Canada condemns Iran after kidnapping plot alleged in U.S. indictment

The Canadian government said it “firmly condemns Iran for its pattern of intimidation and foreign interference” after U.S. authorities charged four men in an alleged Iranian plot to lure five individuals — including three who reside in Canada — to Iran.

Experts urge task force on antisemitism to penalize uncooperative social media platforms

An international task force is calling on governments to adopt a clear definition of antisemitism and push social media giants to be more transparent on how they remove hateful content — but stops short of saying those companies should be fined for doing a poor job of policing of their platforms.

Judge nullifies horse trainer Bob Baffert’s NY suspension

A New York federal judge on Wednesday nullified the suspension of horse trainer Bob Baffert, finding that the New York Racing Association acted unconstitutionally by failing to let him adequately respond to claims made against him after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test.

Over 10,000 Amazon rainforest species risk extinction, landmark report warns

More than 10,000 species of plants and animals are at high risk of extinction due to the destruction of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest — 35 per cent of which has already been deforested or degraded, according to the draft of a landmark scientific report published Wednesday.

$44.57 million to bring high-speed Internet access to 4,250 households in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region by September 2022

Thanks to a total investment of $44.57 million, made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, 4,250 households in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region will have access to Vidéotron high-speed Internet services by September 2022.

Government of Canada to announce investments in the next generation of world-class scientists

On behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Ali Ehsassi, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will announce the recipients of this year’s Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Muslim community ‘gravely concerned’ for Hamilton imam’s family as police investigate hate crime

WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing. Members of Hamilton’s Downtown Mosque are “gravely concerned” for the family of Imam Kamal Gurgi, as police investigate what they’re calling a hate crime against a Muslim mother and her adult daughter, and a man faces charges.

Alternating closure of sidewalks and deviation of lanes and cyclist paths on the Bronson-Channel Bridge of Chaudière Crossing

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists, pedestrians and cyclists of a planned alternating sidewalk closure as well as a deviation of vehicular lanes (Gatineau and Ottawa bound lanes) and cyclist paths on the Bronson Channel Bridge of Chaudière Crossing

Manitoba’s Indigenous relations minister resigns from cabinet after premier’s comments on colonial history

Eileen Clarke has resigned as Manitoba’s minister of Indigenous and northern relations after Premier Brian Pallister made comments last week that suggested the colonization of Canada was done with good intentions.

IRCC’s first Settlement Outcomes Highlights Report provides insight on the path to success for newcomers in Canada

A new report, the first of its kind, finds that new Canadians give high marks to the settlement services offered to them, and see these services as crucial in setting newcomers up for success in Canada. From improving their English or French, to assisting in finding work, to helping them connect with their communities, immigrants… Continue reading IRCC’s first Settlement Outcomes Highlights Report provides insight on the path to success for newcomers in Canada