Post Tagged with: "politics"

Cuba. Image: Eirik

Canada Hosts Secret Talks That Help US And Cuba Make Up

The United States and Cuba seem to be on speaking terms again.
For more than 50 years, the two countries have quietly been unfriendly towards each other.

by · December 18, 2014 · News
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
The Berlin Wall guarded by Soldiers. Image: Yann

25th Anniversary Of Tearing Down Of The Berlin Wall

It has been 25 years since the Berlin Wall was torn down.

On Sunday, thousands of people gathered in Berlin at a ceremony to mark the occasion.

by · November 9, 2014 · News, Politics
The Canadian destroyer HMCS Annapolis. Image: USN

Environmental Groups Oppose Plan For Artificial Reef

Scuba divers and environmentalists are arguing over whether an old ship should be sunk to make an artificial reef off the coast of British Columbia.

An artificial reef is created when a large man-made object is deliberately sunk so it can become a home for marine plants and animals.

by · November 4, 2014 · Environment, News, Science
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
Jean Chretien. Image: Joe Howell

Canada Sends Troops To Middle East

Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien doesn’t often speak out publicly, these days.

Recently, however, he wrote a newspaper column suggesting that Canada should send help, not fighters, to the Middle East.

by · October 20, 2014 · News, Politics
Doug Ford in May 2013. Image: HiMY SYeD

Toronto Mayoral Campaign Remains Interesting

(Column)
During a campaign, should politicians always have to tell the truth or should they be allowed to fudge the truth a little to get people to vote for them?

Journalist John Lorinc thinks they should have to tell the truth.

What do you think?

by · October 13, 2014 · News, 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