Welcome back to our review of this week’s top stories!
This 1.5-minute read provides the takeaways from the pieces you missed on Nouvelle this week.
This week, we will also be updating you on some site developments.
Fewer articles this week because… we launched on Instagram – check it out!!
- Posting informational “insta-graphics”,
- Breaking down our biggest stories and,
- Giving you the facts.
We will be posting more frequently in upcoming weeks though, so do not worry.
- Far-right terrorism represents a growing threat to safety and security in Canada.
- A growing number of attacks are being linked to far-right ideologies,
- Some progress countering far-right terrorism has been made, but this growing threat raises serious questions about how Canada can deal with such a destabilizing and rapidly-evolving phenomenon.
- A Russian Constitutional Amendment restructuring and removing term-limits, among other things, passed with 78% of votes.
- Other things included in the amendment were: banning same-sex marriage, formalizing the Russian language as “the “language of state-forming people”, and cementing territorial integrity in response to global pressure over Crimea.
- The amendment bolsters the power of the elected legislature, however, this body has historically supported President Vladimir Putin.
- A 2019 study by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) found that in 2016 alone, $996 billion dollars was held by Canadian corporations in offshore destinations, including tax havens.
- That’s revenue that could be used to increase funding for healthcare, education, or any number of important social programs.
- Lack of reform on Tax Havens might be explained by the unacceptable number of prominent politicians found abusing them.
- Despite the great social benefit Canada could reap from taxing money hidden offshore, especially during a time when the pandemic has hugely increased our spending, it seems unlikely that things are going to change.
- Journalists, activists, and other public-communicators often fail to connect the individual to the systemic.
- Systemic Issues Defined: Issues that occur due to problems inherent in the overall system, rather than an issue based on a specific or isolated problem.
- The disproportionate rate of deaths of Black Canadians at the hands of Canadian police further argues for the consistent lack of care for Black bodies in Canada.
- Systemic anti-Black racism cannot be blamed on – or explained by – a single event.
Thank you for taking the time to read through this summary. We hope you enjoyed it, learnt from it, and will make checking out the latest pieces from Nouvelle part of your daily routine!
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