Highlights / Federal election 2015


Google and the French media alliance reach agreement to pay for news content

– News content includes summary and reuse Alliance de la Presse d’Information Générale (APIG), a French media alliance organization, announced an agreement with Google on the use of media content. The news of agreement was jointly announced by Google and »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Climate change will challenge new minority government

In Canada’s federal election, 63 per cent of voters chose parties with strong platforms on mitigating climate change. The Liberal Party will form the government but, since it does not have a majority of seats, it will have to seek »

Politics, Society

Youth voter turnout up sharply in 2015 election

The Liberal Party spent more than four times than the Conservatives did on digital advertising and voter contact in last October’s federal election, and it appears that paid off. The Liberals were voted into office with a comfortable majority in »

Politics, Society

Youth vote played a big role in election win: poll

A coalition of students groups says young voters were critical to the Liberal party’s majority victory in Canada’s October 2015 election based on a survey it commissioned from Abacus Data. Canadians between the ages of 18 and 25 turned out »

Politics, Society

Political party rejects leader, suffers division

The New Democratic Party voted to change leaders during a divisive policy convention on the weekend of April 9-10, 2016. The NDP is the farthest left of Canada’s major political parties, although a leading political scientist says that, by international »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau frank and funny with Katie Couric

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau shared her views on everything from breastfeeding to women in politics with American journalist Katie Couric in an interview released today on Yahoo. Displaying the candour that Canadians are becoming accustomed to, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, described herself as »

Economy, Politics, Society

NDP president says party played too safe in election

The president of Canada’s left-wing New Democratic Party says the party fell from the official opposition to third-party status in last October’s election because the party played things too safe. After winning 103 seats in 2011, the NDP won just 44 »

Economy, Highlights, Politics

Canadian Parliament resumes with new government

Although Canada’s new government was elected in October and did sit briefly before the Christmas/New Year break, today, January 25th,  marks the first full sitting of Parliament. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the interval has been touring several countries and »

Highlights, Politics, Society

Awareness campaign and challenge to Canadian “security” bill C-51

It’s known more commonly as “the anti-terrorism act” and was passed into law last year by the former Conservative government. Bill C-51’s official, long and complicated name is, “An Act to enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and »

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Alaska, COP21& the Arctic Council: 2015 Year in Review (Part 2)

2015 has drawn to a close which means Eye on the Arctic is looking back at the year’s news and events with some of our experts from around the globe. That’s when we check in with them for their views on all »