Following years of lobbying, the Senate of Canada has voted to make our national anthem gender-neutral. While opposed by some Conservative members of the chamber and doubtlessly by a large number of Canadians, the change is actually a return to the original anthem written in 1908. The official version
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the Liberal National Caucus in Ottawa. Despite having cleared the halfway point of their mandate, the governing Liberal Party has maintained its lead over the Conservatives, according to the first poll of 2018 performed by Abacus Data. Support for the party has
This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. Read the full text of President Trump’s first State of the Union address as it was prepared for delivery below.
Earlier this month, the National Council of Canadian Muslims asked the government of Quebec and the federal government to mark January 29th as a day against Islamophobia. The date marks the anniversary of the Quebec mosque shooting that killed 6 and wounded 19 as they were ending their evening prayers
Canadians awakened to some shocking news yesterday morning as the venerable New York Times listed Saskatoon, Sask. as one of it’s 52 places to visit in 2018. While being the only Canadian city to make the cut, the paper of record highlights some new attractions that the country’s 16th-largest city has
2017 was a big year for news – which means it was also a big year for British newspapers. Whether it was Brexit, sexism, or the General Election, the papers always had a front page ready to capture the national conversation. Some of these were loved, but most caused a storm in what was a whirlwind year
Canada’s cities and provinces have been demanding a larger share of the tax revenue from the legalized sale of marijuana. When the first concrete details of Canada’s legal marijuana regime came to light, one of the key pieces of the framework was a 50-50 split in excise tax revenues between the provinces
As Canada prepares for the legalization of marijuana on July 1, 2018, countless questions remain on how regulations surrounding the process and how laws will be enforced. A recent poll by an Ontario chapter of the Canadian Automobile Association revealed 52 per cent of drivers feel they are worse drivers
This year’s flu vaccine may be almost ineffectual. The flu season is finally upon us, but recent reports revealed that this year’s flu shot may be ineffective. Reports coming out of Australia, where the yearly flu strikes first, indicate 93,000 cases of H3N2, a subtype of influenza A. That’s more than
Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, authors of the just-published campaign memoir “Let Trump Be Trump,” describe the president’s loyalty in glowing terms – notwithstanding that Lewandowski was fired during the campaign and that neither of them received the high-level White House jobs they were promised
As NAFTA negotiations stall over increasingly irreconcilable differences between the Canada and Mexico on the one hand, and the U.S. on the other, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pushed Canada to embrace free trade deals with other countries and economic blocs. The implementation of CETA, parts of
The issue of free speech, particularly on university campuses, has emerged as a political lightning rod in the past couple of years, with both the political left and right accusing each other of abusing a basic right for their own ends. On the left, accusations are made that the right wants to legitimize
For almost 30 years Canadians have grown up in an economic system defined by the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement, the precursor to the North American Free Trade Agreement. The 1988 election would be the last fought over a single national issue. The issue: whether or not Canada should sign
Members of Justin Trudeau’s cabinet after being sworn in at Rideau Hall in Ottawa in 2015. Canadians appear to be largely unfamiliar with who heads their government ministries. Aside from the omnipresent Justin Trudeau, the public is unaware of two-thirds of the Liberal government’s 30 cabinet ministers
The red poppy has been an enduring symbol of remembrance for Canada’s war dead for generations. Due to the efforts of Frenchwoman Anne Guerin, the first “poppy day” in both Canada and the UK took place on November 11, 1921. Its significance comes with the request to not alter or modify it in any way
A poll by Abacus Data revealed that 53 per cent of Canadian women say they have experienced unwanted sexual pressure. As revelations of a culture of blatant sexual harassment continues to buffet high-profile male figures in Hollywood, a new poll revealed that Canada has its own streak of sexual harassment
Quebec has passed Bill 62, which bars people with face coverings from receiving government services. The bill was proposed by Quebec Liberal Party leader Philippe Couillard during the 2014 provincial election. The governing Parti Quebecois’ had promised to ban all obvious religious symbols if re-elected
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was warmly welcomed in Washington, D.C. as he attended the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. It was his first event upon arriving yesterday in Washington for a two day trip that includes meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Trudeau looked comfortable in his surroundings
A firsthand account of the drama that unfolded during Oct. 7-9, 2016, from the release of the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape to the second presidential debate — and everything in between.
"64 hours in October" is a firsthand account of the drama that unfolded, Oct. 7-9, 2016, from the release of the infamous Access Hollywood tape to the second presidential debate — and everything in between.
Semi-automatic rifles are seen for sale in a gun shop in Las Vegas. After 59 people were killed at a country music festival in Las Vegas, the conversation around gun control in the United States may have changed. “It strikes me as odd that it’s illegal to convert a semi-automatic weapon to an automatic
With yet another mass shooting taking the lives of innocent bystanders in the United States, apprehension about being caught up in a similar event is inevitable. Ultimately though, while the chance of a mass shooting taking place in Canada is much rarer, it’s important to keep some basic tips in mind