Genetic Tests Used by Both Insurers and Immigration Officers
Genetic discrimination involves insurance companies refusing to insure those that have genetic mutations. This also applies to employers, schools, and many other third-parties, who can inflict unjust treatment on people because of genetic tests. The Genetic Non-Discrimination Act became law in Canada on May 4, 2017. However, Quebec’s government challenged the constitutionality of the act, stating it infringes on insurance regulations, which is a provincial jurisdiction. It was referred to Quebec’s Court of Appeal. The verdict on the law’s constitutionality will be known on Dec. 12.
Stingers Win Over Regina to Open the Concordia Classic
Concordia’s men basketball team dominated the University of Regina 82-63 in their first game of the Concordia Classic tournament .
Despite Frustration With Officials, Stingers Come Out on Top
Concordia’s women’s basketball team kicked off their Concordia Classic tournament with a 71-58 win over Memorial University.
Five Stingers Wrestlers Medal at University World Championships
Five Stingers who represented Canada brought back medals from the 2018 World University Wrestling Championships in Goiânia, Brazil.
Second Half Push Wasn’t Enough for Win
Concordia’s women’s rugby team suffered their second loss of the season on Sunday.
Stingers Show Positives in 1-0 Loss
The Stingers women’s soccer team came close to equalizing in the last moments of a tight game against the league leading Université de Montréal Carabins.
Campaign commitment to Taking Environmental Action Resulted in High Fuel Consumption
Valérie Plante went on her first international trip to attend the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate Change Summit and the C40 Bloomberg Philanthropies Award in Chicago on Dec. 4 and 5 in 2017. Documents obtained through an access-to-information request revealed that Plante and accompanying colleagues spent a total of $529.93 in taxi expenses.