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Republicans, Democrats in bitter fight over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat

In the News   |   September 21, 2020

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U.S. President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats are in a fierce battle over the Supreme Court seat left empty by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a fight that could upend the presidential race little... read more

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Ignorance is bliss

Cartoons   |   September 18, 2020

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President Trump has poured scorn on scientists, contradicting their advice on the pandemic and saying 'they don't really know' whether humans cause climate change.

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WE Charity closing Canadian operations, Kielburgers leaving organization

In the News   |   September 10, 2020

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WE Charity is shuttering its Canadian operations and the group’s founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger, will leave the organization entirely, in a dramatic reversal of fortune for the two brothers. The surprise announcement came Wednesday.... read more

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Two Myanmar soldiers who corroborated Rohingya atrocities now at The Hague

In the News   |   September 9, 2020

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Two former Myanmar soldiers, who said they were ordered to “kill all you see” during the military’s 2017 operation against the country’s Rohingya population, are now in The Hague, where they are expected to play... read more

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Residential school system to be recognized as matter of national historic significance

In the News   |   September 1, 2020

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Ottawa will recognize Canada’s residential school system on Tuesday as a matter of national historic significance while two former residential schools, one in Manitoba and one in Nova Scotia, will be named national historic sites.... read more

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NBA teams boycott playoff games in united protests against police brutality, racism

In the News   |   August 27, 2020

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Saying they’re fed up with systemic racism and police brutality against Black people, rival teams across the National Basketball Association boycotted their playoff games on Wednesday in a bold and united protest. After news of... read more

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Political parties intensifying efforts with prospect of federal election

In the News   |   August 25, 2020

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Political parties of all stripes have gone into preparation mode in anticipation of an election that could be called in just a few weeks. Early Monday, the Conservatives named Erin O’Toole as their new leader,... read more

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Trudeau prorogues Parliament until Sept. 23 after appointing Chrystia Freeland Finance Minister

In the News   |   August 19, 2020

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prorogued Parliament Tuesday, saying he needs a Throne Speech to launch a new recovery plan and insisting the move is consistent with his party’s pledge not to misuse the procedural move.... read more

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau resigns, insists he was not pushed by Trudeau

In the News   |   August 18, 2020

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau resigned suddenly from the Trudeau cabinet Monday evening, saying he never intended to run in the next election and that a new finance minister is needed to oversee the long-term economic... read more

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Biden announces California Senator Kamala Harris as running mate in historic nomination

In the News   |   August 12, 2020

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Joe Biden announced California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate Tuesday in a historic nomination that puts the first woman of colour on a presidential ticket. In Ms. Harris, 55, Mr. Biden has chosen... read more

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How neglected cargo became a ‘ticking time bomb’ in Beirut

In the News   |   August 6, 2020

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Explosives experts say 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate removed from a vessel impounded in 2013 and abandoned by its Russian owner was long considered dangerous before a welding accident caused it to explode. The series... read more

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Lebanese Canadians suffer anxious wait for news after tragedy in Beirut

In the News   |   August 5, 2020

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Moe Hamandi’s sister was in her kitchen in Beirut when she felt a rumble. The tremor made her move to her living room as a loud blast blew up her kitchen’s windows, and she barely... read more

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Nova Scotia, Ottawa now say they will support public inquiry into mass shooting

In the News   |   July 29, 2020

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The federal government has bowed to political pressure and will support a public inquiry into Canada’s deadliest mass shooting, after being backed into a corner by Nova Scotia – where opposition to a closed-door review became... read more

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Unions protest University of Toronto’s fall plans for in-person classes

In the News   |   July 28, 2020

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University of Toronto faculty and staff unions are protesting the university’s plans for in-person classes in the fall, which contrast with other Ontario institutions that have chosen to teach the semester online. The unions fear... read more

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Privy Council ‘concerned’ about claims surrounding Julie Payette

In the News   |   July 23, 2020

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The Privy Council Office said on Wednesday it is “very concerned” about allegations of inappropriate workplace behaviour against Governor-General Julie Payette as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced calls to address the matter. “Harassment has no... read more

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