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Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Long-form census is coming back

Canada’s new government is bringing back the mandatory long-form census. The day after being sworn in to office, the new minister of innovation, science and economic development Navdeep Singh Bains made good on his Liberal Party’s election promise. ‘Without reliable »

Politics, Society

Canadians vote liberal, oust right-wing government

Stephen Harper and his Conservative government were soundly defeated in the October 19th federal election and will be replaced by Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party. Public opinion surveys had pegged the two parties and the left-of-centre New Democratic Party »

Politics

Distorted election ads annoy ethnic communities

Conservative Party advertising targeting Chinese and Punjabi-speaking voters claims that Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau supports the sale of marijuana to children, the expansion of safe injection sites and the establishment of neighbourhood brothels. The attack ads include misleading claims »

Arts & Entertainment, Politics, Society

Liberals promise to restore CBC and arts funding

The Liberal Party is promising $380 million in funding for the arts if it is elected to form Canada’s next government on October 19th. Leader Justin Trudeau also says he would reverse the $115-million-dollar annual cut in funding that the »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Liberal leader promises green investment

On the federal election campaign trail, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau promised that if elected, his party would invest nearly six-billion-dollars over the next four years in environment-friendly infrastructure. That would be part of almost 20-billion that would be spent over »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Arctic week in review: Canadian province of Quebec announces plan for northern development

The Canadian province of Quebec announced an ambitious plan to develop its northern region on Wednesday, putting the Arctic back in the province’s political spotlight. Details of the project, titled Plan Nord, were unveiled in Montreal by Quebec premier Philippe Couillard »

Politics

Liberal leader elected, will return to Quebec provincial legislature

The leader of the Official Opposition Liberal Party in Canada’s second most populous province of Quebec won a by-election Monday (December 9) and will now be able to sit in the Quebec National Assembly. Philippe Couillard was a former health »

Politics

MP Bob Rae resigns to devote his time to First Nations issues

Longtime politician Bob Rae announced Wednesday (June 19) that he was leaving politics to return to his original profession of lawyer and mediator to work on First Nation Indigenous issues. The Liberal opposition Member of Parliament had been interim party »

Politics

Justin Trudeau, son of former PM, elected leader of Liberal Party of Canada

Promising hope, and buoyed by positive public opinion polls, Justin Trudeau was elected leader of the opposition Liberal Party of Canada on Sunday (April 14). He was elected in a week long vote that ended Sunday afternoon. Unlike previous elections, in »

International, Politics

Politics Today – April 14, 2013

On this edition of Politics Today RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda focused on Canada’s two main opposition parties, the Liberals and the NDP. The Liberal Party of Canada is choosing a new leader in a pan-Canadian vote that ends on Sunday. Meanwhile, in Montreal, »