Public Service Alliance begins bargaining for new contract with protest over Phoenix pay crisis
PSAC begins a new round of bargaining for a contract and marks it with a protest over the Phoenix pay fiasco.
Canada is somewhat back: The marginalization of federal foreign policy
Nearly a decade of Conservative rule and the unexpected election of Donald Trump in 2016 have had an impact on Canada’s foreign policy agenda.
Pressure builds to protect endangered Indigenous languages
A look at Canada’s disappearing Indigenous languages and what Bill S-212 is trying to do to help keep them alive.
Ottawa craft breweries slam “unsustainable” Buck-a-Beer
Ontario Premier Doug Ford introduced the Buck-a-Beer incentive program in August, but the feasibility of lowering prices is keeping Ontario’s craft breweries on the sidelines.
Those bright white streetlights are part of Ottawa’s conversion to LED
More than half of the city’s streetlights have been converted to LED, but there are concerns that blue-white LEDs are not the right choice.
Ottawa’s deaf community calls for official recognition of sign language
Ottawa’s deaf community wants to see sign languages officially recognized by the federal government in a new piece of
legislation aimed at reducing barriers for people with disabilities.
Carleton campus latest to be targeted by racist posters
Posters reading “It’s okay to be white” have been found throughout the city, including Carleton University campus.
Students in limbo after uOttawa announces plans to end student union contract
In an unprecedented move, the University of Ottawa has decided to terminate the student federation without student consultation. The future of clubs, services, and student-run businesses remains up in the air.
Ottawa elects more women to council, falls short on diversity
On Oct. 22, Ottawa residents elected four more women to join three incumbents at City Hall. Meanwhile two minority councillors were defeated cutting in half the number on council.
Ottawa voter turnout up from 2014
The 2018 election turnout was 42.55 per cent, topping 2014’s 39.93 per cent.
Sex-ed curriculum inspired campaign of first transgender school board trustee
Lyra Evans believes that good sex-education saves lives, and vowed to fight for a modernized sex-ed curriculum throughout a winning campaign in Zone 9 of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.
Watson handily wins another term as mayor of Ottawa
Incumbent mayor Jim Watson has won a third consecutive term of office after soundly defeating his main opponent, Clive Doucet in Monday’s municipal elections.