Category Archives: Social

Afghan MP forced to flee homeland pleads with Canada to do more to help refugees

OTTAWA — A member of Afghanistan’s Parliament forced to flee her homeland after the Taliban takeover last year is pleading with Canada to do more to help bring Afghan refugees to safety. Canada promised to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan refugees

Prime minister signs historic land claim settlement with Alberta First Nation

SIKSIKA, Alta. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the chief of a southern Alberta First Nation have signed a historic land-claim settlement which the federal government says is one of the largest of its kind in Canada.  Trudeau and Marc Miller,

Feds may need to think beyond income taxes to get benefits to First Nations families

OTTAWA — As the first Canada Child Benefit cheques were mailed in 2016, cabinet ministers fanned out across the country to raise awareness about the Liberals' landmark new program to lift children out of poverty. Then-Indigenous affairs minister Caroly...

National Assembly of Remote Communities holds inaugural meeting

A new organization of Indigenous leaders is working to lay the groundwork for isolated First Nations to have a stronger presence across the country. “Many times, our remote communities’ voices are lost, and we get the short end of the stick

Nova Scotia to create 1,500 new daycare spaces by the end of year

EAST PRESTON, N.S. — The Nova Scotia government announced Wednesday the creation of 1,500 new licensed early learning and child-care spaces by the end of the year. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Becky Druhan said the spaces will cos...

Anand stands by military police chief despite force’s mishandling of cases

OTTAWA — Defence Minister Anita Anand is standing by defence chief Gen. Wayne Eyre's decision to keep Canada's top military police officer in his job for another two years. The extension was announced late Tuesday, the same day that a complaints

Quebec is no Louisiana, experts say as premier accused of stoking immigration fears

MONTREAL — Premier François Legault's assertion that Quebec risks turning into Louisiana if the province doesn't have more control over immigration is based more in pre-election posturing than reality, opposition politicians and experts said this week....

Nova Scotia identifies 37 provincially owned parcels of land suitable for housing

HALIFAX — A total of 37 parcels of provincially owned land have so far been identified as suitable for housing developments, Nova Scotia’s housing minister announced Tuesday. John Lohr said five of the sites are ready for proposals from developers —

Feds not doing enough to make sure gender-based analysis in place: auditor

OTTAWA — Canada's auditor general has found the federal government has made limited progress to identify and address barriers to putting a process known as gender-based analysis plus into action. Gender-based analysis plus is used to take stock of ineq...

Justin Trudeau offers prayer for reconciliation at National Prayer Breakfast

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered a prayer of peace and spoke of moving together on the difficult path of reconciliation at Tuesday's National Prayer Breakfast. Trudeau delivered remarks to MPs and guests gathered together in downtown Otta...