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Welcome to Winnipeg: The Human Rights Capital of Canada

In All Posts, Education by Christie McLeod

What do a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated lawyer, the Chair of the Indian Residential School Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), an International Criminal Court judge, the head of the World Refugee Council, the youngest lawyer to be named a Member of the Order of Canada, and Canada’s first transgender judge have in common? They’re all promoters of human rights and were either born, raised, or have called Winnipeg—Treaty One territory, the heart of the Métis Nation, and the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, …

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What Does Slashing Net Neutrality Mean to Canadians?

In All Posts, Politics by Reid Kotschorek

The Federal Communications Commission [FCC] recently voted to scrap net neutrality laws and citizens are up in arms. Canada has vowed to strengthen protection of this valuable freedom, but the FCC’s decision may still have devastating effects to many Canadians. What Is Net Neutrality? In order to use the internet, you need to go through an Internet Service Provider [ISP], like Bell or Rogers. Net neutrality is the idea that internet is considered public utilities. That means that all traffic …

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Volunteers Needed for a record worth setting

In All Posts, Health by Christie McLeod

As appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on January 3rd, 2018.  Sharpen your skates, Winnipeggers, world record glory beckons. Registration is open for the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation fundraiser Chain for Change, taking place on the Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks at 1 p.m. on World Cancer Day (Feb. 4). JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Karly Tardiff, director for Chain for Change, at The Forks skating rink Tuesday. Organizers are seeking out some 400 participants to skate a …