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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

Ontario Court of Appeal rules that jailed immigrants can challenge detention

Ontario’s highest court has made it easier for long-term detainees from abroad, allowing them to challenge the legality of their detention in the Superior Court rather than through immigration officials. The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that the right to a legal challenge for immigrant detainees is a constitutional right. It stressed, however, that Read More

Trudeau to be sworn in as Canadian PM next month

Canada’s Prime Minister-Designate Justin Trudeau will be sworn in on November 4, the same day he introduces a new cabinet. He will attempt to create a balance among cabinet ministers with regard to ethnicity, language, gender, and geographical area. Trudeau was elected Prime Minister in Monday night’s election, ending the decade-long reign of Stephen Harper. Read More

Trudeau wins majority in federal election, unseating Tories

Justin Trudeau has become Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister following a landslide victory in last night’s federal election. Trudeau’s Liberals rose from third-place status to win a majority government with 184 seats in Parliament, defeating Stephen Harper after a decade of power. Harper’s Conservatives will now form the official opposition with 99 seats. The New Democrats Read More

34 people sick from Canada-wide salmonella outbreak, says Public Health Agency

The Public Health Agency of Canada is warning about an outbreak of salmonella across eight provinces including Ontario. The agency revealed that 34 people fell ill, but the source was not identified. Of those that became sick, eight were hospitalized, and 16 were in Ontario. The majority of cases are women, and the average age Read More

Online threat puts Laurier’s Waterloo campus on lockdown

The Waterloo campus of Wilfrid Laurier University was placed on lockdown early this morning after campus police received a tip about a threat made online. The threat was apparently a warning to avoid going to the school’s science building. The university contacted Waterloo Regional Police before closing all of its buildings. Laurier spokesperson Kevin Crowley Read More

Freed journalist Mohamed Fahmy slams feds in return to Canada

Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who was recently freed from an Egyptian prison, arrived in Toronto, accusing the federal government of failing to do enough to secure his release. Speaking to the media at Ryerson University today, Fahmy thanked the public for their support. He says at first, he trusted that Prime Minister Stephen Harper was Read More


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