Migrants, refugees call on the federal government for meaningful immigration reform allowing access to permanent residency
Hundreds of protesters marched in Ottawa on Sunday calling for change in the way Canada treats migrants.
Residents, expert remain concerned about cat killings
Some residents in Ottawa’s west end remain concerned about a recent spate of cat killings. They dispute the Ottawa Police conclusion that a coyote was responsible.
‘Reno-viction’ rage: Tenants demand policies to protect low-income renters in Ottawa
ACORN members and tenants rally at Ottawa City Hall demanding anti-displacement policies to protect low-income residents from reno-victions.
CBC faces demands from protesters for fair coverage of Palestine
Earlier this week, a crowd gathered outside of CBC Ottawa’s headquarters on Queen Street in what could be the first of several protests against the corporation’s coverage of Palestine. More than 150 attended the rally organized by the Facebook group, CBC Palestine, which has been created to address what it describes as an “anti-Palestinian bias at the CBC as well…
Cornerstone site uncertainty sheds light on pandemic effect on shelters
Cornerstone Housing for Women’s urgent need to find a new site highlights the lack of security and safety vulnerable women and gender diverse people are facing amid the pandemic.
Graduating students, parents disappointed school boards not holding outdoor grads
Some Ottawa high school students and their parents are disappointed at what they describe as a lack of effort on the part of Ottawa’s two largest school boards to hold in-person graduation celebrations despite permission from the Ontario government to do so. With graduation a few weeks away, these students and parents say while the decisions are unsurprising after a…
Supreme Court declares federal carbon pricing constitutional and climate change a national concern
The Trudeau government is moving ahead with a national regime to ensure every province and territory has legislation in place to impose minimum carbon pricing standards to limit greenhouse gas emissions after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a federal law is constitutional. In its decision, the 6-3 majority concluded climate change “poses an existential threat to human life…
Students, businesses bracing for O-Train closure in May
With the O-Train’s closure extended to more than two years, businesses and residents relying on the transit are left concerned.