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Montreal has historically been known as a renter’s paradise with low rents, ample supply, and solid tenant rights. In the first comprehensive analysis of its kind in a North American city, researchers now discovered that financial landlords are taking over the housing market.

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Data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds a majority of Canadians say their federal government should approach the Beijing regime either as a threat to its interests (40%) or, worse, an enemy (22%). Among countries surveyed, only Russian government generates a more hostile response due to its ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Cities and police services across Ontario are following the federal government's lead in banning TikTok from work and government-owned devices.

Prime minister faces accusations of not taking issue seriously amid reports of 11 candidates receiving Chinese money.

While various federal agencies tasked have acknowledged that "foreign interference has been attempted," the government is taking "concrete steps" to strengthen Canada's institutions and ensure those responsible face consequences, National Security and Intelligence Advisor Jody Thomas says.

Could be worth making an extra effort if you're expecting a refund, especially with interest rates higher these days.

Canada further sanctions Iranian regime for gross violations of human rights
The new sanctions list 12 senior officials from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Law Enforcement Forces (LEF) who have participated in gross and systematic human rights violations in Iran, including through the lethal suppression of demonstrations across Kurdish areas of Western Iran.

cross-posted from: > True evil

A spokeswoman for Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez said Canadians will not be intimidated and called it disappointing that Google is borrowing from Meta's playbook. The new Online News Act requires digital giants such as Google and Meta, which owns Facebook, to negotiate deals that would compensate Canadian media companies for republishing their content on their platforms.

Are we selling weapons to Ukraine? Or are they donations?
Donations in the same way I give a dollar to salvation army and don't expect to ever cash in on my dollar

A new report claims that Indigenous management plays a key role in protecting Canada’s waters. "A whole-of-government approach is necessary to provide more certainty for First Nations’ stewardship of their lands and waters,” the report says.

cross-posted from: > A Catholic high school student in Canada was reportedly arrested Monday after being suspended for protesting against transgender people’s use of bathrooms and saying there are only two genders – and now he’s appealing to Ontario’s human rights tribunal. > > Josh Alexander, 16, said the leadership of St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Renfrew, Ontario, told him that his continued attendance would be “detrimental to the physical and mental well-being” of transgender students

cross-posted from: > The political establishment, the mainstream media, and Big Tech have combined efforts to mete out punishments for wrongthink. Systematic deplatforming has become an accepted part of our new media landscape. When banishing political lepers from social media isn’t enough, payment processors, such as PayPal and GoFundMe, have cut off dissenters and activists. > > Anyone paying attention to these developments should be alarmed. Using the banking system to attack the basic essentials of economic life sets a disturbing precedent for the extrajudicial persecution of dissent. It is one thing to make it difficult for supporters of a person or group to receive donated funds. It is quite another to freeze someone out of the financial system entirely, such that the necessities of life become unavailable to those guilty of nothing more than opposing government policies. > > The introduction of central-bank digital currencies, currently being pursued by the United States, Britain, and other governments worldwide, will make such measures even more seamless to implement. It appears that the economic lives of individuals are set to be funneled into ever narrower and ever more surveilled digital alleyways—with no way out.

In 1 year canada took in ~150,000 ukrainian refugees. In ~10 years canada took in ~45,000 syrian ref
Correct me if i'm wrong and i'll update title To quote cbc, 'Why Ukrainian newcomers are not refugees and why that matters'

cross-posted from: > British Columbia was granted permission by the government to try out the plan for three years, when the drugs will still be illegal but those carrying less than 2.5 grams will not be arrested, charged or have the drugs confiscated. > > Instead, residents carrying the drugs will be offered information on health and social services.

Image of Canadian Icefisherman at the Olympics being disqualified for drinking beer, which we all know is a performance enhancing drug for ice fishing.

cross-posted from: > Our neighbors to the north have the honor of being the nation that has harvested the most organs from patients who committed suicide with the help of the government.

police have a right to continue to question/interrogate the suspects even after the suspect has expressed their right to silence If police ask you to identify yourself, long story short, you probably have to otherwise they can hit you with an objstruction of justice. Don't lie to police, also objstruction of justice, but can use right to remain silent

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2.5 hours of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity Muscle strengthening activities using major muscle groups at least twice a week --- What is moderate aerobic activity? Moderate-intensity aerobic activity makes you breathe harder and your heart beat faster. You should be able to talk, but not sing. Examples of moderate activity include walking quickly, skating and bike riding. --- What is vigorous aerobic activity? Vigorous-intensity aerobic activity makes your heart rate increase quite a bit and you won’t be able to say more than a few words without needing to catch your breath. Examples of vigorous activity include running, basketball, soccer and cross-country skiing. --- What are strengthening activities? Muscle-strengthening activities build up your muscles. With bone-strengthening activities, your muscles push and pull against your bones. This helps make your bones stronger. Examples of muscle-strengthening activities include push-ups and sit-ups, lifting weights, climbing stairs and digging in the garden. Examples of bone-strengthening activities include running, walking and yoga. --- Break up long periods of sitting as often as possible

Pierre Poilievre poses with the head of a group that believes there’s ‘too many Arabs’ in Jerusalem

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