Vivelecanada Canada Newswatch
It’s been about a month since the federal election that made Justin Trudeau prime minister. The election results illustrate both sides of the challenge that political parties face at election control-the need to motivate the party’s base, while also getting undecided “swing” voters to support them.
The issues of women wearing the niqab at citizenship ceremonies became a heated issue in the recent federal election. Some critics say that the niqab is a symbol of female oppression and has nothing to do with Islam. Some of the women who want to publicly wear the niqab, such as Zunera Ishaq and Aysha Luqman-Pandor, say that they choose to wear the niqab as a personal expression of their identity and devotion to the Muslim faith.
Jessica Ernst is fighting against Encana Corporation and the Alberta (energy) Regulator for huge alleged violations of law and duty. Andrew Nikiforuk catches the mood - and details - of the contest as well as the impaired state of justice in Canada. Read his new book: Slick Water.
The move from 'Progressive Conservatism' in Canada to 'Far Right Reaction' threatens democracy as Canadians know and live it. The support by much of Canada's major media for the Far Right is a disturbing factor.
Pipelines are a major political issue in Canada. Getting oil to market is seen as critical to Alberta’s economy. They are a high priority for Stephen Harper’s government, so why has there been so little progress on pipelines?