In 1916, women across the nation rejoiced as Manitoba became the first province to grant women the right to vote. Looking back, it’s almost ludicrous to think that gender could determine one’s status within society.…View More Ethnic Women are Full Participants in Canada
Today is International Day of Democracy. Yet, the western world seems to have lost hope of the very fundamentals we are supposed to hold dear to our hearts – freedom, equality, respect and peace building.…View More Wake Up Democracy!
“Just because you’ve fallen off ship doesn’t mean you’re drowning.” In the film My Internship in Canada, the person struggling to stay afloat is the politician who fails to please everyone. Oscar-nominated director Philippe Falardeau’s…View More Comedy Reveals Challenges of Canadian Democracy
To some people, Canada seems like the land of American civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr.’s dreams. But a group of race relations activists in Ottawa contend that this belies the truth, and that…View More MLK Would Be Proud of Canada: Grégoire-Trudeau
The government’s controversial anti-terrorism legislation, C-51, will be among the topics studied by the United Nations this week as part of a periodic review of how well Canada is upholding its international human rights obligations.…View More C-51 Among Topics UN Human Rights Committee Considering This Week
The Vancouver School Board trustees’ approval last month of a policy to accommodate transsexual students in schools has triggered corrosive divisions in the community, challenging Canada’s view of itself as a society that celebrates diversity.…View More New Washrooms Policy Divides Vancouver