Time to go home, Ottawa mayor tells Freedom Convoy protesters
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said it is time for the Freedom Convoy protesters to pack up their trucks and head home.
Canada should deter speculation by foreign-owned giants, reap grassroots growth through cannabis review
Three years after its legalization, Canada’s cannabis industry is being reviewed. The government should use this opportunity to encourage local growth.
Health Canada’s proposed ban on flavoured vapes has opponents decrying impact on former smokers
The smell of cotton candy and blue raspberry wafted outside the Château Laurier in late November as Canada’s 44th parliament opened its first session nearby — and no, there wasn’t a fair in town to celebrate. Instead, dozens of vapers — enough to displace sidewalk traffic in front of the grand hotel, directly across from the temporary Senate chambers at…
Kanata martial arts academy fights violence against women by promoting self-defence skills
One in three women have been abused in their lifetime, according to the UN. This number typically increases in times of crisis, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pandemic, Throne Speech raise awareness around mental health
With a heightened awareness around mental health both at the provincial and federal level as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and Throne Speech, new policies and programs are being considered in an effort to improve mental health.
Trials show video games have potential to ease Canada’s paediatric mental health-care crisis
As children’s mental healthcare becomes harder to access in Canada, video games could be the solution to getting treatment to kids who need it.
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As Canada’s coat of arms turns 100, Nunavut MP urges redesign to include Indigenous Peoples, Arctic Ocean
As Canada’s coat of arms turns 100, some say it’s worth revising to be more inclusive of Indigenous peoples..
Liberals’ rent-to-own policy proposal ‘nibbling at edge’ of housing affordability problem: expert
The rent-to-own program proposed by the Liberals may not be enough to make housing more affordable for Ottawa residents.
First Nations decry impact on their languages as public talks begin on Quebec bill to protect French
This month the National Assembly of Quebec held public consultations on the controversial Bill 96. Minority language advocates point to the bill’s discriminatory nature.
Truth and Reconciliation in focus: Marking a solemn national day of remembrance and hope
Indigenous Peoples and allies gather in Ottawa for a day of reflection and education.
Despite predictions and the pandemic Canadians not voting by mail in great numbers
Despite the pandemic, so far it looks like special ballots will not come close to the five million originally expected by Elections Canada.