Politics

Pierre Trudeau in 1968. image: Mickie Boisvert

Inspirational Canadians, Proud Deeds

When the federal government asked Canadians recently who they consider to be Canada’s most inspirational heroes, the answer was probably not what Prime Minister Stephen Harper expected.

by · June 22, 2014 · News, Politics
Map of the United Kingdom. England is red and Scotland is blue. Image: Burmesedays

J K Rowling Against Scottish Independence

J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, announced last week that she is giving one million pounds to the Better Together campaign.

by · June 17, 2014 · News, Politics
Kathleen Wynne, April 2014. Image: Uiaeli

Big “Wynne Win” Surprises Pollsters

It came as a big surprise: Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals were elected on Thursday night with a majority government.

The people who predict how elections will turn out didn’t see that coming.

Until the last days before the election, the odds were that either the Liberals would win a minority government or the PC party, led by Tim Hudak, would win.

by · June 16, 2014 · News, Politics
Julian Fantino. Image:  Korea.net

Protests Against Veterans’ Affairs Department

Veterans’ Affairs, the government department that serves men and women from Canada’s military, is being criticized.

by · June 10, 2014 · News, Politics
Juan Carlos I of Spain, 2007. Image: Aleph

King Of Spain Stepping Down

The King of Spain is stepping aside, to let his son take over the throne.

King Juan Carlos, age 76, will “abdicate” the throne he has occupied since 1975.

by · June 2, 2014 · News, Politics
Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin. Image: Gervásio Baptista/ABr

Canada’s Chief Justice, PM Square Off

There is a very unusual argument taking place between two very high-profile Canadians.

The Prime Minister of Canada and the head of Canada’s Supreme Court are in a battle of words and the stakes are high.

by · May 7, 2014 · News, Politics
This photo of Rob Ford was taken in 2011; image: Louise Morin, West Annex News.

Toronto’s Mayor Gives Himself A Time-Out

The Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, said Wednesday night that he is going to stop being mayor for awhile so he can get help with his drinking problem.

by · May 1, 2014 · News, Politics
Jim Flaherty, 2007. Image: Joshua Sherurcij

State Funeral For Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty

A “state funeral” will be held in Toronto on Wednesday for Jim Flaherty.

by · April 13, 2014 · News, Politics
Pauline Marois has stepped down from the PQ. Image: Simon Villeneuve

Liberals Win Majority In Quebec

Voters in the province of Quebec made their feelings known on Monday, giving the Liberal party a majority government.

Majority means the Liberals got more votes than all of the other parties put together.

The Liberals beat the main rival, the Parti Quebecois, led by Pauline Marois.

by · April 8, 2014 · News, Politics
Pauline Marois. Image: Wikipedia

Liberals Likely To Win Quebec Election: Poll

Quebec residents are gearing up for a provincial election on Monday.

The four leading parties that want to form the province’s government are Coalition Avenir Québec, Québec Solidaire, Liberal Party of Quebec, and the ruling party–the Parti Québécois (PQ)–led by Premier Pauline Marois.

The most up-to-date poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for CTV News shows that the Liberals are likely going to win the election.

John Wright, Senior Vice-President of Ipsos Global told Teaching Kids News that, “The election is only days away and while the outcome for the Liberals forming the next government appears likely, we can’t predict if it will be a minority or a majority result and that’s what makes the final days so interesting to watch.”

by · April 3, 2014 · News, Politics