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Society

Saskatchewan requires criminal record checks before name change

Criminal record checks will be required for people who want to change their name in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.  According to a press release, Saskatchewan becomes the first province that can reject a name change due to certain criminal» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy

Founder of Cirque du Soleil sells remaining shares

The founder of the Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberté has sold his last remaining shares of the entertainment company to the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), according to a press release. “I am happy that my share» 

Indigenous

Indigenous leaders call for calm and dialogue to resolve pipeline protests

Indigenous leaders on Tuesday appealed for calm and dialogue to resolve a crisis that has crippled much of Canada’s rail traffic amid protests in support of a small group of hereditary Indigenous chiefs in British Columbia who are fighting the» 

Economy, International

Still more retail closings

This week another retail chain has announced major closings.  Home furnishing and interior decor chain Pier 1 Imports announced Monday it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. As part of that move, it said about half» 

Economy, Indigenous, Politics

Via Rail partially resumes service in parts of eastern Canada

Via Rail, Canada’s national passenger rail service, has decided to partially resume service between Quebec City and Ottawa, according to a release on their website. Trains that serve full trips will resume service between the provincial capitals on Feb. 20. » 

International, Politics, Society

Canada History: Feb. 19. 1942; When the Nazis invaded Winnipeg

By 1942, Canada was on a total war footing. People were enlisting eagerly into the Canadian military forces, industrial production was massively converted to war production of guns, artillery, ships, aircraft, armoured and cargo vehicles, radios, medical supplies, uniforms and» 

Uncategorized

Portraits of Black Canadians – Podcast – Episode 11: Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Economy, Society

The city of Montreal explores new tool to create affordable housing

In an effort to build social and affordable housing, Montreal Mayor, Valerie Plante announced at a news conference, that it will be exercising its rights of first refusal to buy properties. “We know the housing shortage has hit Montreal hard» 

Economy, Environment

Quebec and Cree Nation governments sign long-term economic deal

The Québec and Cree Nation governments have signed and agreed to a Memorandium of Understanding to ensure economic and social development and stability in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region, according to a press release from the premier’s cabinet. The» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Author Desmond Cole on the Black experience in Canada

Toronto resident Desmond Cole, is an activist and journalist. He wrote an article in 2015 about the many times he had been stopped by police and interrogated on the street. The article in Toronto Life was a spark that brought»