Post Tagged with: "government"

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
Welcome Back! Your Summer Round-Up

Welcome Back! Your Summer Round-Up

Welcome back! Since doesn’t publish over the summer, here are some news briefs on stories you may have missed.

by · September 7, 2015 · News
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:

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
A large mural by Joe Casin in support of marriage equality adorns the side of a building in Dublin, Ireland: William Murphy

Ireland Votes For Same-Sex Marriage

Last week, the people of Ireland made a very important decision. They decided to make it legal for people of the same gender (for instance, men or women) to get married.

by · May 31, 2015 · News
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
Mike Duffy. Image: Ayelie

Senator Mike Duffy On Trial Facing 31 Charges

A Canadian senator is involved in a lengthy and significant criminal trial.

by · April 12, 2015 · News
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