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].
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Robert Pickton’s self published book has been pulled from Amazon’s website following a petition placed on Change.org yesterday by the Solidarity with families of the victims of serial killer Robert Pickton – and within two days the petition reached its goal. I [continue reading].
Why this is important? A message from Muzoon, a Syrian refugee, education advocate and Malala Fund ambassador: “I am Muzoon. When Malala came to visit the Syrian refugee camp in Jordan where my family was relocated after fleeing the war, she encouraged me to continue [continue reading].
The United Nations officially came into being on October 24, 1945. By that date a majority of the 50 countries that had signed the UN Charter in San Francisco on June 26, 1945, had ratified it in their national parliaments. The UN replaced the League of Nations, which had been [continue reading].
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, His Excellency, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, will be in Ottawa and Montréal on a working visit, from February 11 to 13, 2016. Canada is an active and committed member of the United Nations [continue reading].
This will be the first cell therapy development facility in the world to use a collaborative approach – between research institutions and industry – to solve cell therapy manufacturing challenges. The new, world-class facility will create good jobs, strengthen Canada’s [continue reading].
Conservative Party president John Walsh released a short statement shortly before Harper took the stage in Calgary, indicating Harper had instructed him to reach out to the elected caucus to appoint an interim leader and begin the next leadership selection process. The party is [continue reading].
Demonstrators nip at gates of Conservative leader’s gathering, one arrested. MONTREAL—Prime Minister Stephen Harper launched his quest for re-election Sunday night inside a Montreal hall by boasting how the values of his Conservative Party mesh with those of Quebecers. But [continue reading].
It turns out the emperor has no clothes after all. Although Conservatives like to drone on like robots about how Stephen Harper is a “steady hand on the wheel” of the economy, that myth is increasingly hard to square with reality. Not only does a recent poll suggest [continue reading].
One of Canada’s most famous expats is railing against the Harper government over a federal law that takes the right to vote away from citizens living abroad for more than five years. Donald Sutherland attacks the policy in an opinion piece published Tuesday in the Globe [continue reading].