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<b>CANADA:</b> Abusive conditions in Canada's immigration detention system, human rights groups say

CANADA: Abusive conditions in Canada's immigration detention system, human rights groups say

The secretary general of Amnesty International Canada says the country’s abusive immigration detention system is in stark contrast to the rich diversity and the values of equality and justice that Canada is known for
<b>OPINION:</b> For teenagers, the internet helps during lockdowns but it's no substitute for the outside world

OPINION: For teenagers, the internet helps during lockdowns but it's no substitute for the outside world

The internet has helped teenagers continue learning and connect with others
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Are smartwatches a bigger distraction to drivers than mobile phones?

BEYOND LOCAL: Are smartwatches a bigger distraction to drivers than mobile phones?

Wearable devices, like smartwatches, are becoming ubiquitous
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Some long-wear makeup linked to toxins harmful to health and environment, study says

BEYOND LOCAL: Some long-wear makeup linked to toxins harmful to health and environment, study says

A paper published finds that many common cosmetic products contain signs of a class of chemicals known as polyfluoroalkyl substances — or PFAS — that can contaminate water systems for generations and have been linked to serious health risks
<b>CANADA:</b> Pandemic enabled small- and medium-sized businesses to work remotely, survey says

CANADA: Pandemic enabled small- and medium-sized businesses to work remotely, survey says

A new survey from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) found 74 per cent of small- and medium-sized business owners say they plan to offer employees the ability to work remotely post-pandemic
<b>CANADA:</b> Violent extremists driven by ideology turning to virtual currencies, federal centre says

CANADA: Violent extremists driven by ideology turning to virtual currencies, federal centre says

The centre, known as Fintrac, tries to pinpoint cash linked to terrorism and money laundering by sifting through millions of pieces of information annually from banks, insurance companies, securities dealers, money service businesses, real estate brokers, casinos and others
<b>ONTARIO:</b> What is the notwithstanding clause? An explainer on the rarely used provision

ONTARIO: What is the notwithstanding clause? An explainer on the rarely used provision

A bill invoking the clause passed Monday and means third parties can only spend $600,000 in the 12 months before an election is called
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Self-publishing may be the answer to shakeups in the book world amid COVID-19

BEYOND LOCAL: Self-publishing may be the answer to shakeups in the book world amid COVID-19

Sales increases for self-published titles in the pandemic is likely related to the accessibility of ebooks during bookstore and library closures
<b>OPINION:</b> Why hatred should be considered a contagious disease

OPINION: Why hatred should be considered a contagious disease

Hatred is a public health issue because it often engenders widespread physical, psychological or political violence, global health prof says
<b>COVID-19:</b> Ontario's borders with Quebec, Manitoba will reopen Wednesday

COVID-19: Ontario's borders with Quebec, Manitoba will reopen Wednesday

Travellers were banned from driving into Ontario for non-essential purposes