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.
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.
A Canadian senator is involved in a lengthy and significant criminal trial.
Barbados has announced that Queen Elizabeth II will no longer be the country’s head of state. Instead, a “ceremonial president” will replace her.
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.
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
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.
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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.
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.
Politics doesn’t get much more interesting–or confusing–than the Mayoral election that is happening in Toronto.