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History, Politics

The breakup of Canada- The legal wrangling encore

Canada, Quebec independence, and the constitution. It is a long and complicated process, but in Quebec in 2000, the then governing  “separatist” Parti Quebecois passed Bill 99 which stated that it alone could decide whether it would leave Canada to» 

International, Politics, Society

New survey suggests Canadians may avoid a ‘democratic recession” a la the U.S. and U.K.

A new survey offers a good deal of hope to Canadians who fear the country could embrace the so-called “democratic deficit” that marked Brexit and continues to mark in the United States under President Donald Trump. The survey, carried out» 

Politics, Society

Online course tackles racial profiling of consumers

The Human Rights Commission in the eastern province of Nova Scotia has launched a free online course to help prevent and deal with racial profiling of customers. The commission says consumer racial profiling “is a serious issue in Nova Scotia.”» 

Politics, Society

Montreal’s police chief to release plan aimed at corruption on Friday

The chief of the Service de police de la ville de Montreal, Montreal’s police force, will release details of a plan to try to restore public confidence in the scandal-plagued force on Friday. Last month, Quebec Public Security Minister Martin» 

Economy, Environment, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Tiny homes for Big Valley, Alberta

Tiny homes will soon be an option in Alberta. Enough people wanting to downsize to this extent have led to plans for a neighbourhood of the small houses many other Canadians can hardly imagine as more than a playhouse. The» 

Politics, Society

Students want pot revenues spent on mental health, addiction help

Some students at the University of Alberta want the government of their western province to take revenue raised from the sale of marijuana and spend it on mental health and addiction initiatives. The Canadian government is planning to legalize the» 

Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics, Society

Anti-Islamophobia vote: Canadians differ from government

It has been divisive ever since a Member of Parliament introduced her motion late last year. The government votes today on a motion to condemn racism and Islamophobia. Because of the Liberal Party majority, it is expected to pass. But» 

History, International, Military, Politics

Canada and France joint stamp issue for Vimy 100

Special commemorative issue by both countries It was in the early dawn of April 9 ,1917. At the signal, tens of thousands of Canadians clambered out of muddy trenches and began a march through snow and freezing drizzle across no» 

Education, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Society, Sports

Homa Hoodfar launches latest book on Muslim women and sports

Homa Hoodfar, Professor Emerita at Montreal’s Concordia University, has followed through with the book launch she was working on when she was arrested and later jailed in her native Iran last spring. “It was not an easy time, but I tried» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Supreme Court to decide on huge Peel wilderness watershed

It’s an area in Canada’s Yukon territory that is twice the size of Belgium, or one and a half times the size of Switzerland. The Peel watershed is about 68,000 square kilometres of wilderness, largely untouched with no permanent settlements»