In 1973, the state of Israel acknowledged the Beta Israel, also known as Ethiopian Jews. These are Jewish communities that developed and lived for centuries in the area of Aksumite and Ethiopian empires as one of the ten lost tribes;...
When Justin Trudeau visited Trent University, he spoke candidly about Canada’s current political climate, and how we are now perceived by the world as opposed to the past. “There was a time,” he said, “that leaders would turn to...
Every year, slam poets from every corner of Canada gather in a city chosen by Spoken Word Canada (SpoCan) to participate in a week-long competition known as the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW). Several organizations sponsor CFSW in order...
The 2015 federal election campaign has officially begun. Prime Minister Harper and the Conservatives this month fired the opening salvos in what will be the most negative and divisive election in Canadian history. Perhaps you’ve seen the PM’s three new...
The “war on drugs” is a phrase historically coined by President Nixon that resulted in the dramatic increase in the size and presence of federal drug control agencies, and pushed through measures such as mandatory sentencing and no-knock warrants....
How are you making a difference? This was one of the many topics covered during International Development Week (IDW), which ran from February 3 to 9. A national endeavour with events taking place in various provinces, International Development Week is...
On Wednesday November 9th, over 300 supporters gathered at Confederation Square to show solidarity for the people in North Dakota who are standing up against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The gatherers joined hands in support for “people over...
Canada’s political climate is not often compared to the exciting politics in the United States. Recent attack ads targeting Justin Trudeau, however, have caused quite a stir. Trudeau was recently elected Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, in...
After nearly two years of talks, an employee lockout and back to work legislation, Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) have come to tentative agreements for both urban and rural units. The agreement was reached between...
Photo: Tamsyn Riddle sits second from the right at her Silence is Violence press conference at Trinity College at University of Toronto in April 2017. Photo by Hannah Dos Santos. In April, Tamsyn Riddle filed a human rights application against...