“Society tolerates a lot of misinformation as we always have, but the internet and social media can act as a magnifier so that it gets blown up until it almost seems like it is true, and people believe those things that aren’t true are true,” says the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, a former Justice of…
With the provincial election campaign in full swing, citizens are preparing to participate in the cornerstone of democracy: voting.
Aboriginal youth activism is on the rise. Across Canada, movements continue to gain momentum, driven both by those who have long been strident advocates for Aboriginal rights and by First Nations youth who may not have been motivated to be a part of the cause before.
Mary Murphy, 64, is an American-born blogger who writes about the experiences of Americans in Canada. She has lived in British Columbia for 41 years, but has yet to obtain her Canadian citizenship. Despite her lengthy residency in Canada, she does not fully distinguish herself as either Canadian or American. However, for Murphy, like a lot of Americans living north of the 49th parallel, American issues and politics remain an important part of their lives.
Dr. Aleida Guevara was only seven years old when her father, famous Argentine Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, was executed. She laments that she was unable to spend much time with him, and has few stories about her childhood with him.
In 2011, the Conservative Party won their first majority government in decades. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has been given credit for much of the success due to his focused targeting of the immigrant community. [Read more…]
As an organization with a mandate to represent and protect national interests, it is understood that the Canadian Forces should reflect the values and composition of society. [Read more…]
James Huáng has lived in Canada for 6 years, and has been a citizen for two. In 2011, he voted federally for the first time. He voted Conservative. [Read more…]
With the United States’ recent rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, the debate around the construction and expansion of oil pipelines in B.C. has seen renewed vigour. Enbridge’s proposal to build the Northern Gateway project, which would see a twin pipeline running from Bruderheim, Alta. to the coastal city of Kitimat, B.C., would help expand Canada’s current oil exports to a growing Asian market. According to Greenpeace Canada, however, the potential environmental costs would far outweigh any benefits. [Read more…]
If you live in Canada, your chances of being attacked by a beaver are higher than your chances of being an innocent victim of violent crime. According to Statistics Canada, crime of all types has been decreasing steadily over the past few decades. [Read more…]