A group of 108 students in 2008 filed a class action that argued they were duped into signing up for a business program based on a false course description in the George Brown College catalogue. Justice Edward Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court last May approved a $2.725-million settlement ending the eight-year case.
This kind of manipulation of the law is unfolding at a keen moment of weakness for the press, which has already been buffeted by falling revenue and mounting public disaffection. Only 40 percent of the public — the lowest rate since at least the 1990s — trusts the media “to report the news fully, accurately and fairly,” according to a Gallup survey conducted in September 2015. This mistrust has been growing for a long time, but it was stoked by Trump during the campaign. He called the reporters who covered him “scum” and whipped up yelling and booing crowds. There is no consensus among his supporters that the press should hold those in power accountable. A recent Pew survey found that only half of Trump backers agreed that it was important in a strong democracy that “news organizations are free to criticize political leaders.”
The Cost (and Profit) of Fake News (jdargis)
If you’ve been paying attention to the news at all, even in specific and limited doses like I’m trying to do, you might have seen articles that suggest Macedonian teens are responsible for a lot of the fake political news that ended up on Facebook prior to the election.
Across the industry, from rural America to the Siberian tundra, producers are hoping the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will trigger a rally that would allow them to secure funds to boost drilling. Without a deal, prices, now at $47, could test the $30 level breached in January, as OPEC and non-member Russia ramped up output to defend market share, analysts say.
It said nuclear plants should continue to operate as long as they are deemed safe, but did not set a precise timetable.
Environmentalists have said no nuclear reactors should be allowed to operate for longer than 45 years – meaning that at least two would have had to close almost immediately.
Paramedics and hospitals were stretched to their limits as thousands phoned to report breathing problems.
Thunderstorm asthma occurs in the spring when rye grass pollen gets wet, breaks into smaller pieces and enters people's lungs, causing them breathing problems.
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