The RCMP in Nova Scotia have failed to properly protect indigenous people: minister

By Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian PressMon Oct 19 2020, 12:21:07 OTTAWA — The RCMP in Nova Scotia have failed to properly protect Indigenous people embroiled in an ugly dispute over lobster fishing, Canada’s Indigenous services minister said Monday. Marc Miller was one of four federal cabinet ministers who took part in a news conference that […]

Risks assessment: 750 million genetically engineered mosquitos for release in Florida

Oxitec, a U.S.-owned company developing targeted biological insect control solutions, received final approval on August 18 2020 from the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Districts (FKMCD) Board of Commissioners to release its OX5034 Aedes aegypti mosquitos.   The genetically modified mosquitos, set for release in 2021, are the second generation of the company’s GM mosquito species.   Oxitec introduces two new genes into the mosquitos. The first is a male-selecting […]

Complaints form access to Information users more than doubled last year: info czar

By The Canadian PressSep 29 2020, 11:45:36 OTTAWA — A federal watchdog says dissatisfied users of the Access to Information Act lodged over 6,000 new complaints last year — more than double the number in the previous year. In her annual report for 2019-20 tabled today, information commissioner Caroline Maynard urges the government to improve […]

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 […]