Impact of disability on Canadian families needs to be a priority for government
Parents, educators and advocates for children with disabilities are hoping the upcoming federal election will put a priority on families and women in the workplace. Students across Canada have been struggling with consistent shutdowns throughout the past year and a half. The transition to online learning was especially challenging,... Read more
Electrification, service capacity at the transit forefront ahead of federal election
With the Canadian federal election rapidly approaching, funding for public transportation is back in the headlines, as people look for more efficient, greener ways of getting from Point A to Point B. A major topic around public transit and the election on Sept. 20 is the electrification of transit... Read more
Federal parties need to go after “big ticket items” to reduce emissions, says activist
A climate activist says climate change shouldn’t be a partisan issue in this election. Cathy Orlando, Program Director at Citizens’ Climate International is disappointed to see vastly different plans and politics surrounding climate action from the parties vying to form government. In 2010, Orlando started the first international chapter... Read more
Canada’s cell phone bills rank among the highest in the world — here’s how the election could change that
Canadians stressed from high monthly phone bills are looking for changes this federal election Mobile plan prices in Canada are amongst the highest in the world. According to a 2017 wireless price comparison study by Nordicity, Canadians ranked among the highest in prices when compared with the US and... Read more
Racialized Canadians look to federal parties for leadership — and real change
In 2016, The Human Rights Commission of Canada revealed that 43 per cent of all hate crimes in Canada were motivated by hate of a race and ethnicity. According to Stats Canada, homicides against Indigenous people were seven times higher than non-Indigenous, and there was a 37 per cent... Read more
Gen Z looks to federal parties for an economic lifeline
In 2020, the Liberal Government implemented a number of programs to help Canadians remain financially stable during the pandemic — but many do not believe it was enough. With election day coming up, one Canadian citizen, 23-year-old Tasin Ibrahim is considering all his options when looking for a candidate... Read more
Employees hoping federal candidates will prioritize small business recovery
During 2020 and into this year, small businesses struggled because of the pandemic. Business owners were forced out of work and thousands of employees suffered unexpected temporary or permanent job losses. “Being out of work for almost a year made it difficult to stay motivated and stay positive and... Read more
First blood clot case  linked to AstraZeneca vaccine reported in Quebec
Canada has reported its first case of blood clots linked to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The patient, a Quebec woman, is now recovering at home, according to CTV News. Quebec’s Ministry of Health did not confirm the age or location of the patient, but Health Minister Christian Dubé later identified... Read more
Why victims of assault can’t say no — and can’t speak up
By Saloni Bhugra Low rates of reporting sexual assault are tied to societal power structures that normalize abuse, experts say. According to SexAssault Statistics Canada, only six out every 100 sexual assault incidents are reported. And those that do come to light often lead to blowback against the victim.... Read more
Some young people prefer working from home a year into the pandemic
By Josh Welsh Over the last year, young people across the province have been forced to adapt to new circumstances. While some have found it challenging, other young people have embraced their new routines – and aren’t so sure they want to return to how their work life was... Read more