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Prince Charles and Camilla meet with Ottawa’s Ukrainian community as royal tour continues for second day

Published in The Globe and Mail | May 18, 2022

Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, embarked on the second day of a visit to Canada on Wednesday, with stops throughout the nation’s capital designed to recognize pressing issues, including the displacement of Ukrainians.

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Ottawa Police did not make direct request for invocation of Emergencies Act, says interim chief

Published in The Globe and Mail | May 17, 2022

Ottawa Police Service did not make a direct appeal for the invocation of the federal Emergencies Act, its interim chief says, which Conservative MPs argue raises questions about past testimony from the Public Safety Minister stating that the legislation was used on the advice of law enforcement.

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House of Commons to debate NDP bill on lowering voting age to 16

Published in The Globe and Mail | May 3, 2022

The House of Commons will debate Wednesday on whether to lower Canada’s legal voting age to 16 years old. New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh said at a press conference Tuesday that the idea – which is being put forward in an NDP private member’s bill – is important as young people are disproportionately affected by the decisions made by politicians, especially on issues such as climate change and the housing crisis.

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RCMP considered whether to charge Justin Trudeau over Aga Khan trip, documents show

Published in The Globe and Mail | April 25, 2022

The RCMP considered charging Justin Trudeau with fraud over a family vacation at the Aga Khan’s private island in the Bahamas, but decided against doing so because it was unclear if the Prime Minister had the authority to approve the all-expenses-paid gift for himself.

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Majority of Canadians in favour of abolishing constitutional monarchy, new survey finds

Published in The Globe and Mail | April 21, 2022

A majority of Canadians have a positive view of the Queen but would support separating from the British monarchy after she dies, according to a new public-opinion poll.

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Rise in hate crimes connected to pandemic and greater political polarization, Trudeau says

Published in The Globe and Mail | April 20, 2022

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the reported spike in hate crimes in Canada can be linked to the COVID-19 pandemic and greater political polarization.

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Immigration is changing the composition of religion in Canada, survey finds

Published in The Globe and Mail | April 18, 2022

Growing immigration is changing the composition of religion in Canada, an in-depth survey shows, though not all communities of faith feel welcome.

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Graphic by Planet Labs, The Globe and Mail

Inuit feminists call for renaming of islands that slur Indigenous women

Published in The Globe and Mail | March 18, 2022

Leader of Qulliit says Nunavut women's group will work to change the current name, which is considered an ethnic and sexual slur.

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Saskatchewan chief Bear won’t endorse Poilievre, despite being featured in Conservative leadership candidate’s social media

Published in The Globe and Mail | March 13, 2022

The chief of one of Saskatchewan’s most economically successful nations says he is not endorsing Pierre Poilievre even though the front runner in the Conservative party race has been featuring him prominently in social media posts.

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Geographical Names Board adviser wants to remind Canadians of importance of Indigenous naming

Published in The Globe and Mail | March 10, 2022

The new Indigenous adviser to the Geographical Names Board of Canada hopes to revitalize Indigenous place names through his position.

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Money-free store fights invisible poverty

Published in The Globe and Mail | Dec. 27, 2021

For 10 years, Savvy Seconds has offered free clothing to women and families in a rural community outside Ottawa as a way to fight invisible poverty and help people cope with everything from unemployment to tornadoes.

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Are trendy thrifters a cause for concern or the future of fashion?

Published in The Raging Twenties | Dec. 3, 2021

The second-hand clothing industry has boomed over the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for Gen Z and millennials who have made thrifting trendy. How will this impact low-income communities who rely on their local thrift store?

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CAJ report shows lack of diversity in Canada’s newsrooms

Published in The Raging Twenties | Nov. 26, 2021

New data from the Canadian Association of Journalists validates what journalists of colour have been saying in recent years – that Canada’s newsrooms are overwhelmingly white.

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Everything but the fairy tale ending

Published in CBC Sports | July 29, 2021

I stand at the start line behind my blocks, trying to see through the pouring rain that is beating down on me...

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Indigenous and Black communities have a shared past of injustice. They deserve a shared future of justice

Published in The Globe and Mail | May 29, 2021

Solidarity in the face of systemic racism and police violence is more than just symbolic; it’s the latest stage in a common struggle against colonialism. What will the next stages be?