Highlights/Politics

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

‘National security concern’ gets residency in bureaucratic bungle

As reports from Washington suggest that the U.S. wants to increase its focus on its northern border, officials in Ottawa are grappling with what’s being called a “completely unacceptable” mistake that allowed a person of “national security concern” to be granted» 

International, Politics

U.S. says China’s death sentence against Canadian ‘politically motivated’

The U.S. State Department blasted China’s death sentence against a Canadian man convicted of drug smuggling as “politically motivated.” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland spoke Tuesday and “expressed their concerns about the arbitrary detentions» 

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»