Movie theatres welcome audiences back with safety measures
After a year of streaming at home, people are excited to be able to go out to the movies again. “I missed it so much,” says Alex Arena, an avid movie-goer and singer. “There’s a huge energy and atmosphere difference when you’re at home alone or with a loved... Read more
University student hopeful after Liberals re-election
X University electrical engineer student Mohammad Umair is optimistic about federal help to ease the burden of student debt after Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party won re-election and will lead for the next 18 months with a minority government. Though Umair is looking forward to the implementation of the promises... Read more
Provincial vaccine passport causes chaos, confusion for businesses
Since Ontario’s vaccine passport inception last week, it has caused a lot of chaos and confusion for both business owners and patrons alike. Matthew Percy, catering manager at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, says it’s often the businesses who end up dealing the short end of the... Read more
Majority of Canadians voted for stronger climate action
No political party managed to get a majority in this federal election but Canadians overwhelmingly voted for stronger climate action. According to the preliminary data from Elections Canada, almost 60 per cent of voters cast their ballot for parties that pledged stronger climate targets. Cathy Orlando, program director at... Read more
After election, voters look for new federal action to effectively lower cellphone bills
Canadians looking for a break on their sky high cellphone and internet bills were disappointed affordability did not play as big a role in this year’s federal election campaign. Justin Trudeau secured a third election victory on September 20 after calling a snap electio, but was held to a... Read more
After winning new term, Liberal Party faces pressure to deliver long-term transit promises
It takes a long time for a federal government to make significant change to big infrastructure projects like public transit, from the planning and preparation stages to the actual construction, but with voters giving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau another minority government on September 20, transit advocates are saying the... Read more
It might be time for a new party to vocalize BIPOC concerns, says poet George Elliott Clarke
As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals return to parliament with a minority government, some communities might be looking for a new party prioritizing agendas of equality and protection of ecology, says George Elliott Clarke, former poet laureate for the City of Toronto and the Canadian Parliament. In an email... Read more
Struggling worker skeptical Trudeau will follow through on campaign promises
On September 20, Canadian citizens re-elected a Liberal minority government. While this came as a surprise to some, Tasin Ibrahim, a restaurant worker in downtown Toronto, said it was something he expected, but he has a lot of questions about what is to come next and how the government... Read more
As unemployment rates remain high, businesses wonder how Trudeau will respond
With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remaining in office following the federal election on September 20, employees are questioning whether he will prioritize small business recovery this term. The Liberals were elected in 158 ridings, falling short of the 170 seats needed for a majority government. With the election costing... Read more
Trudeau calls for Canadians to unite on National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
REUTERS — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Canadians to unite on the eve of the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation during a sombre ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday. “Do not tell me or try to explain that the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation... Read more