Highlights/debate

International, Society

Critics want debate with Bannon cancelled

Community groups and some politicians called for the cancellation of a debate in which Steve Bannon will defend populism. They believe the former Trump strategist should not have a platform to express his extreme views and that they contribute to» 

Gun control debate reignited by Toronto shooting rampage

Following the shooting spree that killed two people and injured 13 on July 22, 2018 in Toronto, city council asked the federal government to ban the sale of handguns and ammunition in the city. It also wants the government to» 

Politics, Society

Swastika name will stay

A small street in a small town in southern Ontario is making big news. It’s all because of the street name. Swastika Trail in Puslinch, Ont., a privately owned street was named a century ago when the crooked cross symbol» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Some scientists seek to revive Pluto’s status as a planet

In 2006, Pluto lost its status as a planet and now some NASA scientists want to redefine the term “planet” so that Pluto would again be considered to be one. The debate over this is fraught. Artists’ renditions of the» 

International, Politics, Society

Controversial government debate on “Islamophobia”

A Liberal government motion to condemn Islamophobia is set to begin in a few hours. It’s expected to be a heated debate. Liberal Member of Parliament Iqra Khalid who is originally from Pakistan, and now represents a Mississauga riding (near» 

International, Politics

UN choosing new secretary-general is more transparent

The United Nations must find a new secretary-general and it has made the process much more open with events such as a public debate between candidates held last night. ‘Historically…a very, very opaque process’ “Historically, secretaries-general at the UN have» 

Politics, Society

New leaders’ debates hard for voters to access

Small, narrowly-focussed debates between candidates seeking election to lead Canada “may be detrimental to democracy,” says David Nayman, a professor of journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto. These have been a feature of the current election campaign, leading up to»