Highlights / controversy

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Do we trust science? McGill professor weighs in

A recent study suggested there was not enough evidence to prove that people should avoid eating red meat and processed meats. This ran contrary to previous studies which have, for years, suggested that  consumption of these meats should be reduced» 

Arts and Entertainment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Architecture- more controversy in Canada

Even as a dispute over an addition to the iconic Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa continues, another architectural debate has sprung up in western Canada. |n the city of Edmonton, capital of the province of Alberta, residents were expecting a» 

Economy, Politics

Criminal Charges withdrawn against high-ranking military officer (interview)

The Crown has withdrawn criminal charges of breach of trust against the Royal Canadian Navy Vice Admiral Mark Norman. The case involves the stop-gap purchase and conversion of a cargo-ship into a naval re-supply vessel. The officer was accused of» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

U.S tv cartoon The Simpsons goes sour in Canada

The animated series The Simpsons has been one of the most popular shows on American television and is now in its 30th season.. The show has skirted controversy before in various episodes, and the latest episode is part of a» 

Politics

Prime minister denies political interference in SNC-Lavalin affair

Former Attorney-General and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said she faced inappropriate political pressure from the prime minister and other high level officials to interfere in the criminal prosecution of engineering firm, SNC-Lavalin. In a lengthy, detailed presentation to the justice» 

Politics, Society

Revisiting the controversy of Sir John A. Macdonald

For most of Canada’s history, Sir John A Macdonald has been revered as the father of Confederation, the man who in large part created the country out of disparate British colonies. In recent years, his reputation has come under fire» 

Politics, Society

More on the Macdonald controversy in Canada

In recent years there has been much media attention to groups seeking to change the historic narrative of the founder of Canada, Sir John A Macdonald. Because of his involvement in creating the residential school system there have been calls» 

Politics

Canadian politician fights back against sex misconduct claims

The central province of Ontario is Canada’s second largest at over a million square kilometre. It is however the most populous and governing Ontario is serious business. An election is coming up in June in the province in which the» 

Society

Outrage in Canada over pronunciation of names at Olympics

The uproar over the pronunciation of the names of some of Canada’s hockey players at the Olympics speaks volumes about English French language tensions in this country. High-level politicians expressed outrage that a play-by-play announcer was told that some of» 

Politics

Opposition calls on finance minister to resign

The leader of Canada’s official opposition Conservative Party, Andre Scheer has called on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to resign. And if he won’t resign, Scheer says the prime minister should remove him. This is the culmination of weeks of controversy»