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Headlines for Feb. 20, 2019

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 20 2019

Ford says student protesters who interrupted legislature have ‘filthy’ mouths

Doug Ford admonished protesting students for their “filthy” mouths after a group decrying cuts to postsecondary grants disrupted a session at Ontario’s legislature and shouted obscenities at the premier.

Vancouver Sun
B.C. Budget 2019: Interest on provincial portion of student loans eliminated

“Students with loans will immediately have money put back in their pockets,” says Aran Armutlu, chairperson of the B.C. Federation of Students.

Hill Times
Opinion: Without new funding, key part of Canada’s stem cell research ecosystem to close

Despite its immense value and future promise, the Stem Cell Network will soon cease to exist, write Cindi Morshead and Sowmya Viswanathan.

China denies role in disrupting McMaster speech but praises ‘patriotic’ actions

Chinese officials in Canada are denying any role in disrupting a speech by an activist critical of that government’s treatment of Uighurs, while applauding the “patriotic” actions of those who took part in the incident.

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