Local candidates at odds over future of ‘notorious’ Ottawa jail

OTTAWA — After two years in and out of the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre — a jail that has been called “notorious” and a “hellhole” in media reports — Charlotte Smith broke free from her cycle of couch-surfing and using heroin and cocaine. While she was detained at the jail in Orleans, a small suburb on the outskirts of … Continue reading Local candidates at odds over future of ‘notorious’ Ottawa jail

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Education key to accurate, engaging environment journalism

As the ozone layer continues to thin, so does the developed world’s coverage of environmental issues. There are few reporters around the world dedicated to covering ‘environment’ stories alone. The environment is normally put on the plate of your run-of-the-mill energy, business or science reporter who is already struggling to keep up with the modern … Continue reading Education key to accurate, engaging environment journalism

Publishers, authors push for reform to ‘fair dealing’ rules, with Tory senators among targets, records show

Organizations representing Canada’s up and coming educational authors and publishers are lobbying to change the Copyright Act to better protect the rights of their members to profit from their work. In 2012, the Harper government passed the Copyright Modernization Act, a collection of amendments to the existing copyright legislation. One of the most significant changes … Continue reading Publishers, authors push for reform to ‘fair dealing’ rules, with Tory senators among targets, records show