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Let's break the original claim down into several constituent components. Islamic prayers have now been introduced into Toronto and other public schools in Ontario. Toronto Sun, CBC News, and others have reported that some Ontario schools provide prayer space for devout Muslim children. The original claim is therefore true, although misleading. Muslim ...


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No, Peterson is wrong on all points Quick background: Jordan Peterson is employed at the University of Toronto, in Ontario. This is important because that determines which laws he operates under in his employment at the university. On to the claim... The claim by Peterson is two-fold. First it mentions Canada, and then "English Common Law", a kind of a ...


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Yes, yes, and maybe. The island in question is Hans Island and is disputed territory between Canada and Denmark due to some historical quirks, According to World Atlas, Hans Island is located in the middle of the 22-mile wide Nares Strait, which separates Greenland, an autonomous territory of Denmark, from Canada. Due to international law, all ...


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Summary The figures are correct. However, the definition of "protected" in the claim is very specific. The Harper Government decided to remove protection of navigation for all bodies of water in Canada. These bodies were formerly protected by the 1882 Navigable Water Protection Act. The original Navigable Waters Protection Act protected the lakes from any ...


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Yes (and no) Jordan Peterson's main premise is that he should not be forced to use pronouns he sees as ideological - see his interview on The Joe Rogan Experience. In this interview on LBC, he explains that since Bill C-16 would be interpreted in line with the Ontario Human Rights Code (see below) and that clearly states use of "contentious" pronouns he ...


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NO, Egale is not calling for such changes to the law. The LifeSiteNews article links to the Egale final report. After some discussion, the recommendations appear on page 43. TOWARD CONSENSUAL PARITY Repeal the ban on anal intercourse and institute a uniform age of consent. Add new provisions to S.490.012 that provide: Judges must ...


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Are these Canadian children? Yes. Was it part of welcoming Syrian refugees? Sort of. According to Buzzfeed the performance took place at the École secondaire publique De La Salle in Ottawa as part of a holiday show earlier this month. Canada is accepting 25,000 Syrian refugees, about 2,000 of whom will be settled in the Ottawa region. This year’s ...


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Does it work or not? So far Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corpy have not made public any clear evidence that "Quantum Stealth" material bends light or even exists. The product appears to be no more than a marketing concept. Unrelated researchers have been working on "invisibility cloaks" 1 2, but these seem to be far from practical. We can speculate that ...


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The letter of the law is available online, e.g. here: An Act to enact the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017, to amend and repeal the Child and Family Services Act and to make related amendments to other Acts The on.ca domain implies that's an official Ontario government web site. In it you find statements like, The paramount purpose of this ...


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According to the Canadian Medical Association's statistics (which counts all doctors in Canada, not just CMA members), as of January 2015, there are more male doctors than there are female doctors. Out of the 78,657 doctors in Canada, 30,814 are female, 47,766 are male, and 77 are unknown. Looking at only doctors under 35, women significantly outnumber ...


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This question is ultimately a matter of opinion - here are the opinions of a number of relevant experts: Scott Aaronson, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, On the one hand, the widespread praise for this reply surely says more about how low the usual standards for politicians are, and about Trudeau’s fine comic ...


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Yes. For the purpose of this claim, Peterson is right on "compelled speech". But also no, for the purpose of this claim, Peterson is not right for "new" or "first time". Note that the claim as currently framed does not include actual punishment, whether it would be the direct result, an unintended consequence or aggravating factor in connection with other ...


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The 1988 book The Social Dynamics of Peace and Conflict: Culture in International Security Georges Erasmus, former President of the Dene Nation, pointed out, "We're aware that the uranium for the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 came from Denendeh" citing to Akwesasne Notes 16(6):4 which was published in 1984. See also the ...


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The claim on patheos.com has quite a bit of hyperbole. The Province of Alberta's 2012 Education Act can be found here. The relevant portion (Section 16) states Diversity and respect 16 (1) All courses or programs of study and instructional materials used in a school must reflect the diverse nature and heritage of society in Alberta,...


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This is not specific to Canada, but according to Women Who Suffered Emotionally from Abortion: A Qualitative Synthesis of Their Experiences Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume 22 Number 4 Winter 2017: 58.3% of the women reported aborting to make others happy 73.8% disagreed that their decision to abort was entirely free from even ...


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First, the limit for foodstuffs of Cs-134 and Cs-137 is 1,000 Becquerels per kilogram according to the linked page. The student (or the reporter) says that the IEAE limits are "1,450 counts in 10 minutes" (that seems a strange unit to me), which works out at 0.4027777 counts per second, or 0.4 becquerels. Thus, for her to claim that as the limit, she must ...


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The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms does apply to government hiring practices (as it applies to everyone). What you discovered is not a violation of the Charter as long as this activity of hiring has as its objective "amelioration" [as outlined in the Charter].   Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms   http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/...


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This article from 2005 quantifies several dozen reasons why women choose abortion. I selected the following, which seem to fit the claim: From Table 2. Percentage of women reporting that specified reasons contributed to their decision to have an abortion. Figures for 2004; N = 1,160 (selected) Can't leave job to take care of a baby ...


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Maybe they meant Quebec? According to a CBC article published in 2015: Residents in Quebec's Gaspé region are cutting Canadian bills in half to create a new local currency they call the "demi." No one really knows who started the practice, but $5, $10 and $20 bills, sliced down the middle, have been showing up since the spring. Residents and ...


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The Bank of Canada Contaminated and Mutilated Bank Notes webpage makes no specific mention of valuation based on degree of mutilation. Furthermore, there is a document titled Policy on the Reimbursement of Contaminated or Mutilated Canadian Bank Notes which also does not provide any breakdown of how it judges mutilation or value of mutilated bank notes. It ...


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There is a recent review article covering this topic: Do managed bees have negative effects on wild bees?: A systematic review of the literature 8 December 2017, PLOSone: Fifty-three percent of studies reported a negative effect of managed bees on wild bees via competition for shared resources while 28% reported no effect and 19% reported mixed effects (...


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The only source on the web that I've found which says so is https://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090418160700AA5Zhfb from 2009 which says, A genuine note that has become worn or sustained minor damage in circulation can be exchanged for full face value. These notes are classified as unfit notes and may have small pieces missing or small holes ...


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The survey was never published. According to The future of religious literacy and teacher education in the Ontario classroom: A 51-page survey on this topic was released by the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) and Mass Minority, an advocacy group; however, after a newspaper article published by Nicholas Keung raised this ...


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His planned speech was banned in Malaysia, but he isn't currently banned. According to Zakir Naik back in Malaysia 24 October 2016 : Islamic scholar Dr Zakir Naik (pic) is back in Malaysia, having attended the annual conference of Al-Khadem in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. The preacher also met Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at ...


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To update this with January 2018 data -- still untrue: ALL PHYSICIANS Female: 35,372 42.0% Male: 48,860 58.0% Unknown: 28 0.0%


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