Newspaper article The Canadian Press


Newspaper article The Canadian Press


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Starbucks closed thousands of stores in the U-S yesterday and asked its employees to talk about when they noticed their racial identity.

They discussed what unconscious bias is and watched videos in which people of colour described feeling unwelcome in stores.

It was all part of the coffee chain's anti-bias training, created after the arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks six weeks ago.

The men had not bought anything and were asked to leave before an employee called police on them.

Starbucks in Canada will hold similar training session on June 11th. (The Associated Press)



The World Health Organization is cautiously optimistic about efforts to curb the spread of Ebola in an urban area in Congo.

But the lethal virus is still reported in at least two remote areas.

There have been 35 confirmed cases, including 12 deaths.

The U-N health agency and partners have vaccinated more than 400 people with an experimental Ebola vaccine, the first time it has been used in an emerging outbreak.

Ebola's spread is in Mbandaka, a city of more than one million that sits on a river described as a "highway'' connecting it to other regions. (The Associated Press)



A Liberal backbencher has tabled a private member's bill in the Commons aimed at easing some of the concerns of surrogate mothers.

The proposed legislation amends the current Assisted Human Reproduction Act, which Montreal-area M-P Anthony Housefather says is not working. …

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