Post Tagged with: "politics"

Outpouring Of Support For France

Outpouring Of Support For France

People around the world are expressing encouragement and support for the people of France. In particular, for the people in its capital city, Paris.

by · November 15, 2015 · Breaking News, News
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
Syrian refugee centre at Turkish border. Image: Voice of America News: Henry Ridgwell

Countries Sending Aid To Syrian Refugees

Many countries around the world are sending aid to the people of Syria. They are also trying to figure out how to help many Syrians leave the country and how to help them live in other countries.

by · September 13, 2015 · News
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
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