Canada falls short on promises to Ukraine, Recap of Ont gov’t announcement, Cyber-attacks threat to farming & Canadians have low confidence in Hockey Canada culture change!

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Published Aug 18, 2022, 4:01 PM

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On Aug. 24, Ukraine will be observing the six-month mark since Russia invaded, as well as the 31st year of independence.

Although Ukrainians are expected to mark the anniversary of gaining independence from the Soviet Union in a celebratory fashion, the continuing war and threat of attacks will likely temper the day over concerns that Russia will launch long-range missiles onto Ukrainian towns and cities.

Sadly, Canada – the first Western country to recognize Ukraine as an independent country in 1991 – will be largely absent during the celebrations in Ukraine this year.

Is Canada falling short on it’s promises to assist Ukraine?

GUEST: Michael Bociurkiw, Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council and global affairs analyst

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Recap of announcement from Health Minister Sylvia Jones and LTC Minister Paul Calandra

GUEST: Colin D’Mello, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief, Global News Toronto

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Canadian farmers have long fought off crop and livestock threats from diseases and pests. Now add to that the growing threat of cyber-attacks, as producers in Canada and abroad adopt more on-farm smart technologies.

So says a University of Guelph computer scientist whose lab is the only Canadian university research centre investigating an increasing number of cyber-attacks on farm networks. Besides helping farmers fight off hackers, Dr. Ali Dehghantanha hopes his pioneering research helps to arm producers in preventing such attacks and spurs governments to develop data security standards for the agricultural sector.

Full article HERE.

GUEST: Dr. Ali Dehghantanh (day-gawn-tawn), Professor of Computer Science and Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence at the University of Guelph

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A new study from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds a majority of Canadians (58%) say sexual harassment and sexual assault are a major problem in youth hockey, while another 17 per cent feel this is a problem, but a minor one.

Those closest to the sport share this view. More than half (56%) of Canadians with a connection to youth hockey, whether current or past, see sexual misconduct in hockey culture as a major issue. Among this group, women of all ages are more likely to perceive a major problem compared to men in their same generational bracket. Men younger than 35 are least likely to agree.

GUEST: Dr. Ann Pegoraro (PEG-OH-RAWR-OH), Co-Director of The National Research Network for Gender Equity in Sport

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