Ottawa health bodies bluntly disapprove of looming Marijuana legalization
By Patrick Barrios | Due to public health concerns, Ottawa’s health bodies remain largely opposed to the recreational use of cannabis.
Canada’s East vs. West: New federal leadership highlights longstanding divide
By Matthew Olson | A wave of new, young leaders in Canadian politics could struggle to bridge the geopolitical divide that's existed for decades.
Loss of trust in parliament could turn Canadian voters away from future elections
By Elise von Scheel | Canadians surged to the election booths in 2015, then political activity dropped. Experts worry the drop in participation stems from citizens losing faith in parliament.
Environmental investments in 2017 budget get mixed reviews
On March 22, the federal government introduced the second budget of Justin Trudeau’s mandate. Building on their campaign promise to prioritize environmental action, Finance Minister Bill Morneau made green investment a featured item in the 2017 budget. A...
NAFTA’s future uncertain under President Trump
By Tamar Harris and Robert Williams | Uncertainty over the future of NAFTA under President Trump has proponents of free trade concerned that the trade agreement may be coming to an end.
Female politicians face uphill climb despite gender-balanced cabinet
By Brittany van Frankfoort and Simon Deschamps | Although Canada’s first gender-balanced cabinet established a standard for gender parity, municipally, provincially and federally, female participation continues to lag behind male participation.