Welcome to Capital News Online
Capital News Online is an award-winning publication run by students in the Journalism program at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Human rights and Canada
Critics say Canada’s human rights record at home and abroad has suffered under the Conservative’s nearly-decade long reign. Capital News investigates the ambitious promises of change under the newly-elected Trudeau government.
Canada’s new face
On Oct. 19 Canada voted for change. As the Liberals set out to make good on their campaign promises, the international community is watching to see how they perform on the world stage.
The politics of health
With a new Canadian government, questions are being raised about the future of health policy. Capital News looks for answers on everything from refugee healthcare to assisted dying and more.
The organic question
Once a small, niche market, Canada’s organic food industry has tripled in value since 2006. Now worth $3.7 billion, over half of Canadians are buying organic every week.
Women’s matters matter
From body image to casual sexism in popular culture to social injustice, women still face many challenges in Canada. This feature highlights the resilience and strength of women as they confront life in Canada today.
Working in Canada
Canadians are facing new and complex factors when making career decisions, from a changing economy to Canada's vast geography. This has implications for their families and lifestyles.
Aging in Canada
Canada’s population is aging at a rapid rate. This feature examines some of the most pressing issues facing the country’s senior citizens such as health, security and benefits.
The politics of giving
The ways Canadians give to charities are changing, from donating time instead of money to fundraising through social media. This feature examines these shifts at the local, national and international levels.
Coming to Canada
Canada’s multicultural mosaic is an example of diversity the world often looks to. However, the experiences of immigrants illustrate the unique challenges they face as they strive to call Canada home.