December 4, 2020

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Exploitation of migrant workers has increased during pandemic, report says

An advocacy group is calling for full and permanent immigration status for all migrants as it releases a report detailing the alleged abuses suffered by hundreds of racialized migrant domestic workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Migrant Rights Network says the pandemic has worsened conditions for care workers, who have had to deal with increasing labour […]

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Ginella Massa to join CBC News Network as primetime host

Journalist Ginella Massa will join CBC News Network as the host of a new primetime show, the Crown corporation announced Wednesday as part of programming changes over the next few months. “She’s just got a spark and curiosity to her that is refreshing at a time when there’s so much to be interested in, and […]

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NXIVM leader Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison

Disgraced self-improvement guru Keith Raniere, whose NXIVM followers included millionaires and Hollywood actors, was sentenced to 120 years in prison on Tuesday for turning some adherents into sex slaves branded with his initials. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis called Raniere “ruthless and unyielding” in crimes that were “particularly egregious” because he targeted young girls and […]

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Muslim-majority countries protest, condemn France over Muhammad cartoons

Around 10,000 people rallied in Bangladesh’s capital city, Dhaka, on Tuesday to protest France’s president and his staunch support of secular laws that deem caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad as protected under freedom of speech. It was the largest protest against the cartoons in recent days. Protesters from the conservative Islami Andolon Bangladesh group — which supports the introduction […]

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McMaster University athletics has clear culture of systemic anti-Black racism: report

A report reviewing Black students’ experiences in McMaster University’s athletics department has found “a culture of systemic anti-Black racism has existed and continues to exist.” The newly-released report said the review “revealed extremely concerning experiences” from student-athletes at the Hamilton university. “This culture has been harmful and traumatizing to current and former Black student-athletes, many of whom continue […]

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