Justin Trudeau at APEC 2015. Image: Radio Television Malacañang (RTVM)

Trudeaumania All Over Again?

Canada’s new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is getting a lot of attention around the world. Do you know why? (kid-friendly news article)

by · November 22, 2015 · News, Politics
Trudeau Cabinet 2015

“Because It’s 2015.”

Canada’s brand-new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is shaking things up a bit. Justin Trudeau’s cabinet is made up of 15 women and 15 men (plus Trudeau). For the first time in Canada’s history, half of the Prime Minister’s closest advisors are women.

by · November 8, 2015 · News, Politics
Justin Trudeau in 2014. Image: Tholden28

Canadians Elect Liberal Majority Government, Justin Trudeau as PM

Canadians will soon have a very different government in power.
In the federal election last week, the Conservative government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, was defeated.

by · October 25, 2015 · News, Politics
Voting signs from the Ontario election in 2011. Image: Skeezix1000

Canadians Vote On October 19

On October 19, Canadian adults will vote in a federal election. Their votes will help to decide who becomes the next Prime Minister.

by · October 12, 2015 · News, Politics
Photograph of male students from Fort Albany Residential School in class overseen by a nun c 1945. From the Edmund Metatawabin collection at the University of Algoma. Source: http://archives.algomau.ca/

Coming To Grips With A Shameful Past

Canada is trying to come to grips with a difficult chapter in its past.
During the 19th and 20th centuries, many First Nations people living in Canada were done a terrible wrong by the federal government.

by · June 7, 2015 · News, Politics
Big Political Shift In Alberta: NDP Majority

Big Political Shift In Alberta: NDP Majority

Recently, Albertans held a political election. Its outcome was a big surprise to many people, including the people who forecast (predict who will win) elections.

by · May 10, 2015 · News, Politics
Queen Elizabeth II visiting NASA in 2007. Image: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Barbados To Get A New Head Of State

Barbados has announced that Queen Elizabeth II will no longer be the country’s head of state. Instead, a “ceremonial president” will replace her.

by · March 29, 2015 · News, Politics
Naheed Nenshi after winning the Calgary municipal election, 2010. Image: Ted Buracas

Calgary’s Mayor Voted Best In The World

Recently, there was a contest to find out who the best mayor in the world is.
The winner was Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi.

Nenshi took first place, beating out 933 mayors from countries all over the world

by · February 8, 2015 · News, Politics
John Tory. Image: Wikipedia

Tory To Tackle Toronto’s Traffic Troubles

Toronto’s new mayor thinks he can fix one of the city’s most annoying problems. The major Canadian city has become known for its “gridlock.” That’s a way of saying “lots of traffic jams.”

by · December 8, 2014 · News, Politics
An angry citizen shares her displeasure at the Parliament buildings following the robocall scandal in 2011. Image: Wikipedia

Sentence Handed Down In “Pierre Poutine” case

Back in 2011, during a Canadian federal election, some people living in Guelph, Ontario received messages on their phones urging them to vote.

by · November 19, 2014 · News, Politics