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Unsung Heroes or Super Spreaders: Racial and Ethnic Minorities in COVID-19 Coverage

This article is part of the Bridging the Mainstream-Ethnic Digital Divide in COVID-19 Literacy project. We have analyzed ethnic media coverage of COVID-19 between May 1 and November 30, using web, print and broadcast news summaries provided by MIREMS media monitoring. Here are our findings on the representation of minorities in COVID-19 coverage.

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Helping Rural Communities Recover from the Last Recession

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada acknowledges gaps in employment during COVID-19, allowing newcomers an easier way to resettle in rural communities by relaxing the rules around work experience.

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$10 Million to Help Survivors of COVID-19 “Shadow Pandemic”

As a “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence is amplified by the COVID-19 health crisis, the B.C. government announces $10 million to improve the delivery of emergency sexual assault response services.

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Police Reports Do Not Tell True Scale of Domestic Violence

Although Peel Regional police reports show a decrease in domestic violence this year, the director of Family Services of Peel says that for every 20 reported cases, there are another 40 unreported cases.

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MPs slam Liberal Party Over Turning Refugees Away at Border

Statistics provided by the Canada Border Services Agency show that 4,400 refugee claimants have been rejected under the Safe Third Country Agreement since 2016. Two MPs have called out the Liberal Party on what is seen as a “hypocritical” asylum policy.

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No Plans to Adopt “Immunity Passports” in Canada, but the Debate Rages On

Immunity passports are being lauded as a measure to ensure those with an immunity can carry on without lockdown restrictions. But both critics and supporters are having a heated debate on the subject. Detractors cite loss of privacy, personal rights encroachment and unreliable data on immune responses as points against immunity passports.

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