Cattle Australia chair David Foote’s ‘patronising’ comments disappoint industry members

Comments regarding the role of women in the cattle industry have prompted calls for a renewed focus on gender diversity in Australia’s corporate agriculture sector. Key points: Cattle Australia’s chairman has been criticised for his comments on the role of women in the industry Cattle Australia’s board of directors is made up of six men and one woman Women … Read more

Teaching kids about the Holocaust earlier can help combat antisemitism, educators say

Grade six teacher Cindy Kozierok shows students at Rockford Public School images from events preceding the Holocaust, during a social studies class on Jan 23.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail Cindy Kozierok saw the message pop up on her screen in the middle of a lesson about the Holocaust. Ms. Kozierok, who is Jewish, was leading … Read more

Can an elite arts event such as Vancouver’s PuSh Festival really build back more inclusively? Like many of its avant-garde shows, it’s an experiment in progress

PuSh Festival’s collaborative leadership team, left to right, Gabrielle Martin, Keltie Forsyth, Tom Arthur Davis and Margo Kane, attend the festival’s opening-night after party in Vancouver, on Jan. 19.Rafal Gerszak/The Globe and Mail Building back better is proving easier said than done for the many arts organizations that made that pledge at the panicked height … Read more

Toronto condo owners slapped with big special fees

234 Albion Rd., Toronto. In Ontario, condo boards are not required to hold a referendum or even a public meeting on special assessments.Zillow Condo owners at two Toronto buildings have been hit by demands for huge sums of money above their regular fees, something industry insiders say may become a wider problem even among newer … Read more

More TDSB students applied to specialized schools after admissions process overhaul

Ryan Bird, a spokesperson for the TDSB, said there was ‘tremendous interest’ among students wanting to attend specialized schoolsPOOL/Reuters The Toronto District School Board has seen an increase in applications for its specialized high schools after it overhauled the admission process to better reflect students’ demonstration of interest and improve accessibility – a move that … Read more

Black children placed in special language support program in Ottawa schools without parents’ knowledge

The children of more than 30 Black families in Ottawa were placed in a language proficiency support program without their parents’ consent, advocates say. The families only learned two months into the academic year that the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO), a French public school board in Ottawa, had placed their … Read more