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 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”

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”

The Ecological Irresponsibility of Highway 413: Part 2

The development of Highway 413 is a highly controversial subject in Ontario, with the provincial government and developers pushing for its approval, while municipalities and environmentalists strongly oppose it. Due to the number of factors involved in the project, this article has been broken up into 2 parts. Part 1 will discuss what the proposedContinue reading “The Ecological Irresponsibility of Highway 413: Part 2”

The Irresponsibility of Highway 413: Part 1

The development of Highway 413 is a highly controversial subject in Ontario, with the provincial government and developers pushing for its approval, while municipalities and environmentalists strongly oppose it. Due to the number of factors involved in the project, this article has been broken up into 2 parts. Part 1 will discuss what the proposedContinue reading “The Irresponsibility of Highway 413: Part 1”

Why The Amazon Rainforest is no Longer a Carbon Sink

This article explains a recent study that has concluded the Amazon rainforest is now emitting more CO2 than it absorbs. Read more to find out about the study and how the largest forest in the world has deteriorated to the point where it can no longer keep up with the worlds carbon production. The AmazonContinue reading “Why The Amazon Rainforest is no Longer a Carbon Sink”

Vacant Home Tax Toronto

Housing in Toronto has been a point of contention for a while now, with sky-high housing prices, low availability of affordable housing, and the consistent approval and development of new condos. With the struggles endured by Torontonians throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, this problem has only been exacerbated. As such, Toronto’s City Council has announced theContinue reading “Vacant Home Tax Toronto”