Highlights / politics

Society

British Columbia introduces legislation aimed at fighting gun violence

A new bill proposed by the British Columbia government on Wednesday aims to curb gun violence and make the province’s streets safer. If passed, the Firearm Violence Protection Act would make it harder for gang members to buy, transport or »

Society

Quebec Premier François Legault calls out “radical activists” in Facebook post

In a Facebook post on Saturday, Quebec Premier François Legault went after what he called “radical activists” who he said are trying to censor certain words and works. In the post, Legault called the freedom of expression a pillar of »

Health

New Democratic Party calls for end to for-profit long-term care homes

Canada’s New Democratic Party has called for an end to for-profit long term care homes and to implement a care guarantee that aims to protect people in long-term care and the workers that care for them. In an announcement on »

Health, International, Politics

Mandatory COVID-19 testing coming to Toronto Pearson International Airport

All international travellers arriving at the Toronto Pearson International Airport will be required to take a COVID-19 test. Ontario Premier Doug Ford made the announcement on Friday as part of the province’s action plan to stop the spread of new »

Economy, Society

City of Toronto likely to extend bylaws to reduce spread of COVID-19

Toronto, Canada’s largest city, appears likely to extend temporary bylaws that mandate masks in indoor spaces as well and physical distancing measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In a report that will go to Toronto city council next week, »

Politics, Society

Survey: Canadians concerned with online hate speech and extremism

Canadians are concerned about the rise of online hate speech and extremism, according to a new survey conducted by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and Abacus Data. The survey, published Monday, was conducted with 2,000 Canadian residents from Jan. 15 »

Politics

Canada’s minority Liberal government survives first confidence vote

While many analysts questioned the motive behind Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s reason and need to prorogue Parliament last month, it was deemed a risky political move for a minority government. The start of a new session, and speech from the »

Uncategorized

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole tests positive for COVID-19

The leader of Canada’s Conservative Party Erin O’Toole tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.  “This evening, Erin O’Toole received a positive test result for COVID-19,” the Conservative party said in a statement. “He is very relieved that his wife and »

Society

The Quebec town of Asbestos set to change name next month

The citizens of Asbestos, Québec, will vote on the new name of the town in October. According to an announcement made by Asbestos Mayor Hugues Grimard at a city council meeting on Monday night, the four options for a new »

Society

British Columbia approves municipal bans on single use plastics

The British Columbia government is moving towards banning single-use plastics in a number of municipalities within the province in order to prevent plastic waste from polluting communities, shorelines and landfills. According to a news release from B.C. on Saturday, the »