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Jukasa News Update – Friday, December 15, 2017


Canadians are eating at restaurants more and can expect to pay extra to do so in 2018, suggests a new report into food prices.
Food inflation overall is expected to rise between one and three per cent next year, says Canada’s Food Price Report — released this week.
The report says for an average family of four in Canada – that works out to an increase of $348 to about $11,948 for the year.
About 59 per cent of the expected hike _ $208 _ will come from consumers eating out and opting for prepared food.

Ontario is conducting an economic study to quantify the cost of anti-black racism as part of a broad new plan.
The anti-black racism strategy, released Thursday, sets out how the provincial government will try to address disparities for black Ontarians in the child welfare, education and justice systems.
The government says the plan aims to tackle the intergenerational impacts of slavery, a history of racial stigmatization and ongoing systemic racism.
It includes doing an economic study, developing targets in child welfare, education and justice, developing anti-black racism programs for government employees and institutions, and creating public awareness initiatives.

A new study claims 44.7 million metric tons (49.3 million tons) of TV sets, refrigerators, cellphones and other electrical good were discarded last year, with only a fifth recycled to recover the valuable raw materials inside.
The U.N.-backed study published Wednesday calculates that the amount of e-waste thrown away in 2016 included a million tons of chargers alone.
The U.S. accounted for 6.3 million metric tons, partly due to the fact that the American market for heavy goods is saturated.
The study says all the gold, silver, copper and other valuable materials would have been worth $55 billion had they been recovered.

More than a quarter of California schoolchildren between 12 and 17 say they believe their peers see them as “gender nonconforming,’’.
The term refers to female children who are perceived to be more masculine and male children who are perceived as more feminine.
These details from a new study made public Wednesday found that the 27 per cent of California children perceived as gender nonconforming are more than twice as likely to experience psychological distress, such as bullying, as their gender conforming counterparts.
The study did not find that gender nonconforming children have statistically significant higher levels of suicide, but researchers say the associated psychological distress of bullying is a risk factor for suicide.
The study, conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles, was among the first of its kind in the US.

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