Happy birthday fellow citizens! We celebrated 150 years as the country known as Canada. Our government threw a huge party up on Parliament Hill, and wrapped it up that evening with 20 minutes of dazzling fireworks. I have added swing music, making the experience even more [continue reading].
Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau brought a youthful exuberance to our country’s 150th Birthday party on Parliament Hill, July 1st, 2017. His message: It doesn’t matter how you got here, because once you arrive, and can proudly say, “I am [continue reading].
The Law Society of Upper Canada’s selection of the imprisoned Saudi human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair for its 2016 Human Rights Award highlights Saudi Arabia’s brutal repression of peaceful activists and dissidents, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi authorities [continue reading].
Does this look like a jeep to you? Even on the rugged, back roads of Canada – THAT is NOT a JEEP! Back in 2014, the Harper government shook hands on a $15-billion deal to sell, what Trudeau later referred to as “lightly armed jeeps,” to Saudi Arabia. However, [continue reading].
It was on International Women’s Day, thanks to a petition started by Merna Forster on change.org, that a public consultation was launched to select an iconic Canadian woman to be featured on the first bank note in Bank of Canada’s next series. Over 460 iconic Canadian [continue reading].
Today, Canada is hosting the North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa, in order to take coordinated action that will create sustainable economic growth, help transition to a low carbon economy, and provide better opportunities for Canadians, Americans, and Mexicans alike. [continue reading].
The Government of Canada announced in a press release today, “that it has made it a top priority to re-establish and strengthen our relationship with one of our most important partners, Mexico.” Prime Minister Trudeau announced Canada’s intention to lift the visa [continue reading].
The Colour of War is happy to announce that our recent fundraising campaign for children in Yemen has successfully reached its goal – with only one day remaining to add your donation. We are especially grateful to our donor Suzy K. from Sweden for her generous gift of [continue reading].
The onerous price tag for cancelling might help explain the resistance of the Liberal government to growing calls by critics to cancel the $14.8-billion contract reached by the Tories. The government of Canada would be on the hook for a multi-billion-dollar cancellation penalty [continue reading].
It was early fall of last year when a few dozen local homeless people pitched tents in order to make a temporary, but permanent shelter. However the story of tent city does not begin at the courthouse lawn, it is the product of a court ruling in 2008, making it a human right to [continue reading].
The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau today issued a statement on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. However, his words ring hollow for me, ever since he and his cabinet made a deal with the devil (House of Saud), I feel as though our new Prime [continue reading].
On February 18, 2016, “Just after 3:30 this morning, we attended tent city for a report of a serious assault. One man is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It’s early in the investigation and we continue to investigate what happened,” said Victoria Police [continue reading].
The tent city, which sits on the lawn of a provincial courthouse, now has about 100 residents. Most live in tents, while others have constructed multi-room wooden huts. In an audio statement released by the ministry, British Columbia’s housing minister, Rich Coleman announced [continue reading].
Even as Ottawa groups were planning a demonstration against the sordid Canada–Saudi arms deal, to coincide with the appearance of Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan at the annual CANSEC military trade show, Amnesty International issued a devastating new report on Saudi atrocities [continue reading].
Or has Victoria become the number one destination for Canadians who choose to live on the streets? On that train of thought, I pose a question to the residents of Victoria: Has ‘Our Place’ on Pandora Street contributed to the increase of homeless people arriving [continue reading].
I recently added MP Elizabeth May to my petition on Change.org, asking Prime Minister Trudeau to stop the sale of armed vehicles to Saudi Arabia. The following letter from MP May is in response to that petition, which would have been emailed to her each time the petition was [continue reading].
Last week Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion approved the export permits allowing for the $15-billion transaction of armed military vehicles to Saudi Arabia. A decision that sets a precedence in determining whether a weapons shipment to a foreign country is [continue reading].