Activists urging Canada to shut the door on trade in elephant ivory
Elephant activists call for ban on the elephant ivory trade in Canada
Memorial University tuition hikes leave many students worried about pursuing post-secondary education
“It’s a situation where both the university, and government point to each other and say, ‘it’s not our fault’,” says Kat McLaughlin, chairperson at the Canadian Federation of Students Newfoundland and Labrador
RoseAnne Archibald becomes first woman to lead Assembly of First Nations
Roseanne Archibald of Ontario becomes the first woman to lead the Assembly of First Nations.
Nova Scotia to ban police memorabilia one year after 22 died in mass shooting
Eleven months after the deadly mass shooting in Nova Scotia, legislation has been created to strengthen laws on impersonating police.
Decades of arsenic poisoning produced by Giant Mine has caused irreversible damage to Dene First Nation land
The federal government moves forward with discussions of compensation for Yellowknife Dene First Nation, for the decades of arsenic poisoning caused by Giant Mine.
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…
Federal leaders mark the bitter anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic
Canadian Prime minister Justin Trudeau marks March 11 as a day to commemorate those who lost their lives and were affected by COVID-19.
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.
‘Names Hurt’: Confronting the embedded racism in Ottawa streets and landmarks linked to slavery
In the wake of the North America-wide anti-racism protests spawned by the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, Canada has seen a growing movement to highlight systems of oppression and systemic racism. As a part of this, citizens have begun to question the symbols around Canadian cities that honour racist figures and they are pushing for renaming’s.