Post Tagged with: "government"

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
Glottal stop. Image: Wikipedia

NWT Woman Required To Change Her Baby’s Name

A woman in the Northwest Territories in northern Canada isn’t being allowed to give her baby the name she wants to.
The mother is Shene Catholique Valpy and she speaks a traditional language called Chipewyan.

by · March 8, 2015 · News
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
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
View of the National War Memorial in Confederation Square, Ottawa. Image: John A. Brebner

Canada Bands Together In Grief, In Strength

Note: This article contains information that may not be suitable for very young children.

The main entrance to Canada’s government–Parliament–is housed in a clock tower known as the Peace Tower.

It was built as a monument to the people who gave their lives for Canada during the second World War.

by · October 23, 2014 · News
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
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
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
Brazil and Croatia match at the FIFA World Cup. Image: Jefferson Bernardes

Home Team Looking For Wins (Soccer)

Brazil needed to win the first game in the World Cup of Soccer against Croatia last Thursday.

The game was played in Brazil and the team wanted to prove to all Brazilians that hosting the games was worth all the cost and disruption in the country.

by · June 16, 2014 · News, Sports
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