NDP Plans To More Than Double Federal Funds Reserved For Natural Disasters

GATINEAU, Que. — The New Democrats promised Sunday to more than double the amount of federal money earmarked to prevent damage from natural disasters such as floods. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh pledged to add $2.5 billion to the federal government’s disaster mitigation fund, saying he wants to help people and businesses prevent problems. “What we’ve […]

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Scheer Makes Pledges To Veterans, Avoids Talking About Harper’s Record

CANOE COVE, P.E.I. — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer promised supports for veterans Sunday, attempting to set the stage for a new relationship with former service members, after moves by both the previous Liberal and Tory governments have angered them. Scheer said as prime minister he would clear a backlog of veterans’ benefit applications within two […]

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Don’t Let Trudeau’s Blackface, Brownface Photos Distract You From Systemic Racism In Canada

After photos and video surfaced of Justin Trudeau in brownface and blackface makeup, the Liberal party leader apologized for his racist acts. But physician and activist Ritika Goel says if we focus our energy on classifying individuals as racist or non-racist, we are missing the bigger picture: The long history of systemic racism in Canada […]

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Jagmeet Singh Doesn’t Want To Be A PR ‘Tool’ In Trudeau’s Blackface Scandal

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he’s still waiting to hear back from Justin Trudeau about whether the Liberal leader is willing to meet his condition for a discussion about the blackface scandal. Singh reiterated his contention on Saturday that he not be used as a public relations “tool” by Trudeau to whitewash the […]

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SickKids Hospital Partners With Airbnb As Part Of New Fundraising Initiative

Toronto’s Hospital For Sick Children is known globally for its high level of patient care. But now the health centre is providing people with a different experience — the chance to stay in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) room as part of , the 25 per cent of donors who gave the most to […]

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Greens Pitch Carbon-Free Public Transit On Campaign Trail

CALGARY — The Greens say they want Canada’s public ground transportation to be carbon-free by 2040. Party leader Elizabeth May says to get there, the country needs to rapidly shift away from gasoline-powered transportation. The Greens’ national transportation strategy puts rail at the centre, with light rail and electric bus connections. May says that responds […]

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Back To School Has Long Meant Twice The Work For Racialized Moms

“You have work harder and do better than everyone else. Nothing less will do.” This was the mantra in my home at back-to-school season. In fact, as an 11-year-old girl moving from my grandmother’s home in Jamaica to join my family in Canada, this expectation was instilled from the start. It was as clear to […]

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