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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 »

International, Politics

Canada loses bid for UN Security Council seat

Canada lost its high-profile bid to secure a coveted seat at the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday despite last-ditch efforts by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne to lobby world leaders. Trudeau spoke with dozens »

International, Politics

Canada to have ‘strong voice’ with or without UN Security Council seat: Trudeau

Canada will remain a major player on the international scene no matter whether it gets elected to the United Nations Security Council or not, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday as the country awaited results of the closely watched vote »

Politics, Society

Canada History: 28 Jan, 1916: Manitoba is the first to grant the vote to women.

Roughly 120 years ago, Canada was starting to feel the effects of an international social upheaval. Women around the world were demanding the right to vote in elections. Although there had been stirrings of a women’s voting movement long before, »

International, Politics

U.N. vote: Canada makes major policy shift on Israel-Palestine

In a surprise move this week, Canada broke from a long-standing policy on Isreal and voted in favour of a U.N. motion condemning Israeli “occupation” of Palestinian claimed territory. Especially since 2006 under Conservative leader Stephen Harper Canada has voted »

International, Politics

How, why, and for whom Canadians voted in the election

Last minute decisions, and a lesson for Americans? Two recent post election surveys in Canada came up with relatively similar results. According to a Leger poll, it seems up to a third of voters didn’t vote in favour of a »

Politics

More than 4.7M Canadians voted in advance polls, says Elections Canada

More than 4.7 million Canadians voted in the advance polls held across the country from Oct. 11 to 14, Elections Canada said Tuesday. The total of votes cast during this advance poll period was 29 per cent higher than in the 2015 »

Politics, Society

List of countries where Canadian expats live disclosed for security reasons

In a new effort to limit the risk of foreign interference, Elections Canada unveils, for the first time, the list of countries where Canadians who are part of the International Register of Electors live. Now, any Canadian expatriate qualified to »

Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Study shows Canadians tend to be polarised, but not because of social media

If we look at elections around the world, social media seems to play an important role in influencing citizens’ voting, but this does not seem to be the case in Canada. This is the finding of a new report on »

Society

Worst roads campaign may elicit improvements

A not-for-profit auto club, the CAA, has kicked off its annual worst roads campaign to help authorities understand what road improvements are most urgently needed in the province of Ontario. The CAA is inviting motorists, cyclists and pedestrians alike to »