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News in Review - January 2020 Exposing Hate: Are Hate Crimes on the Rise in Canada? New

A CBC News investigation discovered that there were nearly 1,800 hate crimes reported to Canadian police last year. But that number likely doesn’t tell the whole story. Inaccurate reporting and different classifications make a true calculation nearly impossible. Nonetheless, hate seems to be growing across this country. But no place more so than Hamilton, Ontario, which has the infamous title ...
  • 2020
  • 00:12:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/21/2020

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  • NIR-20-01 - PPT - Exposing Hate: Are Hate Crimes on the Rise in Canada?

  • NIR-20-01 - PDF - Exposing Hate: Are Hate Crimes on the Rise in Canada?

News in Review - January 2020 Wexit: How the West was Lost New

Calls for western separation or so-called "Wexit" are at an all-time high. A third of Albertans now think they would be better off outside of Canada. The unrest is largely due to lack of progress on building pipelines to get Alberta's oil and gas to market. And while Albertans are some of the richest people in Canada, after years of ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/18/2020

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  • NIR-20-01 - PPT - Wexit: How the West was Lost

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News in Review - January 2020 Maestro Fresh Wes: Canadian Hip Hop History New

Wes Williams, better known to many as Maestro Fresh Wes, is often called the Godfather of Canadian hip hop. He sprang on to the music scene in 1989 with the release of his song “Let Your Backbone Slide" from debut album Symphony in Effect. It was the first rap single certified Gold in Canada. In 2019, this groundbreaking anthem became the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:11:36
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/13/2020

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News in Review - January 2020 Veganism: Meatless Goes Mainstream New

Veganism is on the rise. More and more people are opting away from meat towards a plant-based diet. And in Canada it seems British Columbia is leading the way with more vegans per capita than any other province. The popularity of the “Beyond Meat” and “Impossible” burgers has stormed the market in the past few years. And it’s fueled an ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/03/2020

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  • NIR-20-01 - PDF - Veganism: Meatless Goes Mainstream

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