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Federal election 2019, Politics

Party leaders debate climate, deficits, secularism and relations with China

The leaders of Canada’s six major political parties faced off in the final debate of the 2019 federal election Thursday evening as they jostled to improve their position entering the final lap of the campaign. Thursday’s debate was the second »

Federal election 2019, Politics

Fact checking federal party leaders’ claims from the English-language debate

Canada’s six main federal party leaders clashed Monday evening in a two-hour English-language debate. As expected, the wide-ranging discussion was full of personal barbs and attacks of each other’s policies. Federal leaders clash in debate long on personal attacks and »

Federal election 2019, Politics

Four party leaders clash in French-language debate

Four of the major party leaders squared off Wednesday night in a French-language debate that saw them clash over a wide range of topics from abortion rights, federal finances, climate change and the controversial Quebec secularism law among other things. »

Federal election 2019, Politics

4 federal party leaders to face off during French language debate

With nearly half of the campaign behind them, four federal leaders will take the stage in Montreal tonight for the first debate to feature Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. Conservative Andrew Scheer, New Democrat Jagmeet Singh, and Yves-Francois Blanchet of the »

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 »

Highlights, 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 & 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 »