News for December 3rd, 2014

Sexual orientation discrimination prohibited in Saskatchewan

by Marilla Streuter-Martin


The government of Saskatchewan is adding gender identity to the list of prohibited grounds for discrimination under the province's Human Rights Code.

According to CBC, Saskatchewan is one of several other provinces to have already made this change.

Along with the changes, the government has axed an exemption that allowed landlords to refuse rentals based on sexual orientation.




Concordia turning away from fossil fuels

by Marilla Streuter-Martin


Concordia University has become the first Canadian university to start divesting from fossil fuels.

According to the Montreal Gazette, Concordia has created a new $5-million sustainable investment fund that will see investment in ethical causes. 

While some see the move as a step in the right direction, Divest Concordia issued a statement saying that the change is nowhere close to full divestment.