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Supreme Court judge Abella worries about state of justice in world

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Supreme Court judge Abella worries about state of justice in world

OTTAWA—A Supreme Court of Canada judge told an American audience she is “deeply worried about the state of justice in the world.”Justice Rosalie Abella delivered a commencement speech after accepting an honorary degree from Brandeis University in Massachusetts that was part-biography, part call to action.In it, she suggested that the lessons of the Second World…

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Freelands Canadian values speech wont be aimed at Trump

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Freelands Canadian values speech wont be aimed at Trump

OTTAWA—Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the world wants Canada to trumpet tolerance and diversity. That’s her plan for what is being billed as a major foreign policy speech early next month.International figures, such as former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, think that’s a fine idea and about time too, in a world grappling with…

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University student union takes a walk on the controversial side over Lou Reed song

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University student union takes a walk on the controversial side over Lou Reed song

The student union at the University of Guelph has gained international attention — much of it negative — for criticizing the classic rock song “Walk on the Wild Side” as “transphobic.” The university’s Central Student Association apologized via social media for playing Lou Reed’s 1972 hit at a campus event. “It’s come to our attention…

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Texas transgender bathroom bill on fast-track to become law

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Texas transgender bathroom bill on fast-track to become law

AUSTIN, TEXAS—A transgender “bathroom bill” reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools.A broader proposal mandating that virtually all transgender people in the country’s second-largest state use public restrooms according to the…

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Osborne Village going through growing pains, not decline: residents

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Osborne Village going through growing pains, not decline: residents

WINNIPEG — When you walk through Osborne Village, the empty storefronts might lead you to believe the village is on a decline, but residents who have lived in the area for decades say that’s not the case.For months, Osborne Village has been losing stores and restaurants. Former businesses like American Apparel and Desart have been…

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Woman and dog who went missing in Golden Ears Park found safe

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Woman and dog who went missing in Golden Ears Park found safe

A woman who was reported missing in Golden Ears Park on Sunday has been found safe this morning.Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue, along with Coquitlam Search and Rescue, were activated to look for a missing woman and a dog in the park.Jenna Rowsell was last seen with a dog named Frodo early afternoon on Sunday…

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Boston-area school suspends dress code that punished girls for wearing braid extensions

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Boston-area school suspends dress code that punished girls for wearing braid extensions

After stern admonishments from the Massachusetts attorney general’s office, the Boston-area charter school that punished black girls for wearing braided hair extensions decided Sunday to suspend its controversial dress code policies that parents and activists say unfairly target children of colour.The Mystic Valley Regional Charter School first came under fire earlier this month for its…

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Greece seeks debt help from Eurozone, IMF after backing further cuts

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Greece seeks debt help from Eurozone, IMF after backing further cuts

BRUSSELS—Greece is seeking Monday to persuade its creditors in Europe that it has done enough to get another chunk of bailout loans and a firm commitment on alleviating Athens’ hefty debt burden.Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos is meeting his counterparts from the 19-country eurozone at a meeting in Brussels, where Greece will once again be…

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Pride Winnipeg in need of 100 volunteers for upcoming festival

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Pride Winnipeg in need of 100 volunteers for upcoming festival

WINNIPEG — Organizers for Winnipeg’s annual pride festival are in need of volunteers as the event quickly approaches.In the next week, the festival is hoping to recruit 100 volunteers to assist with set up, take down, and keeping the pride parade on track.“Whether it’s folks who can give a couple hours or volunteer an entire…

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Vancouver Aquarium hopes family of girl dragged into water by sea lion comes forward

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Vancouver Aquarium hopes family of girl dragged into water by sea lion comes forward

The Vancouver Aquarium hopes the family of the girl who was pulled into the water in Richmond B.C. by a sea lion Saturday, comes forward.Officials there say it will be important to ensure the health of the little girl.The California sea lion has sharp teeth and experts say she could be prone to infection if…

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