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Politics

Armenian genocide is ‘a dark chapter in human history,’ says Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey as thousands of people gathered on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday and then marched through the streets of the capital to mark» 

International, Politics

Axworthy urges Ottawa to engage with new Ukrainian president

Canada needs to redouble its diplomatic engagement with Ukraine amid some concerns over the country’s newly elected populist president and Kyiv’s possible drift back into Moscow’s orbit, says former foreign affairs minister Lloyd Axworthy. Axworthy, who led a 160-strong Canadian» 

Politics

Canada’s smallest province makes history with new minority government

Voters in Canada’s Atlantic province of Prince Edward Island (P.E.I) elected a minority Progressive Conservative government Tuesday, but also made Canadian electoral history by elevating the Green Party to the status of the Official Opposition in the legislature. The Tories» 

Health, Society

Working from home risks isolation, depression

Government statistics suggest that more Canadians than ever are working from home and the ensuing loss of social contact can result in loneliness and depression. Statistics from 2016 suggests 2.5 million Canadians work from home and make up 12.6 per» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada history: WWI- April 22-24, 1915: Baptism by fire and poison gas

By April 1915, the First World War already had months of grinding deadly stalemate already behind it. Canadians, relatively fresh on the scene. had been moved into an allied bulge into the German lines called the Ypres Salient. Second Battle» 

Health, International, Society

Fredericton declares a whooping cough outbreak

Public health officials in the eastern province of New Brunswick have declared an outbreak of pertussis, which is commonly known as whooping cough. Twelve cases were reported in the city of Fredericton in January, March and April 2019. This bacterial» 

Health, International

UN issues new guidelines for very young children’s health

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends children under five spend less time sitting watching screens or restrained in prams and seats, that they get better quality sleep and have more time for active play. These are included in new guidelines» 

A new study finds people saying their consensual polyamory relationships are benefitical. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Health, International, Society

Polyamory-loving more than one at the same time- with permission

It’s technically called “consensual non-monogamy”, or “ethical non-monomagmy” or “polyamory, meaning carrying on two or more relationships at the same time, and with the consent of all involved. Most would consider this a marginal lifestyle, but research shows roughly four» 

Filipino environmental activists wear a surprisingly realistic representation of a shipping container of garbage iner van filled with garbage to protest the cargo containers of garbage that were shipped from Canada to the Philippines in 2013 and 2014 (Aaron Favila/Associated Press)

Environment, International, Politics

Garbage wars- Philippines to Canada- take it back or else

The story begins in 2013. An Ontario company began sending shipping containers to Manila labelled as being filled with “recyclable plastic”. In fact, they’re filled with garbage. This week President Rodrigo Duterte said he will declare “war” if Canada doesn’t» 

Indigenous, Society

Inuit organization accuses Nunavut’s education system of ‘cultural genocide’

An Inuit organization in charge of overseeing the implementation of the Nunavut Agreement that created Canada’s newest Arctic territory 20 years ago told a United Nations meeting Monday that both the federal and territorial governments are complicit in “cultural genocide”»