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McVety’s Canada Christian College Served As Voting Premise For PC Party Leadership Race

McVety’s Canada Christian College Served As Voting Premise For PC Party Leadership Race

The Canada Christian College, the evangelical bible school granted new powers in Bill 213, was used by Doug Ford’s 2018 Progressive Conservative Party leadership campaign as a voting hub.

The Ford government’s latest omnibus bill included a section that would grant the school, headed by arch-social conservative Charles McVety, the power to grant arts and science degrees. Defending the move, Ford initially claimed the CCC  “went through the process” — until the board that grants schools the power to administer degrees said otherwise.

‘We’re living in a powerful moment’: Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach reflects on his first year in office

‘We’re living in a powerful moment’: Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach reflects on his first year in office

During Taylor Bachrach’s 2018 mayoral campaign in Smithers, B.C., vandals drew a lurid image on the picture of his face on one of his signs. Instead of replacing the sign, Bachrach and his team printed a large sticker in the shape of a Band-Aid and used it to cover the profanity.

Bachrach’s approach to politics is similarly pragmatic. After three consecutive terms as mayor of Smithers, he decided to run for the NDP in the federal election when longtime NDP MP Nathan Cullen announced he was stepping down. 

Striking Dominion workers threatened with arrest during picket

Striking Dominion workers threatened with arrest during picket

On Tuesday night, striking Dominion workers and union representatives were threatened with arrest during what they describe as a peaceful picket outside of Weston's Bakery in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland.

A secondary picket line had been set up outside of Weston's Bakery since early Monday morning. Previously, workers had a secondary picket happening outside of Loblaw Companies' distribution centre, but Loblaw was granted an injunction that prohibited striking workers from picketing at that location. So, workers and union representatives moved the picket to Weston's Bakery -- also owned by Loblaw Companies.

Cambridge Analytica Offered Kellie Leitch a Plan to Use Data About Canadians Who Visit Far-Right News Sites

Cambridge Analytica Offered Kellie Leitch a Plan to Use Data About Canadians Who Visit Far-Right News Sites

A firm accused of using big data and “black ops” tactics to manipulate elections around the world quietly pitched a plan to Kellie Leitch’s Conservative leadership campaign about using its data to identify potential supporters.

Cambridge Analytica, a now-defunct British data analytics firm best known for its work with Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, drafted a proposal to help Leitch find people who would be “receptive” to her ideas.

Canadian Senator Lynn Beyak Illegally Donated to Trump Reelection Using a Fake U.S. Address

Canadian Senator Lynn Beyak Illegally Donated to Trump Reelection Using a Fake U.S. Address

A controversial Canadian senator donated to Donald Trump’s reelection effort, violating U.S. campaign finance law in the process, amid an election where accusations of foreign influence and cash are flying back and forth.

In early May, Senator Lynn Beyak made a $300 contribution to the Republican National Committee, per a publicly available Federal Electoral Commission filing. Beyak listed her profession as “retired” and her mailing address as a post office box on Davis Point Road in Dryden, New York.

 

Advocates call for legislation to rectify misclassification of gig workers

Advocates call for legislation to rectify misclassification of gig workers

Foodsters organizer Ivan Ostos doesn't think he's asking for anything too radical.

What he is asking for is government legislation to make it easier for app-based gig workers to win worker protections: the right to minimum wage, workers' compensation, vacation pay, the right to unionize and other benefits that come when a worker is classified as an "employee."

"In a rich post industrial country like Canada, we're acting like this is the future, like you go on your app and you do your work on your phone. In reality we went backwards [in terms of labour law]," he said.

As Aaron Young Knows Too Well, ‘Racism Is Alive and Well’ in Northern Hospitals

As Aaron Young Knows Too Well, ‘Racism Is Alive and Well’ in Northern Hospitals

Fourteen years after his head-on crash, Aaron Young still can’t figure out why he thanked the nurses who rubbed broken glass into his wounds with a rag.

His sister looked on crying as two staff at University Hospital of Northern British Columbia said they were removing the shards of windshield that had embedded themselves into Young’s face and neck and suggested that he had been driving drunk. The cloth and broken glass shredded his already bleeding skin.