree Nation in …

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Chatham, Ont., hospital takes action to improve mental health care after death of patient

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide.   Three months after Robert Martin died by suicide in his family home in April 2022, the Chatham, Ont., hospital where he had been treated is now taking steps to improve its mental health care services.  While it doesn’t erase the horrible pain of losing …

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