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Headlines for Nov. 22, 2019


Doug Ford’s measure allowing Ontario students to opt out of fees for ‘non-essential services’ struck down

Ontario’s Divisional Court has unanimously ruled to quash a measure by the government of Ontario Premier Doug Ford allowing post-secondary students to opt out of paying for services deemed “non-essential.”

Hundreds of public sector workers protest post-secondary layoffs

Shortly after the contentious Bill 22 passed final reading on Thursday, hundreds of public sector workers gathered at the University of Calgary to protest job cuts, pension changes and what supporters called “vicious cuts” to post-secondary education.

Fears over backlash against international students as 3 people face deportation

Advocates are calling for better support for international students as concerns grow about mob violence in Surrey, B.C., after videos of violent brawls surfaced online recently.

Times Colonist
UVic exchange students return to Canada from Hong Kong due to civil unrest

Eight University of Victoria students on exchange programs in Hong Kong have returned to Canada, the university says.

Ottawa Citizen
York University launches review after event with ex-Israeli soldiers met with massive protest

York University has launched a review of how it handles free expression on campus over the Middle East conflict, after a Jewish student group’s event featuring former Israeli soldiers was disrupted by a massive protest Wednesday night.

Globe and Mail
Ontario Premier Doug Ford criticizes York University for allowing protest targeting IDF speakers

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has expressed disappointment with York University for allowing a protest that targeted guest speakers from the Israeli Defense Forces.

More black profs needed at U of O, students say

Some of the dozens of students at a town hall on racism on the University of Ottawa’s campus said there aren’t enough black professors there to make black students feel welcome.

The Record
Ontario leads the world in some medical research, but we have to keep funding it

On the heels of the federal election, it’s time to return to the discussion of science funding in our province.

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