International students call for COVID-19 immigration changes in Toronto

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian PressSat Sep 12 2020 15:58 TORONTO — Current and former international students called for changes to Canada’s immigration rules on Saturday as they face a job market still recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dozens of demonstrators gathered at Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office in Toronto in […]

Scientists outraged by Peter Daszak leading enquiry into possible COVID lab leak

Lead investigator is considered one of the most conflicted and unreliable voices on the issue. Jonathan Matthews reports Expressions of outrage and incredulity have greeted the announcement that Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance, has been chosen to lead a Task Force that will examine the possibility that Covid-19 could have emerged from a lab, as part of […]

Gates Foundation doubles down on misinformation campaign at Cornell as African leaders call for agroecology

Posted on September 30, 2020 by Stacy Malkan The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded another $10 million last week to the controversial Cornell Alliance for Science, a communications campaign housed at Cornell that trains fellows in Africa and elsewhere to promote and defend genetically engineered foods, crops and agrichemicals. The new grant brings BMGF grants to the group to $22 million. […]

Trump joins Telegram

Popular social media platforms such as Twitter, Youtube and Facebook, continue to increase their level of censoring content that is shared on their services for ‘violating community guidelines’. As a result alternative platforms such as Telegram and Bitchute, with their mandate to uphold freedom of expression, are winning users. One notable example is Donald Trump […]

Guaranteed basic income tops policy priorities for Liberal caucus

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press Sep 12 2020, 04:00:04 OTTAWA — A guaranteed basic income for all Canadians has emerged as the top policy choice of Liberal MPs, just as the Trudeau government is crafting its plan to help people weather the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild the ravaged economy. The Liberal caucus is […]

Mayors push Liberals on plan to create affordable housing before winter hits

By Jordan Press, The Canadian PressSep 12 2020 06:00:04 OTTAWA — Federal officials are ironing out the details of a program to help cities buy properties left vacant due to the pandemic so they can quickly create affordable housing. The government has considered the property acquisition program for months as it looks to keep people […]