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Crisis team dispatched to First Nations community amid rising numbers of suicide attempts.

Heartbreaking! That’s how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has described news that there were 11 attempted suicides within a 24 hour period in the Attawapiskat First Nation community.   The attempted suicides have resulted in the community declaring a state of emergency.   In March, there were 28 suicide attempts and more than 100 since last Read More

Canada excluded from defence meeting to discuss ISIS

Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the country is still active in the fight against terrorism, despite being left out of an anti-ISIS meeting in Paris between global officials in charge of defence. The meeting today will include leaders from the US, the UK, Germany, France and Italy, and relatively smaller countries such as Australia Read More

Ottawa ex-police chief lauds Ontario’s measures against carding

A former police chief of Ottawa is expressing his support for the Ontario government’s plan to curb the arbitrary practice of carding. In a guest column in the Ottawa Sun on Saturday, retired police chief Brian J. Ford says the regulations, introduced last year by Community Safety Minister Yasir Naqvi, will help build trust in Read More

Two more weeks needed to meet Syrian refugee target, says Ottawa

The federal government says they will need two more weeks to meet its original end-of-year target of bringing Syrian refugees to Canada. The initial goal of 10,000 was to be reached by today. But in an update at Pearson Airport, Immigration Minister John McCallum says they would only reach just over 6,000 by the day’s Read More

Man alleging homophobic attacks in native St. Kitts could be deported from Canada

A man born in St. Kitts and Nevis is facing deportation from Canada, after reportedly fleeing his homeland believing he was the target of homophobia. 31-year old Rolston Ryan has had his bid for asylum denied by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. According to the Toronto Star, Ryan said that he would “face Read More

New PM Trudeau, cabinet ministers sworn in at Rideau Hall

Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet were officially sworn in at a ceremony this morning in Ottawa. The Prime Minister arrived at Rideau Hall with a 30-member Liberal cabinet; half of them are women, and 7 are from ridings in the GTA. For the first time ever, the public was invited to Read More

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation opens up in Winnipeg

The grand opening of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation was held today in Winnipeg. The centre is based at the University of Manitoba and serves as a permanent home for archives related to Canada’s residential school system curated by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The aim is to gain more insight into Read More

Canadian diplomat Ken Taylor remembered in funeral

A funeral was held today for Ken Taylor, the former Canadian ambassador to Iran. He was most well known for his role in helping to free six Americans during the Iran hostage crisis in 1979. In attendance were family, friends, and dignitaries, who gathered at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. Taylor died of cancer on October Read More

Memorial held at National War Memorial for two slain soldiers

A solemn ceremony was held today in Ottawa for the one-year anniversary of the Parliament Hill attack. Politicians, soldiers and the public gathered at the National War Memorial, where Corporal Nathan Cirillo was gunned down while standing guard on October 22, 2014. The gunman was eventually shot dead after running through the Centre Block in Read More

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