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<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> The secret ingredient in school lunch programs? Care

BEYOND LOCAL: The secret ingredient in school lunch programs? Care

School food programs can also serve children’s critical social and emotional needs
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Poll suggests Canadians support professor's use of offensive language, in context

BEYOND LOCAL: Poll suggests Canadians support professor's use of offensive language, in context

The survey found 75 per cent of respondents agreed that freedom of expression at universities must be protected to allow for the exchange of ideas, including the use of certain culturally insensitive words if meant to stimulate discussion
<b>CANADA:</b> Conversion therapy ban gets approval in principle, exposes Conservative divisions

CANADA: Conversion therapy ban gets approval in principle, exposes Conservative divisions

The bill, which passed 308-7, would criminalize the act of forcing people to undergo therapy to alter their sexual orientation, gender identity
<b>COVID-19:</b> Death rates higher in neighbourhoods with more visible minorities, StatCan says

COVID-19: Death rates higher in neighbourhoods with more visible minorities, StatCan says

Visible minorities more likely to live and work in places that put them at more risk, study shows
<b>CANADA:</b> Report raises 'serious concerns' about progress on prison isolation units, minister says

CANADA: Report raises 'serious concerns' about progress on prison isolation units, minister says

Units were implemented in response to criticisms of solitary confinement, allowing inmates who require isolation better access to programming and mental-health care
<b>CANADA:</b> Long-term care deaths surged in COVID-19 first wave, Tam hopeful it won't repeat

CANADA: Long-term care deaths surged in COVID-19 first wave, Tam hopeful it won't repeat

Tam says the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated existing inequalities involving groups such as seniors, essential service workers, agriculture sector employees, women and racialized Canadians
<b>COVID-19:</b> Low funding for universities puts students at risk for cycles of poverty, prof says

COVID-19: Low funding for universities puts students at risk for cycles of poverty, prof says

Particularly during an economic crisis, graduating from university should not sentence students to a lifetime of debt.
<b>CANADA:</b> Innovation minister defends 'superclusters' following critical report

CANADA: Innovation minister defends 'superclusters' following critical report

Navdeep Bains says Canada's superclusters, which fuse public and private money to promote innovation, are succeeding in commercializing ideas and creating middle-class jobs
<b>CANADA:</b> Advocates call for migrant care worker protections, document alleged pandemic abuses

CANADA: Advocates call for migrant care worker protections, document alleged pandemic abuses

The Migrant Rights Network said a growing number of the workers who come from abroad to care for children, the sick and the elderly in employers' homes have reported issues like underpayment of wages, longer work hours and even evictions
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Ford says COVID-19 numbers 'moving in right direction'

ONTARIO: Ford says COVID-19 numbers 'moving in right direction'

Ford's comments come days after the province reported its highest single-day increase in new infections since the start of the pandemic