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Headlines for May 10, 2024


CTV News
Immigration ministers to meet in Montreal over cuts to temporary visas

Federal and provincial ministers are meeting in Montreal Friday to discuss how to reduce the number of temporary residents in Canada.

The Globe and Mail
Jewish students testify that they feel unsafe on Canadian university campuses, with some hiring private security

Students gave examples of a litany of antisemitic abuse and harassment experienced at Canadian universities.

The Toronto Star
‘End the encampments’: Doug Ford’s post-secondary education minister calls on universities to clear out pro-Palestinian demonstrators

Ontario’s post-secondary education minister is concerned about encampments at universities and doesn’t want upcoming graduations to be hindered by the ongoing protests.

The Montreal Gazette
Convocation ceremonies will go on despite protest encampment, McGill says

The university won’t say if the ceremonies will take place on the grounds a pro-Palestinian protest camp is occupying.

CBC News
Student protesters at University of Alberta start pro-Palestinian encampment

“Academic freedom and freedom of expression are the foundations of the university. The U of A’s Statement on Freedom of Expression reinforces our commitment to free expression in all forms of communication, including non-violent protest and dissent,” Flanagan said. “Even in cases where some may find the expression offensive or disturbing, we recognize the right to criticize and question.” However, he adds that “the university will act where necessary to protect people and property and uphold the university’s policies.”

CTV News
Police move in after encampment erected at University of Calgary for pro-Palestinian protest

“We are engaging with the individuals involved; however, temporary structures and overnight protests are not permitted,” read a statement. “Members of the campus community are free to protest but they are not free to camp.” Calgary police also served a trespass notice to protesters.

CTV News
Students launch UWindsor ‘Liberation Zone’

The Liberation Zone was set up at 12 p.m. on Thursday in front of Dillion Hall. It comes after encampments at other universities such as McGill, McMaster, Toronto Metropolitan University, University of British Columbia and University of Toronto among others.

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