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The Tragically Hip – Montréal (Live From Molson Center, Montréal/2000)

New official video commemorates the 14 victims and the survivors of the femicide at École Polytechnique on December 6, 1989.

The Tragically Hip wrote »

We stand with the families of the 14 victims and the survivors of the femicide at École Polytechnique in 1989. Today marks 32 years. We fully support their ongoing effort to ban all semi-automatic assault weapons. Please visit www.polyremembers.ca to learn more and donate.

We’ve created a CD, as well as a collectible Flexi Disc single, to commemorate the anniversary. All proceeds will be donated to PolyRemembers/PolySeSouvient, supporting families of the victims. This item comes bundled with a tee shirt, and will include the ‘Saskadelphia’ single, ‘Montreal’, written about the event. As well as the Juno performance of ‘It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken’ featuring Feist. To purchase and support, please head to https://thehip.com/collections/frontpage

“These crimes were preventable.” » Warning signs present in 1 in 3 homicides of intimate partners

Tara Carman / Kimberly Ivany / Eva Uguen-Csen / CBC »

More than three-quarters of victims were women. Most of the accused, 78 per cent, were men.

Intimate-partner homicides in Canada are among the most traumatic and horrific of crimes, often occurring in the victim’s home, scarring families and communities for decades. Our investigation found more than 400 people, mostly children, lost parents to domestic violence over the course of five and a half years.

What’s more, these crimes are preventable. There are known warning signs that a relationship could turn deadly, so we set out to find how many were present in Canadian cases. Future stories in this series will take a closer look at what can be done.

CBC’s investigation tracked known predictors of homicides in relationships and the extent to which they were present in each case.

These included:

  • Whether the victim had previously reported violence or harassment by the accused to police.
  • History of choking or strangulation.
  • Pattern of coercive or controlling behaviour.
  • Previous threats to kill the victim.
  • Threatening the victim with a weapon.
  • Recent or pending separations.

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PayPal will soon start charging Canadian account owners a $20 fee for not using it in the past 12 months

If you have a PayPal account that you have not used in the past 12 months, you will probably want to know that PayPal is implementing an “inactivity fee” as of December 15, 2021.

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We’ve introduced an inactivity service fee to maintain accounts that are inactive. The applicability of the service fee is limited and intended to only impact eligible accounts that haven’t been active within the past 12 months (or are exempt for some other reason).

The User Agreement permits PayPal to assess a fee to eligible inactive accounts. Only eligible accounts with no activity in the previous 12 months will be charged an inactivity service fee. The fee will be the lesser of $20 CAD or the remaining balance in the account if less $20 CAD. Accounts with zero balance won’t be impacted and this charge won’t result in any negative balance.

Notifications to inactive accounts began on December 15, 2021 and advise simple actions to take before December 15, 2021 to avoid the fee:

Log-in to your account; or
Shop wherever PayPal is accepted; or
Send money to friends & family, or vendors for goods & services; or
Withdraw money from your account; or
Donate to a charity with your account

For more information see the Policy Updates section of the PayPal Legal Agreements page.

Note: Managed accounts and accounts held by customers in the province of Alberta, which have a balance of more than $250 CAD and which have been inactive for less than five years, are excluded.

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