Ford gov’t deal in Foundry case upsets activists, city officials
By Krystyna Shchedrina News that the provincial government tried to sell Toronto heritage buildings known as the Foundry last September has community activists and city officials upset about the lack of consultation. The news comes after a month of a contentious battle between Toronto communities who took a stand... Read more
Genealogists work to preserve history
By Nick Barnsdale As provincial registry offices go all-digital, genealogists in Ontario are trying to preserve land ownership documents – and maintain important pieces of history. “We’re really working to preserve the documents and make sure that they are available in as many localities as possible to ensure that... Read more
Trudeau and Biden meeting helps
rekindle U.S. and Canada alliance
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden met virtually this week. The leaders spoke about their relationships with China, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the battle against climate change. Trudeau said he was glad the U.S. has leadership in Biden that was “sorely missed” during the Trump... Read more
Amnesty International revokes Navalny’s prisoner of conscience status

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was stripped of his prisoner of conscience status by Amnesty International for his past comments that were described as “advocacy of hatred.”

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Mexico demands UN look at inequity of  low COVID-vaccine rates

Mexican government officials are asking the United Nations Security Council to assess the unequal distribution of vaccines.

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Russia mediating Israeli-Syrian prisoner swap

Russia is stepping in to make a deal between Israel and Syria for the release of a Syrian girl who accidentally crossed into Syria.

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A nation on edge: Americans anxiously await election outcome
After President Donald Trump prematurely declared himself the winner of the 2020 presidential elections early this Wednesday morning, activists on both sides of the race ramped up public demonstrations as key swing states worked to finish the vote count. Trump declared the election a “fraud” and called for the... Read more
Deputy Prime Minister says this week is “critical” in COVID-19 fight as infection count passes 10,000
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said in today’s daily briefing (April 2) that this week is “critical” in the fight against COVID-19. Freeland encouraged Canadians to stay home, announcing this morning’s toll: 10,113 confirmed cases in Canada. The deputy prime minister reaffirmed her plea, asking Canadians to continue social... Read more
Trudeau announces Canada Emergency Response Benefit during daily briefings
BY: IRELYNE LAVERY & SARAH TAHER Last week Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a series of important announcements in regards to COVID-19 during his daily press conference briefings to the country.  Tues. Mar 24 On Tuesday, Trudeau said that the Coronavirus is the “biggest public health crisis our... Read more
First Nations protests shut down major railways
By Jacob Brooks and Mariana Belham  UPDATE: Feb. 13 2020. VIA Rail has cancelled all service nation wide due to an advisory from CN, their infrastructure provider. Pro-Wet’suwet’en protestors, comprised of Indigenous rights activists and members of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory,  are continuing to block CN and Via Rail... Read more