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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
Steve Nash. Image: Keith Allison

Steve Nash Retires From Basketball

Steve Nash retired from basketball on Saturday. He is 41 years old. In this case, “retired” means that he will not play basketball professionally any more.

by · March 22, 2015 · News, Sports
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
Some of the leaders from the 2014 G20. Image: Agência Brasil

PM Harper Makes His Mark On G20 Summit

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made his mark on the G20 Summit this year.
The Summit is a meeting of the leaders of 20 of the richest countries in the world.
The leaders of Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, France, Germany and other countries met in Brisbane, Australia this year.
The Summit is held in a different location every year.

by · November 16, 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
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
Pierre Trudeau in 1968. image: Mickie Boisvert

Inspirational Canadians, Proud Deeds

When the federal government asked Canadians recently who they consider to be Canada’s most inspirational heroes, the answer was probably not what Prime Minister Stephen Harper expected.

by · June 22, 2014 · News, Politics