Groups decry lack of ‘targeted supports’ for post-secondary students in Ontario’s COVID-recovery budget
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to create financial distress for millions of Ontario residents, some groups say post-secondary students have been left to fend for themselves financially despite the recent provincial budget promises to provide support in the post-pandemic recovery. Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy outlines a plan…
Time for a rethink: Springing forward has health effects on Canadians, experts say
Every time we “spring forward” or “fall back” and reset our clocks, how much does losing or gaining an hour of sleep really affect us?
Amid pandemic lockdown, social media campaign dominates virtual Carleton student elections
COVID-19 meant that this year’s election for the Carleton University Students’ Association was a virtual affair.
Ahead of historic inauguration of new U.S. president, dystopian scenes from a riot-rattled Washington
The threat of renewed violence has been hanging over Washington, D.C. since rioters supporting U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6. On the eve of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, Capital Current correspondent Graham Swaney captured scenes from the American capital and asked residents…
‘It’s about time’: Black Canadians cheer rise of Kamala Harris to U.S. vice-presidency
Black Canadians are applauding the victory of Kamala Harris as the first Black, South Asian woman to be the U.S. vice-president.
Carleton student Cihan Erdal now detained in Turkey for three months
There is a campaign underway to obtain the release of Carleton student and Canadian permanent resident Cihan Erdal who has been detained in Turkey for three months.
Senator takes a fresh run at lowering Canada’s federal voting age
A Manitoba senator is trying to get the voting age lowered in Canada.
Fiscally united, socially divided: Federal Conservatives struggle to maintain harmony in party’s ‘big tent’
The Conservative Party of Canada is navigating a tricky political path as new leader Erin O’Toole seeks to attract centrist voters while not alienating social conservatives.
Despite public concerns, council to vote on 10-year extension of OSEG’s Landsowne deal
On Wednesday, Ottawa City Council will decide whether to help the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group navigate the financial pressures of running Lansdowne Park through the pandemic and beyond.
Committee approves compromise in dispute over redrawing of Cumberland ward boundary
The city’s finance and development committee has approved changes to ward boundaries with will see the creation of a 24th ward.