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Headlines for Oct. 30, 2018

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 30 2018

Globe and Mail
Ottawa launches national pay equity legislation and Department for Women and Gender Equality

The federal government is launching national pay equity legislation and a new department for women and gender equality as part of a wide-ranging, 850-page budget bill tabled late on Monday.

London Free Press
King’s University land buy will help Catholic church pay sex abuse debt

A Catholic affiliate of Western University is doubling its campus size, acquiring lands from the area diocese in London in a deal that will help to restore a nearby seminary and pay off debts including from clergy sex-abuse lawsuits.

Toronto Star
Ontario to help fund Collège Boréal expansion into Toronto’s Distillery District

The Ontario government is going ahead with funding for Collège Boréal to expand into Toronto’s Distillery District — a week after cancelling three post-secondary campuses planned for Brampton, Milton and Markham.

‘As permanent as you can get’: Ford addresses funding cut for postsecondary campuses

The funding cuts for three university satellite campuses announced by the province last week are “as permanent as you can get,” according to Premier Doug Ford, who spoke about the projects for the first time since they were cancelled.

Globe and Mail
China’s military scientists target Canadian universities

Canadian academics have collaborated on dozens of projects with Chinese military researchers – some of whom appear to have obscured their defence ties – raising concerns that Canada is inadvertently helping China modernize its armed forces.

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