Ottawa’s homelessness plan coming up short
Ottawa city council passed a bill in 2013, marking the start of a campaign to combat homelessness. We check in on the plans progress three years in.
Swimming in sewage: Ottawa River’s wastewater problem
By Cassandra Plourde | As of September 2017, over 1,400 million litres of sewage and stormwater overflowed from the capital into the Ottawa River, report finds.
Ottawa homelessness experts say federal funding needs better allocation
By Amber Davison | Many housing and homeless support experts in Ottawa agree that the government's new housing strategy is a great first step.
National Indigenous inquiry deemed “Underway with challenges”
By Megan Sibley l Federal Government tracker deems anticipated inquiry in to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls "underway with challenges."
Environmental investments in 2017 budget get mixed reviews
On March 22, the federal government introduced the second budget of Justin Trudeau’s mandate. Building on their campaign promise to prioritize environmental action, Finance Minister Bill Morneau made green investment a featured item in the 2017 budget. A...
Federal government to make flexible work a legal right
By Lucy Juneau and Drew May | The Canadian government is amending the Canada Labour Code and will make flexible employment a right to all federally regulated workers.