Black Doctors Call for Better Maternity Data; changes to sports betting: CBC market cheat sheet

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You will soon be able to bet on unique event sports in Canada

Betting on single matches of football, hockey and other sports is about to become legal in Canada.

Earlier this week, the Senate approved Bill C-218, a private member’s bill that amends the Criminal Code provisions relating to single sport gambling – currently illegal except for racing. of horses – with the aim of winning back customers from offshore sites, US casinos and illegal gambling. bookmakers.

Passage of Bill C-218 at final and third reading on Tuesday could bring sports betting to Las Vegas in Canada. (Wayne Parry / The Associated Press)

The legislation has been passed by the Canadian Football League, the National Hockey League and other professional sports. It has also garnered the provisional support of a tight-knit equestrian community that remains wary of foreign casinos and gambling sites encroaching on its territory. Read more

Doctors want Canada to collect better data on the health of black mothers

A growing body of evidence on the increased risks black women face in the UK and US during pregnancy has highlighted the flaws of the color blind approach to healthcare in Canada, according to healthcare professionals. health and black patients.

Black women in the UK and US are four times more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than white women, according to official data. A recent British study published in the Lancet found that black women have a 40% higher risk of miscarriage than white women. In Canada, this level of demographic monitoring is not available.

“For our country, we don’t have this data. So it’s hard to know exactly what we’re dealing with,” said Dr. Modupe Tunde-Byass, Toronto obstetrician-gynecologist and president of Black Physicians of Canada. “We can only extrapolate from other countries.” Read more

Toronto resident Kimitra Ashman sought care from a black obstetrician-gynecologist for her second pregnancy, after her first experience left her “invisible, neglected and disrespectful.” (Turgut Yeter / CBC)

Indigenous businesses face barriers to accessing COVID-19 relief programs, survey finds

Although COVID-19 has had an impact on businesses across the country, Indigenous-owned businesses have faced circumstances that have made navigating the pandemic particularly difficult, according to a new survey by the National Association Aboriginal finance corporations, the National Aboriginal Economic Development Council and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.

The report found that Indigenous business owners were much less likely to find the help they needed during the pandemic, even as the government took steps to try to ease their burden.

Tabatha Bull, CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, said that while she credits the government for offering a wide variety of programs to help businesses, the programs did not take into account the specific circumstances. that many Indigenous businesses face, and therefore were not as effective as they could be. Read more

Shannon Pestun, co-founder of Calgary’s Finance Cafe, which empowers small business owners with better financial literacy, said government assistance programs can be difficult for Indigenous businesses to access. (Submitted by Shannon Pestun)

What else is going on?

Request for personal banking information to obtain reimbursement of F1 tickets raises privacy concerns Tells Customers It’s Too Late For Credit Card Refunds; the only option is bank transfers.

Children who did not take e-learning are falling behind. Here’s what parents can do
“We’re going to have to get back to basics with our kids,” says a mental health expert.

The 3rd wave of COVID-19 shocked retailers in April – and May looks to have been even worse
Sales of non-essential items plummeted as provinces imposed new closures.

“They let them die” in the most affected long-term care homes in Quebec, union representative told coroner
The union representative for long-term care workers said he retired after the first wave due to the difficulty.

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