Highlights/Politics

Environment, Politics

Millenial vote a major factor in Canada’s next election

Millenials, those young people born between 1980 and 2000, are part of the largest segment eligible to vote in the upcoming federal election in October. The youth vote, which surged from 41 percent of those eligible to cast a ballot,» 

International, Politics

Canada asked for clemency for Canadian sentenced to death in China, says Freeland

Canada has formally requested clemency for a Canadian man sentenced to death in China on drug trafficking charges, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Tuesday. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, 36, is facing the death penalty for allegedly attempting to smuggle 222» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

 Radio Canada International: Spectres of Shortwave

It started out as an art project, but circumstances changed and it became an artistically inspired documentary look at the former shortwave service. It deals in part with the history of the shortwave transmission site, its massive antenna array, and» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Concerns about civil rights over new drunk driving law

New drunk driving laws have come into effect in Canada, and have caused quite a stir in the legal community not the least of which involves civil rights issues Micheal Engel (BA, LLB) has a legal practice in Toronto specialising» 

Politics

Trudeau shuffles cabinet in last tune-up before elections

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet Monday in a bid to replace a veteran minister who stepped down last week and to reinvigorate his front bench with some fresh blood ahead of federal elections in October. In a carefully» 

International, Politics, Society

China invokes death sentence for a Canadian

A Canadian in jail in China on drug charges has now been sentenced to death. Already in jail on drug trafficking charges, 36-year-old Robert Schellenberg was retried this week and had is original 15 year sentenced increased to the death» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Granting Saudi teen asylum fits Canadian policy

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland welcomed 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun at Toronto’s airport on January 12, 2019 calling her “a brave new Canadian.” Canada quickly granted asylum to the teenager upon a request from the United Nations High Commissioner» 

Politics

No time limit on right to vote for Canadians living abroad, Supreme Court rules

Canadians living abroad have the right to vote in federal elections no matter how much time they have spent outside the country, Canada’s highest court ruled Friday. In a 5-2 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that provisions of» 

International, Politics

Canada calls for calm amid dispute over DRC election results

Canada is hopeful that the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo remains calm after the runner-up in the disputed presidential election refused to recognize the surprise win of another opposition candidate and urged his supporters to “rise up,” Canadian» 

International, Politics

Canadian officials meet with detained former diplomat in China

Canadian diplomats in China visited for the second time on Thursday one of their former colleagues detained by Chinese security services following the arrest in Canada of a top Chinese telecom executive last month, Ottawa announced. “Today, Canadian consular officials in»