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Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Crisis plan could have minimized Dalhousie fallout

A crisis response protocol could have minimized fallout for Dalhousie University over last December’s Facebook scandal involving misogynistic and sexually violent comments posted by 13 fourth-year male dentistry students, according to Ottawa corporate litigator Todd Burke. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Feds soften Integrity Framework, but some criticisms remain

The federal government has softened, but not eliminated, some of the perceived rough edges around its controversial Integrity Framework for procurement, though some observers feel the changes still don’t go far enough and at least one alteration has raised alarm bells. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Greater legal protections for LGBT community needed, advocate says

Many Canadians applauded last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, a right enshrined here since the Civil Marriage Act came into force a decade ago. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

No clear winner under alternative voting system proposals

Recent pledges to scrap the first-past-the-post voting system by federal leaders Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair probably won’t face any constitutional challenges, but they may require more political capital than either is willing to ultimately risk. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Greece still teeters on the brink

Greece’s survival in the eurozone is at stake as the bankrupt and heavily indebted country is expected to present a detailed financial package today (Thursday) that it hopes will be palatable to creditors. Greece reportedly wants a new three-year aid program from the eurozone’s bailout fund. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Trudeau vows action, but unclear on ‘carbon pricing’ details

Federal Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau has pledged to introduce a carbon pricing regime across Canada should he become prime minister after the October federal election. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Calls for CBSA oversight renewed following detainee death

The recent death of a Somali refugee in immigration custody is just the latest case highlighting the urgent need for external oversight of the Canada Border Services Agency, according to Alex Neve, secretary general of Amnesty International Canada and a former immigration and refugee lawyer. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Forum helps focus goals as TPP looms

With Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks heating up, the prospects of unprecedented close ties between Canada and Australia formed the backdrop of the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum in Vancouver, with some 150 business and legal leaders in both countries participating. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Gadhia worried about rising prison tensions

It’s impossible to make a good first impression if you haven’t shaved for four days, showered in three or brushed your teeth in two. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Katz says debt act changes ‘long overdue’

Perhaps it is hardly surprising that with record levels of personal debt in Canada, many consumers are having difficulty paying that down. Combine that with a perceived low level of financial literacy, and many consumers have been left vulnerable to the practices of unscrupulous collection agencies. ... [read more]