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Headlines for May 2, 2024

BY BIANCA MCKEOWN | MAY 02 2024

Toronto Sun
Court rejects request for injunction against McGill encampment

Pro-Palestinian activists who have pitched their tents on the McGill University campus scored a legal victory on Wednesday when a Quebec judge rejected a request for an injunction to stop their protest.

Montreal Gazette
McGill Jewish groups plan counter-protest

Several Jewish organizations are planning a counter-protest at McGill University Thursday, demanding the university “enforce its policies and stand against Jew-hatred on campus.”

Toronto Star
Demonstrators calling on U of T to ‘divest’ from Israel setting up tents at King’s College Circle

U of T warned students earlier this week that setting up protests at the university would constitute trespassing and could come with “consequences.”

CTV News
Protestors set up tent encampment on campus, Western University says

As protestors set up tent encampments at universities across Canada and the U.S. in support of Palestine, London, Ont.’s Western University finds itself no exception on Wednesday.

Global News
Protesters set up Gaza encampments at two more B.C. universities

Pro-Palestinian protesters have set up encampments at two more British Columbia universities, as a wave of demonstrations at North American post-secondary institutions continued to spread.

Toronto Star
They got a university spot — now they’re vying for a bed. Why some Ontario schools won’t be able to house students this fall

A Star analysis of campus housing at 22 publicly funded schools uncovered a brewing housing crisis.

CBC News
24 hours a week ‘not enough’ for international students working to get by

Student groups on Prince Edward Island say an increase in the number of hours international students will be able to work this fall is a good start, but not necessarily enough to keep up with the cost of living.

The Globe and Mail
Ontario introduces sped-up apprenticeship path into skilled trades for high school students

The province is creating a new stream within its Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program that will allow students in Grade 11 and 12 to spend 80% of their time in co-op courses.

Waterloo Region Record
‘The landscape saw a notable shift’ — Waterloo Region’s population soared in 2023 with international influx

Waterloo Region’s population at the end of 2023 is estimated at 673,910 people, including university and college students temporarily residing here, according to a staff report going to the region’s planning and public works committee on Tuesday.

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