Canada’s September 30th Holiday: What is it?

Writing It Into Law On June 3, 2021, Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation), received Royal Assent. This allowed for the designation of September 30th as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, marking a new public holiday forContinue reading “Canada’s September 30th Holiday: What is it?”

A Look At Toronto’s 2021 Climate Strike

On September 24, 2021, Friday’s for Future TO held a climate strike in the city’s downtown core. The march began at Queen’s Park, went down University Avenue, across Queen Street, up Bay Street, and concluded back at the park (see map below). This event went from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Before the official marchingContinue reading “A Look At Toronto’s 2021 Climate Strike”

A Swing & A Miss: Justin Trudeau’s Back Where He Started

Justin Trudeau was Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister of Canada, leading the country with his minority Liberal government. Now, after the September 20th election, he is technically Canada’s 24th Prime Minister, once again being voted in as a minority government. Trudeau has held this position since November 2015 and has been the leader of the LiberalContinue reading “A Swing & A Miss: Justin Trudeau’s Back Where He Started”

The 2021 Federal Debate

The Debate Details On Thursday, September 9, 2021, 5 of Canada’s federal party leaders came together in Gatineau, Quebec to engage in a live debate in preparation for the upcoming September 20th federal election. The debate was covered by CBC, ran from 9:00 to 11:00 pm, and was held in the Canadian Museum of HistoryContinue reading “The 2021 Federal Debate”

The Sustainable Student

On Monday, September 6, 2021, The Sustainable Switch announced the establishment of a new branch of their business. Since the company launched in November 2020, The Sustainable Switch team has been busy working away on a number of exciting new projects and programs for the Greater Toronto community. This new branch will be education-based andContinue reading “The Sustainable Student”

Labour Day: What is it & why do we celebrate it?

I have to admit I had no idea what the historical purpose of labour day was until I looked it up. Then decided to write a brief article on it, to share with you the reason we originally got this long weekend that we Canadians use as the marker for the end of another summer.Continue reading “Labour Day: What is it & why do we celebrate it?”

Justin Trudeau: Empty Promises & Climate Leadership

Justin Trudeau is the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada. Trudeau has held this position since November 2015 and has been the leader of the Liberal Party since 2013. In an attempt to gain more seats in Parliament and achieve a Liberal majority, the Prime Minister called for an early federal election – aContinue reading “Justin Trudeau: Empty Promises & Climate Leadership”

A Breakdown of the 2021 Federal Election

The aim of the article is to help Canadians understand the federal election process and to better understand the platforms of each of the candidates for the upcoming election. Key Terms The Federal Election Process During a federal election, all Canadian citizens that are at least 18 years of age on election day can voteContinue reading “A Breakdown of the 2021 Federal Election”

National Secondhand Clothes Day: Thrifting

The Rise in Thrifting Over the course of the pandemic, second-hand store employees and owners in Canada have noticed a significant increase in thrift shoppers seeking ways to stretch their budgets, discover unique items, and avoid the creation of more waste. According to 2020 data from ThredUp, an online consignment and thrift store, while consumersContinue reading “National Secondhand Clothes Day: Thrifting”

CAFA x FRIDAY HARBOUR

The 7th annual Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards took place virtually on May 19, 2021, for the first time ever. The event was hosted by Canadian actress Amanda Brugel, the ceremony included visits to the homes of presenters, guests, winners, and nominees all in real-time, in an effort to make the fashion community feel moreContinue reading “CAFA x FRIDAY HARBOUR”