By Chelsea Craig. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sparked some controversy by attending a gender segregated mosque – Ottawa's oldest – this past week. To his credit, Trudeau acknowledged the divide, raising his hand to address the crowd of women on the balcony, saying “Diversity is a source of strength, not just a source of weakness, … Continue reading What does it mean to be a feminist, anyways?
By Ronny Al-Nosir. The Trudeau Administration is set to revive the country's legacy of peacekeeping in its efforts to reengage Canada with ongoing conflicts in Africa. Justin Trudeau’s oft-quoted phrase, “Canada is back”, is a very strong indicator of his intentions: a return to what made Canada the country it is today. But to do … Continue reading Restoring Canada’s peacekeeping tradition means reinventing it
By Elias Weiss. This was the way the latest of G20 Summits was always meant to end: not with a bang, but a whimper. The two day summit held annually is an opportunity for the G7 nations to meet up with both emerging and industrialized countries to discuss key issues regarding the global economy. Together, G20 economies … Continue reading Fearing protectionist backlash, the G20 dawdles on crucial policy files
By Steve Santerre. Featured image via Paul Chiasson. The National Energy Board’s (NEB) plan of holding a week-long environmental assessment hearing in Montreal on the subject of building a 4,500-kilometre pipeline stretching from Alberta to New Brunswick came to a forceful halt on Tuesday. The NEB suspended hearings indefinitely because of the “violent disruption on … Continue reading Safety first: Fixing the NEB’s public trust deficit
By Elias Weiss. Featured image via Adrian Wyld, CP. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has officially kicked-off his first official visit to China in Beijing. During his visit, he will meet with both Chinese president Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang as well as various Chinese business leaders. On the menu, we can expect talks about … Continue reading Trudeau must walk a fine line in China
By Elias Weiss. Featured image via Marnie Recker. I am deeply worried about the Conservative Party of Canada. To be frank, I’ve been worried for a little while now, but this week was a tipping point. I feel a deep responsibility as a Canadian to step up and say it loud and clear: Tories, we need … Continue reading The Tories have lost the plot. This is an intervention.
By Chelsea Craig. Featured image via Adrian Wyld, CP. This time last week the federal government was announcing the official launch for the long anticipated inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women. The launch took place at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, with three ministers at hand, who shared their thoughts and their hopes … Continue reading We mustn’t let the stories of missing and murdered aboriginal women go forgotten
By Elias Weiss. Time to dust up that good ‘ol (reluctant and tempered) patriotism of ours: the Rio Olympics are finally upon us. The Olympics are a celebration of human athletic prowess, an occasion for nations to come together in a spirit of peace and unity. For the next sixteen days, we’ll play witness to the … Continue reading Let the games begin (sewage and all)
By Ronny Al-Nosir. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring … Continue reading A tale of two Americas
By Ronny Al-Nosir. Republicans from across the United States have gathered in Cleveland, Ohio for what has shaped up to be a coronation chalk full of lunacy. At the centre of this madness rolling across the continent like a bible-thumping tumbleweed is the Republican presidential nominee – a bigoted, near fascist himself. Donald Trump comes … Continue reading Canada isn’t immune to Donald Trump’s extremism