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1/ The fastest growing Black population in Canada is in the Prairies, where it has more than quadrupled in size over 20 years.
#BlackLivesMatter #skpoli #canpoli
2/ The most recent numbers from Statistics Canada date from 2016. In that period, the Black population on the Prairies jumped from 39,955 in 1996 to 174,655 in 2016.
Obviously, that’s 4 years ago. Can’t wait for updated data from @StatCan_eng
#canpoli #skpoli #BlackInCanada
3/ The #Albertan Black population grew fivefold between 1996 and 2016, while #Manitoba’s Black population has almost tripled in size and the Black population in Saskatchewan has more than tripled in the same period of time. #canpoli #abpoli #skpoli #mbpoli
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1. I feel the duty to help you to understand the debate on extremely intrusive #digitalSurveillance to fight #COVID. I don't feel comfortable to exclude such tracking in these days when thousands die, at the same time I have very serious concerns
2. we are now going through a situation we experienced after the 9/11 when politicians felt immense pressure. Interests to establish an #OrwellianSurveillance were also huge.Politicians opted for it (most shielded by secrecy) and that #OrwellianSurveillance is still here
3. It's very likely we will follow the same path:if we establish a new layer of extremely pervasive surveillance by putting together #HealthData,#localisation,#CreditCards,#phonecameras, it's very unlikely we will go back to the "old system".
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MAR 4 #CoronaVirusUpdates MD THREAD 1: First see todays #ARGIS map .. US UP to 153 cases.. BUT Remember we can’t TEST! #China has FIVE Tests And TESTS over ONE MILLION per day.

tinyurl.com/uvclzl9 @maddow @CNN @PublicHealth @UCSF @StanfordMed @GavinNewsom @MelanieNathan1
MAR 4 #CoronaVirusUpdates MD THREAD 2: FIRST NOTE : #Princess #cruiseship #GrandPrincess RETURNING to SF wo stopping in #Ensenada. Passengers on a FEB cruise have #coronavirus SAW STORYbut just picking up WaPoUPDATES . Will add here when I find it #SanFrancisco #COVID19 @sfpelosi
MAR 4 #CoronaVirusUpdates MD THREAD 3: American #workers face increasing disruptions to their routines as #companies, #schools and #localgovts implement precautions with many firms restricting travel or weighing work-from-home arrangements. @business @Womenworking @SEIU @maddow
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Canada is not "a melting pot in which the individuality of each element is destroyed in order to produce a new and totally different element. It is rather a garden into which have been transplanted the hardiest & brightest flowers from many lands" #JohnDiefenbaker PM 1957-'63
In 1963 Lester Pearson's Liberals defeated Diefenbaker. Liberals introduced official bilingualism & biculturalism. Diefenbaker strongly opposed the idea of Canadians melting into the English or French cultures. He preferred multiculturalism a term coined by Professor Paul Yuzk.
Yuzk's parents, Cdn pioneers, born in #Ukraine Yuzyk is claimed by 2 provinces #SK & #MB Winnipeg is where he authored "The Ukrainians in Manitoba: A Social History." Diefenbaker appointed him to the Senate & promoted Yuzyk's concept of #multicuturalism usask.ca/diefenbaker/bi…
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