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By Calvin Cashen

The head of the anti-immigrant group Atalante Quebec was apprehended after police issued a warrant for his arrest on Monday.

According to CTV News, Raphael Levesque is scheduled to be tried on August 16th for numerous charges, including breaking and entering, harassment and intimidation.

The arrest was made in connection with an incident in which the far-right activist confronted employees of Vice Media in Montreal with intent to mock and ridicule them.

While Montreal police will not be investigating the incident, Premier Philippe Couillard and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau both justified the arrest as an infringement of freedom of the press.



By Patricia Petit Liang

All full-time female and non-male faculty members at the University of Guelph will receive a raise after a salary review found that they were being paid thousands of dollars less than their male colleagues.

According to CBC News, the university will give a $2,050 raise to more than 300 faculty members.

University provost Charlotte Yates stated that it was important for her that people who do the same job are paid equitably.



By Allison O’Reilly

Child trauma experts are expressing concern that separating migrant children from their parents at the US border can cause serious physical and psychological damage.

According to BBC News, the head of the American Academy of Pediatrics went so far as to call the policy "child abuse."

From mid-April to May this year, the US Department of Homeland Security says it has separated nearly 2,000 children from their parents, after the families crossed the border into the US.

The children have been moved into shelters overseen by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, while their parents are prosecuted under the “zero-tolerance” policy enacted by the Trump government.

Health care professionals are calling for the government to release more information about the kind of mental health care separated children are getting in the shelters.