Politics

Toronto's new Mayor, John Tory. Image: Denisdrever

Toronto Elects John Tory As Its Next Mayor

Torontonians have elected John Tory as the next Mayor of Toronto.

Tory won with more than 40 per cent of the vote.

He beat Doug Ford, who came second with 34 per cent of the vote. Olivia Chow came third with just 23 per cent of the vote.

by · October 27, 2014 · News, Politics
Jean Chretien. Image: Joe Howell

Canada Sends Troops To Middle East

Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien doesn’t often speak out publicly, these days.

Recently, however, he wrote a newspaper column suggesting that Canada should send help, not fighters, to the Middle East.

by · October 20, 2014 · News, Politics
Doug Ford in May 2013. Image: HiMY SYeD

Toronto Mayoral Campaign Remains Interesting

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During a campaign, should politicians always have to tell the truth or should they be allowed to fudge the truth a little to get people to vote for them?

Journalist John Lorinc thinks they should have to tell the truth.

What do you think?

by · October 13, 2014 · News, Politics
Prince William has asked for his baby, Prince George, not to be photographed. Image: TheMatthewSlack

Prince William Asks Two Photographers To Leave George Alone

Prince William, Britain’s Duke of Cambridge, has asked two photographers to stop taking pictures of his son, baby Prince George.

He said they are bothering the baby and his nanny.

by · October 2, 2014 · News, Politics
Justin Trudeau. Image: Jean-Marc Carisse

Sun Media Apologizes For Insulting Justin Trudeau

Sun Media has apologized to Justin Trudeau for saying insulting things about his parents.

Earlier this week, TKN reported that Liberal leader Justin Trudeau had decided to boycott—stop talking to—reporters from Sun Media.

by · October 1, 2014 · News, Politics
Thousands of protestors block streets in Hong Kong during the Umbrella Revolution. Image: Umbrella Revolution-Hong Kong.

Students Protesting In Hong Kong

Many young people are protesting in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is part of China. However, for 155 years it was owned by Britain; it was returned to China in 1997. While it was under British rule, Hong Kong became quite different from what is known as “mainland” China. Hong Kong operates, in many ways, more like Europe or North America.

by · September 30, 2014 · News, Politics
Justin Trudeau, 2014; Image: Bernard Weil, Toronto Star

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau Boycotts Sun News

Justin Trudeau is the leader of Canada’s Liberal party. One day, he hopes to become the Prime Minister of Canada—like his father, Pierre Trudeau was.

by · September 25, 2014 · News, Politics
Image: David Kilpatrick/Toronto Star

Scotland Votes To Stay In UK

Scotland has voted to remain part of the United Kingdom (UK).

The United Kingdom is short for the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.” It is made up of four countries: England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

by · September 24, 2014 · News, Politics
Scotland lies to the north of the UK and is shown here in dark blue. Image: Peeperman

Scotland Votes On Independence Today

Should they stay or should they go?

That’s the question on the minds of the people in Scotland.

They’re voting on Thursday, Sept. 18. They will either vote to stay within the UK (United Kingdom) or to become independent.

by · September 17, 2014 · News, Politics
Toronto’s Confusing And Surprising Mayoral Race

Toronto’s Confusing And Surprising Mayoral Race

Politics doesn’t get much more interesting–or confusing–than the Mayoral election that is happening in Toronto.

by · September 14, 2014 · News, Politics