Highlights / campaign

Economy, Society

Tax the Rich campaign urges Canadians to act

The Canadian government is asking the public to go online and suggest how it should spend money to “jumpstart the country’s economic recovery” from the effects of the pandemic. A coalition is suggesting Canadians fill in the government’s online questionnaire »

Environment & Animal Life, Health

Canadians say nature provides relief in pandemic

A public opinion poll found that 94 per cent of respondents said time spent in nature has helped to relieve the stress and anxiety they feel during Canada’s second wave of the pandemic. More than 85 per cent said access »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Society

Historic Quebec City invites tourists to visit virtually

Tourists visiting Quebec City would normally spend about $2 billion there each year and the tourism industry would account for about 40,700 jobs. Figures for 2020 are not available, but it is clear pandemic restrictions have drastically reduced those numbers »

Health, Society

Bold campaign launched to fight heart disease and stroke

The non-profit Canada’s Heart & Stroke Foundation has launched a bold campaign focused on supporting survivors of cardiovascular disease and driving research. Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada. About one in 12 adults lives with »

Economy, Society

Vancouver pilot project to increase access to transit for low income earners

A pilot project to increase access to transit for low-income residents in the city of Vancouver was approved by the city council on Tuesday. The approved pilot project is a reduced fare transit program that is looking to design, test, »

Health

Heart & Stroke Foundation launches campaign against youth vaping

The Heart & Stroke Foundation is urging Canadians to reach out to the federal government and ask them to take action to restrict the amount of flavours and limit the amount of nicotine in vapes through its new campaign to »

Internet, Science & Technology

Kids Code Jeunesse launches campaign to teach children about algorithms

In our digital world, algorithms play a big role in how people consume and experience the internet.  That is why Kids Code Jeunesse alongside the Canadian Commission to the United Nations Education Science and Cultural Organization launched the Algorithm Literacy »

Arts & Entertainment, Health, International

Soprano superstar’s brush with death leads to heart and stroke campaign

Measha Brueggergosman is a world renowned opera star.  In 2009, following an incident, an emergency MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) resulted in immediate surgery on an aortic tear that saved her life. This year after finishing a series of concerts with »

Health, Society

Organ donor? No traffic ticket

It’s called “second chance”. Police in Calgary Alberta have joined with other forces in California in a programme to encourage organ donation. Instead of a costly ticket for offences like an illegal U-turn, or a parking violation or others at »

Politics, Society

Election adverts in Canada – first salvoes fired

With Canada’s general election still several months away in October, the political parties are well into election mode already. Leaders and other members of the various parties have already begun to hold public meetings across Canada. Advertisements have begun as »