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By Karl Knox

Urgences-Santé workers are on strike to secure a new collective agreement in Montreal and Laval.

According to CBC News, the strike began on Sunday morning and will continue until February 26th.

Union president Réjean Leclerc said paramedics will continue to perform emergency response duties during the strike, but will no longer provide their regular on-site services at festivals or sporting events.

This follows a provincial labour tribunal decision that ruled Urgences-Santé to be "non-essential" services.


By Alyosha Nowlin

L’Université de Montreal has been ordered to pay $10,000 for having no wheelchair-accessible washrooms.

According to CTV News, Omar Lachheb visited the school for an eye-exam in 2014, and was unable to find a washroom he could access in his wheelchair.

Lachheb took his case to the Center for Research Action on Race Relations and filed a successful discrimination claim with the Quebec Human Rights Commission.


By Jeremiah Ho

Thousands of people in Toronto assembled at the U.S. consulate to protest against Islamaphobia while similar protests occurred across the country on Saturday.

According to CBC News, protest organizers want the Canadian government to denounce President Trump’s travel ban on seven majority Muslim countries.

Organizers are also advocating for the repeal of Canadian legislation targetting the Muslim community.


By Michael Foldvari

A wall erected by local Serbs in the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica, Kosovo, was torn down on Sunday.

According to Reuters, this follows European-Union mandated talks between Kosovo's ethnically Albanian government and representatives of the Serbian minority population.

The wall is speculated to have been erected by Serbia in order to promote tension in the already divided area.