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Politics

Provincial election results in rare minority government in Newfoundland and Labrador

Voters in the Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador woke up to a minority government Friday morning, after the governing Liberals managed to hang on to half of the seats in the provincial legislature while the opposition Progressive Conservatives nearly» 

International, Politics, Society

Donald Trump pardons Conrad Black

Conrad Black, a man about whom very, very few Canadians have a neutral opinion, has been pardoned by U.S. President Donald Trump. Black, who is 74, spent almost three-and-a-half years in a Florida prison after being convicted of fraud and» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Religion, Society

Montreal begins public consultations on systemic racism

The first-ever public consultations on systemic racism and discrimination in Montreal began Wednesday. There have been various kinds of talks, meetings and declarations on the matter for over 30 years, but activists are are hoping that this time–maybe–more than a» 

Politics, Society

Hate speech or freedom of expression? (interview)

Even as Canada’s Prime Minister is in Paris to join the Christchurch Call to curb the spread of violent and extremist behaviour, a government committee in Ottawa is studying hate speech in Canada. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice and» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Indian Day Schools settlement hearing wrapping up in Winnipeg

A three-day hearing into a proposed settlement for survivors of Indian Day Schools was scheduled to wrap up Wednesday in Winnipeg. Federal Court Justice Michael Phelan is deciding whether to approve the settlement for a nation-wide class action lawsuit to» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Canada history: May 15, 1919 – The labour dispute that shook Canada

Winnipeg General Strike For thousands of soldiers who had risked life and limb for their country during the First World War, the return to civilian life was frustrating. Finding a job was difficult with many factories now closed, bankruptcies common,» 

Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Nazi flag destroyed: vandal or hero?

There is a universally despised symbol, that of the Nazi “hakenkreuz”  a twisted swastika, while in recent years the Confederate flag of the U.S has also fallen into disfavour over the segregation and history it represents. Thus, it was an» 

Economy, International, Politics

China, U.S., Canada: trade and political disputes and world domination (interview)

A trade dispute is growing between China and the U.S which could easily have repercussions worldwide. The U.S and China will be together at the upcoming G-20 summit, at which point the situation may calm, or as many think, escalate.» 

Politics, Society

D-Day 75: Postcards to remember the past (interview)

It is an interesting project to bring commemoration and realisation of the Normandy landings of 1944, directly to Canadian, hundreds of whom don’t know they have an interesting connection to fallen Canadian soldiers of the Second World War. The Juno» 

Politics

Emergency meeting sought over alleged Liberal conduct against military officer

After the scandal involving the Trudeau government’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair, comes new allegations of government interference in the case of one of Canada’s highest ranking military officers. In January 2017, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was removed from his position»