Recent budget crunching measures at CBC-Radio Canada (due to a $115 million  CBC over three years) are being run past the CRTC for public consultation in order to ensure the public broadcaster is still fulfilling it's obligations to the...
The CRTC recently announced that a new indie-rock station, INDIE 88.1, run by Barrie’s Rock 95, was granted the license to broadcast on the 88.1 frequency in Toronto. The new station pledged to play 40% Canadian popular music (5%...
In light of the mainstream media focusing on a current scandal linking Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Chief of Staff to lobbyists from the Barrick Gold corporation, Canadians for Mining Awareness Peterborough wants to remind readers that this is not...
You’ve probably heard that Québec recently had a provincial election. You might have also heard that the province elected the Parti Québécois, a party that supports Québec sovereignty. You’ve almost certainly heard that during party leader Pauline Marois’ victory...
1. At least 75% of the world’s mining companies are traded on Canadian stock exchanges and have their headquarters in Canada. This means that 75% of companies worldwide fly the Canadian flag, so to speak, while they operate globally. 2....
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman and former CEO of the Nestle Group, received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta for “contributions to water management”.A group of approximately 100 students were forcibly removed from the March 1 honorary...
Environmental impact assessments are the government’s responsibility to First Nations and to communities. There are currently $350-$500 billion worth of industrial projects on First Nations land that need consultation and environmental reviews, yet Prime Minister Stephen Harper, along with...
Palestine was granted membership at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference in a 107-14 vote at the end of October.  This is the first time that Palestine has been granted membership of any United...
In 1979, John Moore was convicted of second degree murder for a crime he says he did not commit, and he has been fighting to clear his name ever since. “Racism is the number one issue in my case,”...
The open access movement got a big boost last month as academic heavyweight Princeton University decided to keep the copyright for its researchers’ work in the public domain. Subscriptions to journals, where most academic research gets published, can cost as...