Almost all independent Russian journalists have reached a breaking point this year. For the waning group of Russian-based writers at the online newspaper Meduza, it was a new law threatening a 15-year prison sentence for anyone who publishes ‘false information’ about the invasion. Ukraine by Moscow.
For the editors of a newspaper in the city of Pskov, in the north-west of the country, it was a series of raids by masked members of OMON, a special unit of the Russian police, which handcuffed journalists and seized their equipment.
Both media staff fled into exile. Most have moved to Riga, the capital of neighboring Latvia, where they keep in touch with Russian sources and publish their stories for audiences across the border.
“We had to make a decision: go to jail, stop being a journalist or stay in the profession and do what we had to do,” said Denis Kamalyagin, editor of the Pskov newspaper, known as Pskovskaya. Gubernia.
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Quebec teacher pulled from class because of Bill 21 says removing hijab to keep her job would have sent the wrong message to students
For the first time in her chosen country, Fatemeh Anvari was scared in public. In early June last year, at an intersection in London, Ontario, a van ran over a Muslim Canadian family, killing four people and injuring another. The deadly attack left her wondering if she should stop wearing her hijab to avoid being a target. But fear, she decided, was not a good reason.
Six months later, she was called to the office of the elementary school principal in Chelsea, Quebec, where she taught English. A recent court ruling meant that Quebec’s Bill 21, which prohibits officials in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols, would be enforced in English-language schools in the province. Anvari would have to take off her headscarf or lose the job she loved.
The decision was once again clear. Even before being asked, she told her apologetic principal, “I don’t want to take it off.” A law that ordered him not to wear the hijab was as reprehensible as a law that forced women to wear it. And what message would that send to his students?
Poilievre campaign disrupts Tory leadership race, saying it has added more than 300,000 new party members
Pierre Poilievre’s campaign to lead the Federal Conservatives has rocked the race, claiming it has recruited more than 300,000 new members, but rivals insist the battle to succeed former leader Erin O’Toole is far from over.
Jenni Byrne, the MP’s senior adviser for the Ottawa region, said her side recruited 311,958 new members by Friday night’s deadline. In the 2020 leadership race, the four Conservative candidates recruited more than 269,000 people in total, which was a record for the party.
Patrick Brown, the mayor of Brampton, Ont., and the only other candidate in that race to release hard numbers, said his campaign has 150,000 members. The campaign of former Quebec Premier Jean Charest declined to release specific registration figures. On Saturday, the Charest team said it remained “very confident” in its strategy.
Party chairman Robert Batherson said neither he nor other party officials would comment on membership numbers, but the party was on the verge of a milestone in Canadian politics. “The Conservative Party of Canada will set a record for the most paid members of any political party in Canadian history,” Batherson said in a statement.
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ALSO ON OUR RADAR
Hoggard found guilty of sexually assaulting a complainant: Hedley lead singer Jacob Hoggard was convicted of assaulting an Ottawa woman but acquitted of the same charge against a teenage fan. A bail hearing is scheduled for Monday morning, and a sentencing hearing is scheduled for this summer.
Trudeau joins the march marking the anniversary of the deadly attack on a Muslim family: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took part in an emotional march in London, Ontario, joining community members as they called for an end to racism and Islamophobia and marked the one-year anniversary of a deadly attack on a Muslim family.
The Queen makes an appearance on the palace balcony to cap off the Platinum Jubilee celebrations: The 96-year-old monarch made an appearance for the final act of the Platinum Jubilee on Sunday, waving to the crowd from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. It was only the third time the Queen had been seen in public during the four-day holiday, following two days away following what the palace said was discomfort during the opening jubilee festivities.
Inside the corporate dashboard for buying dentist offices, veterinary clinics and pharmacies: Consolidating companies have torn apart in professional health care fields, buying up practices in areas such as veterinary medicine, dental care, optometry and pharmacies and assembling them into chains. The recent acquisitions are part of a flurry of increased activity by private equity firms seeking new areas to generate returns by consolidating fragmented industries and extracting profits.
Listen to The Decibel: A glimpse into the Canadian music industry, through the eyes of rapper Cadence Weapon: In Chamber Rapper: Cadence Weapon on Hip-Hop, Resistance, and Music Industry Survival, the Edmonton-born rapper and former Edmonton Poet Laureate is forging his way through the music industry. He joins Aruna Dutt of The Globe for a conversation about creativity in the pandemic.
Stable Global Equities: Global equities and crude oil firmed on Monday as investors positioned themselves for more direction on interest rates and the economy from a series of central bank meetings that will continue next week . Just after 5:30 a.m. ET, Britain’s FTSE 100 was up 1.36%. The German DAX and the French CAC 40 gained 0.97% and 1.11% respectively. In Asia, the Japanese Nikkei ended up 0.56%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped 2.71%. New York futures were positive. The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.61 cents US.
WHAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT
On guns, Canada once again deals with America’s problems
“As the United States slides further and further into violence and chaos, Canada’s domestic tendency to import our neighbors’ crises becomes increasingly ridiculous. Reacting to America, whether by imitation or resistance, is not a healthy way for Canadians to engage in politics. – Stephane Marche
Russia’s war on global food supply demands a quick response
“Western officials have recently been convinced, based on volumes of intelligence data coming out of Russia, that President Vladimir Putin engineered the blockade. [of the Black Sea] as a deliberate attempt to create chaos and division. … And it works: its effects are felt around the world, but especially in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, where soaring food prices and shortages are causing crises humanitarian and political. – Doug Saunders
Doug Ford’s victory is a setback for Canadian climate policy. It is also an opportunity
“This spring’s campaign gave little indication that his second term will be any different. Unlike his opponents, he offered no promises of spending or regulations to reduce emissions from transportation or buildings, and he spoke only vaguely about wanting a cleaner power grid. … But conservationists should recognize an opportunity and an imperative in Mr Ford’s victory – and it’s not just about campaigning harder against him next time around. It’s about persuading Mr. Ford of the merits of emissions reduction policies, but on his terms: as economic, not moral, imperatives. – Adam Radwanski
EDITORIAL MAPPING OF THE DAY
Summer to-do list: movies, music, recipes, drinks, festivals and board games that will make this season unforgettable
After two years of recurring restrictions, this summer looks promising. Music festivals are back, theaters have reopened, and many of us have become more comfortable inviting friends and family to join us at home or at the cottage.
But after two years of limited summer fun, you might be feeling a little rusty when it comes to making the most of Canada’s warmer months. That’s why the Globe has put together a to-do list of music, movies, picnic recipes, board games (for rainy days), cabin gear and road trips. that will make summer 2022 a memorable one.
MOMENT IN TIME: Chief Walking Buffalo, 1959
For more than 100 years, photographers and photo editors working for The Globe and Mail have curated an extraordinary collection of topical photography. Every Monday, The Globe presents one of these images. This month, we’re noting Indigenous history.
Wearing his striking buffalo horn headdress, Tatanga Mani (his Sioux name, also known as George McLean) often led the Banff Indian Day parades as Chief Walking Buffalo. The tourist attraction featured hundreds of Sioux from the Stoney Nakoda Nation. Like the Calgary Stampede which he also attended, the Banff event was an opportunity for tourists to ooh and aah at what the media called “real Indians” and have their pictures taken. Chief Walking Buffalo, in particular, was admired for his “well-spoken English and courteous manners”. As a young boy, the residential school survivor witnessed the signing of Treaty 7, later became a United Church leader and leader, and traveled to more than a dozen countries sharing his teachings and his journey in a colonized world. He carefully crafted a balance between traditional and religious practices, telling his grandchildren that they too will have to adopt the best of the old ways and the best of the new ones. Willow Fiddler
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