Barbados has announced that Queen Elizabeth II will no longer be the country’s head of state. Instead, a “ceremonial president” will replace her.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Protests Against Veterans’ Affairs Department
Veterans’ Affairs, the government department that serves men and women from Canada’s military, is being criticized.