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Teacher misconduct: Disciplinary action often kept hidden from public

In Education, Politics, Research by Michael Rae

AIMS education author Paul Bennett is quoted in a CBC story about teacher misconduct. The Marketplace report reveals that the disciplinary process is inefficient and often hidden from the public. Read the full story on the CBC Marketplace website.   Marketplace analyzed the [Ontario College of Teachers]’s cases [of alleged teacher misconduct]

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Forest Growth Accelerating In Canada Due To CO2 ‘Fertilizer Effect’

In Education, Energy, Politics, Research by Michael Rae

Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are accelerating the growth of B.C.’s forests by one to three per cent a year, enough to cancel out the impact on the climate from the mountain pine beetle outbreak by 2020, according to a new study from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.   See More at the Global Warming Policy Foundation

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Is Internet access a basic right? Should access to high-speed Internet be considered a basic communication service?

In Analysis, Education, Opinion, Politics, Rights by Michael Rae

 That is the question which the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is expected to weigh in today at Lets #TalkBroadband – the regulator’s public hearing on basic telecommunications services. More than 25 000 comments were received by the CRTC during the first phase of the consultation which kicked off in April last year, and more than 30 000 Canadians filled out the questionnaire during the second phase. Read more at ITin Canada