Breaking News Indigenous

Federal Government Passed Legislation Respecting Indigenous Children And Peoples To Make Their Own Decisions

Reading Time: 2 minutes On June 21, 2019 the historic Child & Family Welfare Law was proclaimed. The legislation, Bill C-92, would ensure that Indigenous governments laws have more power than other levels of government including provincial and federal law. Now the Federal Child Welfare Reform legislation (C-92) was passed and it will come into force in its entirety Read More…

Trump Country

78th Anniversary Of The Bombing Of Pearl Harbor

Reading Time: < 1 minute Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff today, Saturday, December 7, in observation of the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. During the attack, more than 2,400 Americans were killed, including 40 from New York. “Seventy-eight years ago, the course of our nation’s history was forever Read More…

Breaking News

Batter Up – We Will Break Your Arm Or Your Leg If You Steal From FoodFare

Reading Time: < 1 minute Local grocer owner of FoodFare Munther Zeid is tired of non-confrontation policies with thieves. They have been getting more brazen over the past year leading to higher costs and increased danger for customers and staff. The City of Winnipeg Police Service & the province has been unable to stem the violence, drugs, and crimes being Read More…

World News Breaking News

Hungry Filippino Man Beheads Woman And Eats Her Brains With Rice

Reading Time: < 1 minute Source: PerthNow WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT A man has reportedly been arrested in the Philippines for beheading a woman and eating her brain with rice — because he was hungry. The Daily Tribune has reported that the woman’s corpse was found in the Misamis Oriental province of Northern Mindanao with her head cut off and both hands Read More…

Breaking News

30th Anniversary Of Montreal’s Polytechnique Massacre

Reading Time: 2 minutes The École Polytechnique massacre (French: tuerie de l’École polytechnique), also known as the Montreal massacre, was a mass shooting in Montreal at an engineering school affiliated with the Université de Montréal. Fourteen women were murdered and a further fourteen people were injured: ten women and four men. On December 6, 1989, Marc Lépine (born Gamil Rodrigue Liass Gharbi) entered a mechanical engineering class at the École Polytechnique and Read More…

Eastern Desk Breaking News

Trudeau’s 43 Parliament Speach Brings Hope Of Unity

Reading Time: 2 minutes “This fall, Canadians sent a clear message: they want their Parliamentarians to work together on the issues that matter most to them. We have a mandate from Canadians to fight climate change, strengthen the middle class, walk the road of reconciliation, keep people safe and healthy, and position our country for success in an uncertain Read More…

Northern Desk Indigenous

Trudeau Re-Affirms Commitment To The North

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Chrystia Freeland, and Minister of Northern Affairs Dan Vandal met with Northwest Territories Premier Caroline Cochrane to discuss shared priorities. The Prime Minister reaffirmed his commitment to work collaboratively with Premier Cochrane and the Government of the Northwest Territories. The Prime Minister Read More…

Breaking News Trump Country

House Democrats To Move Forward With Articles Of Impeachment

Reading Time: 3 minutes Let us begin where our Founders began in 1776: ‘When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…’ With those words, the Founders courageously began our Declaration of Independence from an oppressive monarch, for, among other grievances, the King’s refusal Read More…

Western Desk

Alberta’s Fear Mongering Separatist Premier Points Finger At Previous NDP Government For Moody’s Credit Downgrade

Reading Time: 2 minutes Moody’s Investors Service has today downgraded Alberta’s credit to Aa2 from Aa1 which is the province’s long-term debt rating. At the same time, Alberta’s Baseline Credit Assessment (BCA) was lowered to aa3 from aa2. This credit downgrade is the financial agency’s way of sounding the alarm on Kenney’s UPC government’s inability to put forth a Read More…

Western Desk

Manitoba Liberals Call On Trudeau To Drop CFS Challenge

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dougald Lamont, MLA for St. Boniface and Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party, has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ask the Federal Government to respect the ruling of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and immediately compensate children taken into care. “The issue of Indigenous children in care is one of the most important Read More…

Breaking News World News

Monkeypox Case Confirmed In England

Reading Time: 2 minutes Public Health England (PHE) confirm an individual has been diagnosed with monkeypox in England. Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that does not spread easily between people and the risk to the general public in England is very low. It is usually a self-limiting illness and most people recover within a few weeks. However, severe Read More…

Indigenous Eastern Desk

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Demands Immediate Action For A Mercury Care Home In Grassy Narrows First Nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald stood today with Grassy Narrows First Nation Chief Rudy Turtle, representatives from the First Nation and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in support of immediate action for a mercury treatment center for Grassy Narrows First Nation. “I support the call for Read More…

Eastern Desk

The Future Is Accessible – The International Day Of Disabled Person

Reading Time: < 1 minute In 1992, the United Nations proclaimed The International Day of Disabled Persons, and in 2007 the UN renamed the day The International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This reflects a societal shift towards greater autonomy and broader inclusion for people with disabilities. In Canada, there are more than six million people living with one or Read More…

Trump Country World News

FaceApp The New Russian Trojan Horse

Reading Time: < 1 minute U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released a letter from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), written in response to Leader Schumer’s July 17, 2019 letter calling for federal national security and privacy review into the risks posed by the Russia-based FaceApp, a mobile software application used by millions of Americans that requires full and irrevocable access to user’s Read More…

World News

Nato Alliance Or Freeloaders? Who Are The Countries Not Pulling Their Weight?

Reading Time: < 1 minute NATO collects defence expenditure data from Allies on a regular basis and presents aggregates and subsets of this information. Each Ally’s Ministry of Defence reports current and estimated future defence expenditure according to an agreed definition of defence expenditure. The amounts represent payments by a national government actually made, or to be made, during the Read More…

Trump Country

Why You Don’t Get To Complain, Unless You VOTE?

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Richard Brody Many Americans believe, the rights, freedoms, and justice, granted us, by the United States Constitution, automatically, means, we are entitled to complain, about anything, we aren’t satisfied with! However, since, we often witness, more eligible voters, not voting, than taking advantage of that right, the reality is, we shouldn’t be allowed to resort Read More…

Breaking News Op-Ed

Poise, Leadership, Temperament; Mitzie Hunter: The Premier That Ontario Needs

Reading Time: 2 minutes This past summer, like many Ontarians, I was shocked to hear that the Canada Day celebration at Queen’s Park had been cancelled by the Ford government. Ontarians have enjoyed participating in this event that celebrates our beautiful country, and all that it represents, for over 50 years. This cancellation is an example of our new Read More…

Eastern Desk Indigenous

Indigenous Youths On The Reservations Produces Songs Worthy Of A Juno And A Grammy

Reading Time: 2 minutes “When I grow up I wanna make a change cause everything now is kinda looking strange, I wanna stand up for what I believe in, thinking about the world and those that are grieving”. These are the lyrics from the youths of Peawanuck First Nations an isolated Cree community in the Kenora District, Ontario, Canada. Read More…

Western Desk Op-Ed

Following The Science And Not The Fear About HIV/AIDS

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jim Kane, recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Jim’s medal was granted for his exceptional contribution to HIV/AIDS work in Canada. He is pictured here with the Honourable Minister Jim Rondeau, Minister of Healthy Living, Seniors & Consumer Affairs. Jim Kane https://www.facebook.com/jim.kane.357 As a long-term survivor of HIV/AIDS since the mid-1980s, I Read More…

Trump Country Breaking News

Pennsylvania Raises Tobacco Age To 21

Reading Time: < 1 minute Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 97 and Senate Bill 473, which amends tobacco legislation to prohibit the sale of any tobacco, nicotine or related item to anyone under 21 years of age. The legislation also expands the definition of a tobacco product to include e-cigarettes and other vaping products, and expressly prohibits the possession of these items Read More…

Breaking News

Utah Governor To Ban Conversion Therapy On Minors

Reading Time: 3 minutes Gov. Gary R. Herbert has directed the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, Utah Department of Commerce, to file a new rule to ban conversion therapy on minors in the state of Utah. The rule uses language from H.B. 399, presented by Rep. Craig Hall during the 2019 General Legislative Session, and will apply Read More…

World News

Angola Foreign Affairs Minister Appointed United Nations Permanent Advisory Committee President

Reading Time: < 1 minute The country, which takes over the presidency in the first half of next year, replacing the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has as one of its main challenges the fight against illicit exploitation of resources, which has contributed to the continuation of conflicts. Moreover, this is an issue that has received the attention of the Angolan Read More…

Eastern Desk

Changes To The Leadership In The Red Chamber

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Peter Harder, Government Representative in the Senate, and Grant Mitchell, Government Liaison in the Senate, will be stepping down from their positions. In April 2016, Senator Harder was the first independent Senator appointed under the merit-based selection process open to Canadians. During his time as Government Representative, Read More…

Breaking News

Eyewitness Says Man Used Narwhal Tusk To Confront London Bridge Terrorist

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Euronews A man took a 1.5-metre narwhal tusk – a horn protruding from the whale – off the wall at Fishmongers’ Hall to confront the London Bridge stabbing suspect, an eyewitness has claimed. On Friday night, film director Amy Coop wrote on Twitter that she saw a man take the tusk off the wall at Read More…

Breaking News

Five Alarm Warning – Another Fire Truck Stolen In Winnipeg And Taken For A Dangerous Joy Ride Throughout The City

Reading Time: 2 minutes The crime wave & meth crisis continues in Winnipeg. In a brazen affront to the firefighters and citizens of Winnipeg, a fire truck was stolen, driven at high speeds throughout the city and into a busy downtown. Over a dozen police vehicles chased the stolen fire truck on early Friday afternoon. The truck was stolen Read More…

Breaking News

MPs Fast & Harder Excluded From Conservative Shadow Cabinet: Scheer Now Facing More Attacks.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The turmoil within the federal Conservative party continues. Today, the Conservative Member of Parliament Ed Fast dealt another blow to the leadership of Andrew Scheer. Fast said he turned down an offer to be a shadow cabinet minister under his leadership. Fast was a former trade minister under contentious Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Earlier this Read More…

World News

A Leg, A Limb, A Life. 60 Million People Endangered By Landmines

Reading Time: 2 minutes ‘Under the Norwegian presidency, the new and ambitious Oslo Action Plan is being adopted to step up action against landmines. The Action Plan is an important step towards the goal of a mine-free world by 2025,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. This week, Norway is hosting the Oslo Review Conference of the Mine Ban Read More…

Updates

Reading Time: 3 minutes QUÉBEC, Nov. 28, 2019 / CNW Telbec / – Media representatives are invited to attend a press conference at which Minister of Health and Social Services Danielle McCann will make an announcement regarding the supervision of medical assistance in dying in Quebec with opposition representatives. The press conference will be preceded by a preparatory meeting for the media on Read More…

Breaking News

Popular Youth App Tik Tok Censors Users On Orders From Chinese Government

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Chinese owned social media company TikTok removed a video of 17-year-old Feroza Aziz which was criticizing the Chinese government’s treatment of the Uighurs. The Uighurs are an Indigenous Muslim ethnic minority in the Northwestern part of China. Over 1 million Uighurs have been placed into concentration camps as reported by international media using information Read More…

World News Caribbean

Child Labourers Needed, Must Be Atleast Five Years Old For Employment

Reading Time: 3 minutes With over 152 million reported cases of child labour worldwide, Minister of Social Protection, Hon. Amna Ally today said no country can achieve or sustain prosperity on the backs of children. Guyana, the minister said, is keenly working towards the elimination of child labour by 2025; an objective of the National Action Plan’s National Child Read More…

Trump Country

What Impeachment Is, And Isn’t?

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Richard Brody America’s Founding Fathers, probably never perceived of, anything occurring, such as what we have witnessed, these past 3 years. Their true fears, which they hoped to protect this nation against, was having a President, who behaved like the King, they were abandoning, and separating from. For that reason, they decided, it was necessary, Read More…

World News

UK Signs £1bn Trade Deal With Central America

Reading Time: 5 minutes The UK government has signed a trade and political continuity agreement with Central America. Trade between the UK and Central America was worth The UK government has signed a trade and political continuity agreement with Central America. Trade between the UK and Central America was worth £1bn in 2018. Agreement ensures British businesses and consumers Read More…

Indigenous Breaking News Op-Ed

134 Anniversary Of The Largest Mass Execution Of Indigenous People In Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Battleford – 134 years ago today, the largest mass execution in Canadian history took place at Fort Battleford, in Saskatchewan. Warriors, who had fought alongside Louis Riel from the Cree Nation were executed for demanding that their collective and individual Human Rights be respected. The hanging were an aftermath of the 2nd Metis War in Read More…

Eastern Desk

Superior Court Rules In Favour Of Ousted Councillor Karygiannis

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Superior Court of Justice today granted Jim Karygiannis relief from forfeiture of his seat as a Councillor for Ward 22. Karygiannis’ audited financial statements showed he spent $32,083.50 on his election campaign and under the Municipal Elections Act, candidates can only spend 10% of the permitted amount on expenditures. Mr. Karygiannis has stated the Read More…

World News

British Embassy Enacts Charter To Protect Citizens Visting Tunisia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today the British Embassy in Tunisia announced a UK/Tunisia Sustainable Tourism Charter in Hammamet, one of the most popular tourism resorts for British visitors to Tunisia. The Charter has been developed in partnership with the Municipality of Hammamet, the Ministry of Tourism, ABTA, TUI, ANGED and the Federation of Tunisian Hoteliers. It was signed in Tunisia Read More…

Indigenous Trump Country

Trump Establishes Missing Or Murdered Native Americans And Native Alaskans Task Force

Reading Time: < 1 minute White House – President Donald Trump in a surprisingly progressive move signed an executive order Tuesday, November 26, creating a task force to investigate the unsolved cases of missing or murdered Native Americans and Native Alaskans. #MMNANA  Trump said “The statistics are sobering and heartbreaking … more than 5,000 Native American women and girls were Read More…

Breaking News

Malta: High-Level Officials Resign As Police Probe Journalist’s Murder

Reading Time: 2 minutes By  Orlando Crowcroft  & ReutersEuronews A senior minister and the prime minister’s chief of staff resigned while another minister suspended himself from duty in Malta amidst a probe into the 2017 murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Chief of staff Keith Schembri and Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi resigned Tuesday, while economy minister Chris Cardona suspended himself until the Read More…

Breaking News

OK Boomer – OK Millennial – Can’t We Just Get Along?

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Julie Gorges  Have you heard or seen the two words that seem to be everywhere these days: “OK Boomer?” This catch phrase has gained traction quickly this fall on the Internet with memes, jokes, and merchandise featuring the “OK Boomer” logo. In fact, a number of trademark applications have been filed for its use – Read More…

Trump Country

5 Ramifications, When Populist Politics, Don’t Consider Consequences

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Richard Brody Whether, one is a supporter of the present occupant of the White House, or opposes his policies, rhetoric, and positions, most should be willing to agree, today’s populist programs, will, most probably, bring forth, significant ramifications! For better, or worse, these last 3 years, should be thought of, as anything, but, normal! This Read More…

Atlantic Desk

Trudeau Talks National Pharmacare With Premier Ball

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball to discuss shared priorities. The Prime Minister reaffirmed his commitment to continue working collaboratively with Premier Ball and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. He also thanked Premier Ball for his ongoing collaboration on a wide range of issues, including infrastructure, energy, and Read More…

World News

Pan-Democracy Party Wins 17 Out Of 18 Districts In Hong Kong Election

Reading Time: < 1 minute Echoes of anti-establishment of nearly two hundred days of street protests sent shock waves through the polling stations across Hong Kong on Sunday, as a Tsunami of voters rebuffed pro-Beijing candidates by casting ballots in support of the pan-democrats. Elections officials estimate 71% of eligible citizens voted for change which amounts to approximately 3 million Read More…

Breaking News

Bombers Win, A Welcome Distraction For Winnipeg, Canada’s Murder Capital

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hometown native, Andrew Harris of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, made the Hamilton Tiger-Cats look like pussy cats in the 107th playing of the Grey Cup. He became the first Canadian to capture Grey Cup MVP honours since quarterback Russ Jackson did it in 1969 and walked away with the Most Oustanding Canadian award. Harris dominated Read More…

Breaking News

CFL Flagged For Not Wanting Canadian Singers At Grey Cup Half-Time Show

Reading Time: < 1 minute At the 107th Grey Cup held Sunday in Calgary between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Keith Urban a New Zealand-Australian performed the half-time show. Urban is a singer, songwriter and record producer well known for his work in country music. He is also married to Nicole Kidman and well connected to the American entertainment industry.  Read More…

World News

Minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne’s To Represent France At The G20 Sumit In Japan

Reading Time: < 1 minute Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, is taking part in the G20 Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers in Nagoya, Japan, from November 22-23; the meeting will focus on international trade and global governance, the Sustainable Development Goals and Africa. The minister of state will reaffirm France’s commitment Read More…

Trump Country

Immigrants And Refugees Thrive In Colorado

Reading Time: 2 minutes Governor Jared Polis announced the launch of the New Americans Initiative, headed by Kit Taintor, Senior Advisor to the Governor for New American Integration.  Focusing on Colorado’s new American populations, the Initiative will involve executive agencies and diverse stakeholders, including nonprofit providers, to ensure new Americans have the opportunity to thrive in their communities. Kit Read More…

Eastern Desk

Racial Profiling: Commission On Human Rights And Youth Rights Recommends Final Ban On Routine Police Checks

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Commission on Human Rights and Youth Rights today recommended that the City of Montreal immediately and permanently prohibit routine police checks. which affect some groups disproportionately. She presented her recommendations at the public meeting of the Public Safety Commission, where she was invited to comment on the report on police arrests conducted by independent researchers Read More…

World News

Lord Ahmad to represent UK at G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, November 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon will represent the United Kingdom at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Nagoya, Japan this weekend (Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November). The meeting will be an opportunity for G20 partners to address critical global challenges. The summit also represents the conclusion of Japan’s Presidency of the G20, before handing Read More…

Trump Country

Governor Wolf Vetoed House Bill 321 In Support Of Women’s Rights

Reading Time: < 1 minute Governor Tom Wolf vetoed House Bill 321. The governor’s full veto message: TO THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THECOMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA “Pursuant to Article IV, Section 15 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, I am returning herewith, without my approval, House Bill 321, Printer’s Number 1404. “This legislation is a restriction on women and medical professionals and Read More…

Indigenous Op-Ed Western Desk

Minister Vandal, A Win For The Metis Nation, A Win For The North

Reading Time: 2 minutes By. Honourable Dr. Robert Falcon Ouellette, PhD https://twitter.com/DrRobbieO https://www.facebook.com/RFalconOuellette/ Dan Vandal, the Member of Parliament for St-Boniface-St-Vital was the only Westerner appointed to the 2019 federal cabinet on Wednesday, November 20 in Ottawa. The federal election held on October 21 was a prairie fire of malcontentment which burned bright and removed much of the Liberal Read More…

Breaking News

Israeli PM Netanyahu Indicted For Corruption

Reading Time: < 1 minute News Source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/ Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit speaks during a press conference regarding indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, on Nov. 21, 2019. Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced on Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been indicted in a series of corruption cases. (JINI via Xinhua) JERUSALEM, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) Read More…

Eastern Desk

Quebec Invests In Protecting Youth Workers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Health and Social Services Minister Lionel Carmant reiterates that support for youth protection workers is at the heart of his priorities and that many measures have already been put in place to ensure better monitoring and follow-up of vulnerable children and young people. The Minister welcomes the report Protection of Youth: Management of Interventions following a report Read More…

Breaking News

Graphic Video Of Hong Kong Protestor Violently Beaten By Five Police Officers

Reading Time: < 1 minute House Passes Hong Kong Human Rights And Democracy The House of Representatives passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, sending a strong message to President Xi and the Chinese Communist Party: the United States stands with the democratic protestors in Hong Kong and the suppression of freedom will not stand. President Trump should Read More…

Trump Country

Governor Cuomo Announces New Actions To Protect Transgender New Yorkers

Reading Time: 3 minutes On Transgender Day of Remembrance, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new actions to protect transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers. The Governor directed the Department of Financial Services to propose new actions to further protect access to health insurance for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. The Governor also directed the Division of Human Rights Read More…

Breaking News

Prime Minister Trudeau Welcomes New Cabinet

Reading Time: 3 minutes On election day, Canadians chose to continue moving forward. From coast to coast to coast, people chose to invest in their families and communities, create good middle-class jobs, and fight climate change while keeping our economy strong and growing. Canadians sent the message that they want us to work together to make progress on the Read More…

Indigenous Western Desk

Pallister Government Snubs Metis People In Throne Speech

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is expressing disappointment in today’s provincial Speech From the Throne. Once again, the Pallister government makes no mention of the Metis in its vision for the year ahead. “How ironic that as we enter the 150th anniversary of Louis Riel and his Provisional Government’s negotiation to enter Confederation, this Premier Read More…

Atlantic Desk

Changes Coming To Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, the Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, introduced amendments to the Liquor Corporation Act to realign the governance structure of the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC) to better reflect the current operational realities of the corporation. Currently, the NLC Board consists of a maximum of seven appointed members, Read More…

Breaking News

The King And I

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met today with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan. The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening bilateral ties between Canada and Jordan, and Prime Minister Trudeau confirmed Canada’s support for Jordan’s efforts to cope with the impact of the regional conflicts in Iraq and Syria.  They also underscored the Read More…

Breaking News

5,000 Refugees Lives In Shagarb Camp Sudan, Doesn’t Matter

Reading Time: 2 minutes This morning (Nov 18, 2019) at 9:00 am Sudan time, frustrated refugees peacefully demonstrated in front of the Commissioner for Refugees office (COR) in the Shagarab Camp. They are fed up with the deplorable situations in the camp and lack of transparency in the manner refugee applications are being processed.  The refugees know as each Read More…

Trump Country

Cuomo Announces $4 Million For Green Energy in New York Schools

Reading Time: 3 minutes P-12 Schools: Green and Clean Energy Solutions Program Helps Lower Energy Costs and Increase Energy Efficiency Program Furthers Governor’s Green New Deal and State’s Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 85 Percent By 2050 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $4 million is available under the P-12 Schools: Green and Clean Energy Solutions program to reduce energy Read More…

Op-Ed

Pentagon Must Protect Whistleblowers

Reading Time: 3 minutes In New Letter To Secretary Of Defense Mark Esper, Leader Schumer Requests That The Defense Department Formally Notify All Civilian And Military Personnel Of Their Legal Rights To Make Protected Disclosures To Congress—Free From Retaliation After Continued Attacks, Leader Schumer Says DOD Officials Must Do More To Protect Whistleblowers Like Lt. Col. Vindman And Cooper, Read More…

Trump Country

New York City Plastered With Far-Right Neo-Fascist Banners

Reading Time: < 1 minute Earlier today, posters and banners apparently created by the Proud Boys, a far-right neo-fascist organization that admits only men as members and promotes political violence, were plastered at various locations around New York City, including the Queens Midtown, Lincoln, Holland and Brooklyn Battery Tunnels, and the Manhattan Bridge. They have since been removed and an investigation into Read More…

Breaking News

We The Jury Find Roger Stone Guilty, Guilty, Guilty

Reading Time: < 1 minute “The jury’s decision is a victory for truth and sends a powerful and timely message to President Trump and all House and Senate witnesses—past, present, and future—that lying to Congress, witness tampering, and obstruction of Congress are crimes and those who commit crimes do so at their own peril.” U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer 

Eastern Desk Indigenous

Lousi Riel, Manitoba’s First Premier Honoured By The Government Of Canada

Reading Time: < 1 minute “On Louis Riel Day, Canadians join the Métis Nation in honouring the life of Louis Riel. As a leader, activist and key contributor to Canadian Confederation, Louis Riel’s legacy lives on to this day and reminds us of the importance of social justice, Métis culture and heritage in Canadian society. We also recognize that November Read More…

Eastern Desk

Ontario Leads Business Mission to India

Reading Time: 2 minutes Province Works to Expand Reach of Key Tech and Infrastructure Sectors Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade TORONTO — Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, is leading a business mission to India focused on enhancing business ties to drive job creation, trade and investment in Ontario.  Twelve Ontario companies Read More…

Breaking News Trump Country

Santa Clarita, California, High School Shooting Kills 1, Injures 5

Reading Time: 2 minutes By ABC7.com staffUpdated 2 hours ago SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — At least six people were shot, one fatally, Thursday morning on the campus of Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, prompting a massive response from sheriff’s deputies and paramedics, authorities said. In a tweet, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the suspected shooter was “in custody and being Read More…

Northern Desk

GN Network Impacted By Ransomware

Reading Time: 2 minutes Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 3, 2019) – On Saturday, November 2, 2019, a new and sophisticated type of ransomware affected the GN, across the territory. The ransomware encrypted individual files on various servers and workstations. As a result, all government services requiring access to electronic information stored on the GN network are impacted, except Qulliq Energy Corporation. “I want to assure Read More…

Northern Desk

Government Launches New Driver Licensing And Registration System

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Government of Yukon is launching a new integrated system that will streamline vehicle and license-related transactions and better protect Yukoners’ personal information. YuDriv is a client-centered platform that includes a new driver licensing and registration system. Once fully implemented, this system will improve service delivery and lay the groundwork for additional online services for Read More…

Atlantic Desk

Government Launching Active Transportation Fund To Address Climate Change

Reading Time: < 1 minute Driver’s license fees are being reinstated to fund a new $5 million active transportation fund for Prince Edward Island. The new $5 million dollar active transportation fund will help build new walking and bike paths, widen paved shoulders, and better connect existing walking and cycling trails to improve and grow our active transportation network.  “I Read More…

Eastern Desk

Election Reforms Coming to Quebec

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Mrs. Andrée Laforest, tabled today in the National Assembly Bill No. 49 amending the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities, the Act respecting the ethics and deontology in municipal matters and amending various legislative provisions . It wants to strengthen municipal democracy and tighten some rules applicable to municipal Read More…

Indigenous

City Hall Truth And Reconciliation Project Unveiled Today

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today, the City of Regina unveiled an installation at City Hall to educate visitors and staff on our commitment and journey toward Truth and Reconciliation. “The support for Reconciliation Regina from organizations throughout the city shows us that our residents are keen to make progress on the TRC calls to action,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. Read More…

Western Desk

Gridlock At The Bargaining Table

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Government Trustee Bargaining Committee (GTBC) continues to meet in good faith with the Teacher Bargaining Committee (TBC).  Today’s meeting with the TBC is the 10th meeting of the parties as they negotiate a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The main items that the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) identified has been addressed either through the GTBC Read More…

Western Desk

Universal Child Care Is Now A Reality In British Columbia

Reading Time: 3 minutes RICHMOND – Thousands of parents around the province are returning to work, going back to school or pursuing other opportunities, thanks to the Province funding more than 10,400 new, affordable licensed child care spaces. “Quality, affordable child care is making a real difference for B.C. families,” said Premier John Horgan. “In less than two years, Read More…

Northern Desk

Mayo Airport Receives Transport Canada Certification

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following extensive upgrades, the Mayo aerodrome was certified as an airport by Transport Canada on November 1, 2019. The certification will allow the Mayo airport to support scheduled service on a long-term basis in anticipation of continued resource development in the region, increasing travel options for travellers, industry and Mayo citizens. Several upgrades were completed Read More…

Breaking News

Trudeau Government Invest $750 Million Into High Speed Internet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Today, the CRTC launched its second call for applications for the Broadband Fund. The CRTC is now accepting applications for all eligible projects to improve broadband access across Canada, including in areas covered by the first call. Applicants that have at least three years’ experience deploying and operating broadband infrastructure in Read More…

Breaking News Western Desk

Prime Minister Trudeau Extends Olive Branch To Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe today to discuss important priorities. The Prime Minister reaffirmed his commitment to work collaboratively with the provincial government on behalf of the people of Saskatchewan. The Prime Minister reiterated the Government of Canada’s determination to see the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project completed, and highlighted Read More…

Trump Country

House Dems Pass Nine Bills To Support Veterans

Reading Time: < 1 minute “A day after the nation observed Veterans Day, the Democratic House once again honored the sacrifice and heroism of our veterans and their families by passing nine vital, bipartisan bills that strengthen VA and ensure the service members receive the care and benefits they have earned.  The House has now sent the GOP Senate the Read More…

Northern Desk

Premier Cochrane Shuffles Cabinet

Reading Time: < 1 minute YELLOWKNIFE (November 7, 2019) – Premier Caroline Cochrane today announced the following changes to the senior management of the Northwest Territories public service: Martin Goldney is appointed as Secretary to Cabinet and Deputy Minister of Executive and Indigenous Affairs Sandy Kalgutkar is appointed as Secretary to the Financial Management Board and Deputy Minister of Finance Read More…

Trump Country

President Trump’s Decision To Terminate Temporary Protected Status Is Reckless

Reading Time: < 1 minute Washington D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to a new report released by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ) detailing the role the U.S. Department of State under President Trump played in terminating TPS designations for El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti: “This damning investigation shows that in their Read More…

Atlantic Desk

Minimum Wage To Increase

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prince Edward Island’s minimum wage will increase by 60 cents to $12.85 per hour on April 1, 2020.  The Employment Standards Board reviews minimum wage annually and provides their recommendation to government after the review is complete. To read the board’s report, visit Minimum Wage Review Report.   “We certainly appreciate that increasing the minimum wage can Read More…

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Trump Has No Plan For ISIS

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ahead Of Pres. Trump’s Meeting With Erdogan,  Amid Secretary Pompeo’s Ongoing Refusal To Brief Senators, On Heels Of The Special Democratic Caucus Meeting With Former Special Presidential Envoy For The Global Coalition To Counter ISIS, Brett McGurk, And Following President Trump’s Disastrous Decision To Precipitously Withdraw From Syria And Desert The Syrian Kurds, Schumer And Read More…

Atlantic Desk

$16,000 In Illegal Drugs Seized Following Drug Warrant

Reading Time: < 1 minute A significant amount of illegal drugs, as well as some prohibited weapons were seized following the execution of a drug warrant on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  Some items seized during the search include: Quantity of drugs believed to be crystal methamphetamine Quantity of drugs believed to be cocaine Fentanyl patches Significant Read More…

Op-Ed

Schumer Demands Faulty Ethics Program Fixed

Reading Time: 3 minutes Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer on Monday sent a letter to Teri Donaldson, Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Energy, and Emory Rounds, Director of the Office of Government Ethics, requesting a review of the application of inconsistent and inaccurate ethics advice by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of General Counsel, Read More…

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Mitch McConnell, Call Me The Grim Reaper

Reading Time: 5 minutes Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have turned the Senate into a legislative graveyard, refusing to take action on critical legislation that already has bipartisan support. More than 250 House-passed bills are buried in Leader McConnell’s legislative graveyard, and that number continues to grow.  “Republicans have kept the Senate at a standstill while urgently needed Read More…

Breaking News

Lest We Forget

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Generations of brave Canadians from all walks of life have stepped forward to serve and sacrifice for our country. Hundreds of thousands have fought – and many continue to serve – so we may live in peace. “In the days leading up to Remembrance Day, Veterans’ Week is an opportunity for us all to learn from the Read More…

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Elizabeth May Steps Down As Green Party Leader

Reading Time: 3 minutes Yahoo News Elizabeth May announced today she’s stepping down as leader of the federal Green Party, saying she’s calling it quits at a high point for the party. May told reporters in Ottawa today that she’s leaving the job she has held since 2006 effective today. The B.C. MP said she felt comfortable stepping aside from Read More…

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Trump’s Formal Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

Reading Time: < 1 minute Speaker of the House of Representative Nancy Pelosi “The growing climate crisis is the existential threat of our time, jeopardizing the health and well-being of every family in every community around the world.  President Trump’s shockingly-reckless decision to formally pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement is yet another disastrous anti-science, anti-government Read More…

Western Desk

Jagmeet Singh’s Delusions Of Grandeur

Reading Time: < 1 minute NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh lost the election full stop. However, by his actions and antics, one would have assumed he had ascended to the top job of Prime Minister of Canada.  There is nothing to celebrate here Jagmeet. You finished fourth in the race and by all accounts, that’s a participation ribbon. You mortgaged Jack Layton’s place Read More…

Breaking News Western Desk

Pallister Government MIA as Crime Rates Soar in Winnipeg and Manitoba

Reading Time: 2 minutes WINNIPEG – Dougald Lamont, Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface, says the PC Government is missing in action as violence, property crime and thefts are surging across the province. Winnipeg is on track to have the highest numbers of murders ever in a single year, property crime is up, and thefts at Manitoba Read More…

Breaking News Northern Desk

Caroline Cochran, New Premier of the Northwest Territories

Reading Time: < 1 minute Statement by the Prime Minister on the selection of the Premier of the Northwest Territories The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the selection of Caroline Cochrane as Premier of the Northwest Territories: “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Caroline Cochrane on being chosen by her peers to Read More…

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Rep. Elijah Cummings Honored at Capitol

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Capitol Rotunda will be open from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, for the public to pay their respects Eulogized as a “giant,” a “generous mentor,” and “our North Star,” Representative Elijah Cummings was honored during a Celebration of Life Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, October 24, 2019.  Rep. Cummings died Read More…