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Headlines for October 25, 2023


National Observer
Canadian university students demand fossil-fuelled RBC off campus

On Tuesday, University of Toronto students and the student group Climate Justice painted a mural in front of the school’s library demanding the on-campus RBC be closed due to their use of fossil-fuels. In a similar protest at the University of British Columbia, the environmental group Change Course set up a booth urging students to switch banks.

CTV News
AI pioneer Yoshua Bengio wishes Canada’s AI legislation was further along by now

Artificial intelligence expert Yoshua Bengio expressed his disappointment that Bill C-27 has yet to move past the committee review stage. He, along with 20 other AI experts, urge companies to allocate one-third of their AI budget to the development of safe and ethical practices.

CTV News
Freeland says feds will strike ‘challenging’ balance in fall budget update

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says the federal government’s fall economic statement will focus on housing and affordability, while still being fiscally responsible.

The Montreal Gazette
Quebec tuition plan more evidence of Legault’s fear of anglos: Fraser

Graham Fraser, a former federal official languages commissioner, says Quebec’s English language universities are the latest victim of the Premier’s obsession and fear of the province’s anglophones.

The Montreal Gazette
McGill, Concordia, UQAM students to protest against tuition hike

Students at English universities in Montreal aren’t planning to sit idly by as Quebec moves to nearly double tuition fees for out-of-province students.

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