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
The Flag of British Columbia. Image: Wikimedia Commons

500,000 B.C. Kids Not In School

Now that the summer is over, nearly half a million children in British Columbia (B.C.) should be in school–but they aren’t. That’s because teachers there are on strike.

by · September 5, 2014 · Kids, News, 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