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Sunday December 15th, 2019 evening edition

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LGBT+ conversion therapy could soon be banned across Canada after Justin Trudeau made this one of the priorities for his new government.

He said the Minister of Justice and Attorney General David Lametti must work to ”amend the Criminal Code to ban the practice of conversion therapy and take other steps required with the provinces and territories to end conversion therapy in Canada”.

MacEwan University professor and longtime anti-conversion therapy advocate Kristopher Wells said he was “very pleased” to see Mr Trudeau prioritising a ban on conversion therapy so quickly following the election.

To clearly demonstrate that conversion therapy has no place in our society or civilization,” he said.

Canadian politician Spencer Chandra Herbert echoed his remarks, tweeting: “Great to see the federal government has heard the loud request from LGBT+ Canadians, and many allies to ban conversion therapy in all provinces and territories across Canada.

There are no official reports tracking conversion therapy in Canada, but figures for the US published in 2018 as a whole show that nearly 700,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults had received it.

Researchers estimated that an additional 57,000 young people would receive the reparative therapy from a religious advisor before they reached adulthood. »

70% of Americans Support Solar Mandate on New Homes

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CITE Research recently conducted a survey for Vivint Solar and found that 70% of Americans would support a nationwide mandate requiring that solar panels be installed on all newly built homes.

The survey was conducted online, and 2,000 U.S. adults age 25 and up participated in the study from June 13 to 16, 2019.

The survey showed that the support for this measure is highest among younger adults. »

The ultimate non-stick coating

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Inspired by the water-repellent lotus leaf, the new surface works through a combination of nano-scale surface engineering and chemistry.

A drop of water or blood, for example, simply bounces away when it lands on the surface.

The researchers are hoping to work with a commercial partner to develop commercial applications for the wrap. »

Greta Thunberg apologises after saying politicians should be ‘put against the wall’

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Climate change activist Greta Thunberg has apologised for any misunderstanding after saying politicians should be put “against the wall”.

“We will make sure that we put them against the wall and they will have to do their job to protect our futures”.

Those talks were originally intended to take place in Chile, only to be relocated following the outbreak of protests in Santiago. »

Cryptocurrency tycoon died leaving $145m in limbo. Now lawyers seek exhumation to check it's really him

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Cotten, co-founder and CEO of Quadriga , died of complications in December 2018 arising from Crohn's Disease while traveling in India, the company said on Facebook .

At the time, Quadriga -- once Canada's biggest cryptocurrency exchange -- said it was unable to gain access to his digital assets.

Cotten's death plunged Quadriga into crisis and left it struggling to figure out how to refund more than 100,000 users of the currency. »