Election 2021: Federal role in providing affordable housing and ending homelessness a key election issue, advocates say
Regardless of which party wins the election, the next federal government needs to address housing and homelessness issues in Canada.
In their own words: Meet seven young voters who have something to say about the federal election
Capital Current spoke to young voters about why they’re planning to show up to vote on Sept. 20, and what issues matter the most to them.
Election 2021: A century after founding, Canada’s Communists push reform not revolution
The Communist Party of Canada has been around for a 100 years. Despite its progressive policies, the party has never gained a strong foothold in Canadian politics. Experts and party leaders explain why and what the party is hoping for the upcoming election.
National organizations push for universal income to be a hot election topic
Canada’s basic income organizations and activists are pushing for universal basic income to be a priority issue in the federal election.
Trudeau calls a pandemic election for Sept. 20
The country will now experience a federal election during a pandemic. People will vote Sept. 20.
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.