Evening update: Canada is considering strengthening its military mission in Ukraine as tensions with Russia grow

Good evening, let’s start with today’s top stories:

The Globe and Mail has learned that Canada can strengthen its military mission to Ukraine.

Sources say newly appointed Defense Minister Anita Anand is considering deploying hundreds of additional troops to support the Canadian troops already in Ukraine on a training mission. Other options being considered include moving a warship into the Black Sea or relocating some of the CF-18 fighter jets currently based in Romania.

The talks in Ottawa take place amid a debate over whether further NATO forces would deter Russian President Vladimir Putin from further aggression against his country’s neighbor.

As The Globes’ Mark MacKinnon writes, any reinforcements will be intended as a message to Mr Putin, who has sounded the alarm for the second time this year by gathering troops and equipment near his country’s borders with Ukraine. Videos posted online show thousands of battlefield weapons – including tanks, armored personnel carriers and rocket systems for multiple launches – moving towards Ukraine from their regular bases in other parts of Russia. According to some estimates, there are now only 100,000 Russian soldiers within a short drive of Ukraine – a country that Mr Putin has never seen as a completely sovereign state, and a country that he is determined to avoid joining. US-led North Atlantic Treaty. Organization.

How to respond to Russia’s renewed pressure on Ukraine threatens as Mrs Anand’s first major international test since she was appointed defense minister last month.

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The jury in Ahmaud Arbery’s death trial condemns three men for the murder of the 25-year-old

Three white men were convicted of murder on Wednesday for chasing and shooting Ahmaud Arbery as he ran in their Georgia neighborhood, with a jury dismissing a self-defense claim in a lawsuit that once again investigated the issues of race and weapons in the United States.

That the verdict was handed down by a jury consisting of a black man and 11 white men and women, after about two weeks of trial in the coastal town of Brunswick. The case revolved around whether the defendants had the right to confront the unarmed 25-year-old last year with a hint that he was fleeing a crime.

Gregory McMichael, 65, his son Travis McMichael, 35, and their neighbor William (Roddie) Bryan, 52, were charged with murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal intent to commit a crime. They risk a minimum sentence of life imprisonment with the possibility of parole.

ALSO ON OUR RADAR

Coalition of environmental groups threatens to sue Alberta’s Prime Minister Jason Kenney over comments about investigation: There are at least eight environmental groups demands that Kenney retire and apologize for statements saying a public inquiry found they were spreading misinformation about the province’s oil and gas industry. The groups have given the premiere a week before saying they will file a statement of claim against him.

The Greens choose interim leader tonight with ex-MP Paul Manly as favorite: Manly, the former Member of Parliament who lost his British Columbia seat in the election, is the favorite to take up the challenge. He is backed by former manager Elizabeth May and former interim manager Jo-Ann Roberts, who were urged to take up the job again.

Angela Merkel’s era of leadership at an end when Olaf Scholz announces coalition agreement between German parties: The leader of Germany’s Social Democrats said the new government will seek to modernize Europe’s largest economy and bring down the curtain on the Angela Merkel era. Scholz’s center-left Social Democrats, the ecologist The Greens and the libertarian Free Democrats want to speed up the transition to a green economy and digitalisation, while preserving fiscal discipline.

BC’s human rights commissioner’s report outlines racial differences in police work: An analysis of data from five police services across the province show “profound racial differences” and it requires change to address discrimination in the police. The report contains a number of recommendations to the BC government as part of a submission to a special committee in the Legislative Assembly that is looking at changes to the province’s police law.

Stress Test Podcast – Inflation is squeezing our economy. What can we do about it?: If you drive a car, buy groceries or pay for shelter, you have probably noticed that right now you are paying a lot more for things than you did last year. With inflation higher than it has been for decades, how worried should you be?

MARKET MONITORING

Energy and technology lifted Canada’s main stock index midweek, while US stock markets staged a late rally on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday due to positive economic data, including unemployment applications, which hit a 52-year low, showing the economy remained strong.

The composite S & P / TSX index closed at 94.66 points to 21,548.43.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average rose in late trading, falling just 9.42 points to 35,804.38. The S&P 500 index rose 10.76 points to 4,701.46, while the Nasdaq index rose 70.09 points to 15,845.23.

The Canadian dollar traded at 78.88 cents US compared to 78.70 cents US on Tuesday.

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SPEECH POINTS

Even the courts agree: injunctions should not prevent journalists from carrying out their work

“When the police fail to distinguish between protesters and the media, we run the risk of serious injustice. And it is the task of the courts to ensure that the police live up to this distinction, by including wording in injunctions that explicitly deal with access for the media. ” – Peter Jacobsen

The Millennial and Gen Z dream of home ownership is being exploited in ways that just make houses more expensive

“What makes the investment-in-real estate trend unique is that it counteracts the fact that young people freely and clearly own a real house or condominium on their own. When investment companies buy up houses to offer to investors, it means that more players are competing for a limited pool of properties for sale and higher prices. “- Rob Carrick

Toronto is diverse, but the names of its streets and buildings are not

“To diversify the pool of Canada’s leading philanthropists, whose names are placed on buildings, immigrant communities and the leading entrepreneurs and businessmen in their ranks must be made to feel a greater sense of belonging and ownership to their city and given responsibility for our collective destiny. . ” – Alidad Mafinezam

LIVE BETTER

The truth about women and burnout: Self-care is shit

Vancouver songwriter and director Leah Abramson is stunned when she is told she should do more about herself to avoid burnout. In addition to work assignments, Abramson has a child and takes care of his aging parents. Her weeks go by taking care of her daughter, shuttle her parents to doctor appointments and using her daughter’s nap to squeeze in more work hours. It is a hectic routine that many women can relate to.

“It just feels like one more thing to add to my to-do list,” Abramson says.

Suggesting women to take a jog, take a nap or take a bath with scented candles is not only inappropriate, experts say, it puts the blame on the individual when it is usually the organization or workplace that needs a rework.

So what is useful as part of burnout prevention? From a systemic or organizational level, workplaces need to make policy and infrastructure-based changes to ensure that women are properly supported.

Read the full story here.

LONG READING OF THE DAY

The BlackNorth Initiative Reveals a Guide to Helping Companies Improve Corporate Diversity

The BlackNorth Initiative – a non-profit focusing on tackling anti-black systemic racism in corporate Canada – has unveiled a detailed guide aimed at helping employers concretely promote race-related diversity initiatives in their organizations.

The guide is labeled the Racial Equity Playbook and is aimed at employers who signed the BlackNorth pledge, a series of pledges made by some of Canada’s largest companies in the summer of 2020. The pledge challenged them to tackle systemic racism by hiring more blacks and elevating blacks employees for senior management roles.

A Globe and Mail analysis published in July, exactly one year after hundreds of companies committed to the pledge, showed that many had shown little or no clear progress towards meeting the many goals they had committed to .

Read the story here.

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