Aboriginal Canadians

Canada to formally apologize to LGBTQ people for decades of discrimination

The apology will likely focus on the government’s previous anti-LGBTQ “purge.”<p>Canada has a message for LGBTQ people: sorry.<p>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced over the weekend that on November 28, the government will issue a formal apology to LGBTQ Canadians.<p>According to Canada’s Globe and …

News

Trudeau’s Supreme Court conundrum

No Indigenous judge has sat on the Supreme Court of Canada, an omission by past prime ministers that provides our current one with an opportunity that he is not about to squander if he can help it.<p>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would have liked to cross that "first" off his to-do list last year, …

Canada

How This Artist's Archival Discovery Sparked High-Tech Art

A photograph from a Smithsonian archives piqued Jordan Bennett’s creativity; his work is part of a new exhibition that explores technology and …

First Nations

How To Stop A Pipeline In 4 Steps

How TAs the price of oil continues to stagger and the growth of renewables picks up pace all around the world, it's hard to understand why our …

Canadian News

Politics Briefing: The frustration of talking to government departments

<b>Good morning,</b><p>Sometimes in this newsletter we try to pull back the curtain a bit, to help Globe readers understand the process of political reporting. Here's a recent experience in asking for information from federal departments.<p>As part of the government's Canada 150 celebrations, 38 initiatives …

Canada

Morning Brief: Little NAFTA progress as Trudeau warned against being a 'Judas'

<b>Today’s Morning Brief is brought to you by the Institute on Governance and Canadians for a New Partnership which are hosting the “Characteristics of</b> …

Jacinda Ardern

Ottawa urged to compensate Métis

OTTAWA — Pressure is mounting on the federal Liberals to compensate Métis people who were taken from their families in the Sixties Scoop, after they …

Canadian News

Six stories in the news for today, Nov. 20

Six stories in the news for Monday, Nov. 20<p>——<p><b>CANADIANS TOLD TO BRACE FOR ‘CLASSIC’ WINTER</b><p>One of Canada’s high profile weather forecasters is warning …

Canadian News

Canoe builder named Creative Nova Scotia's Indigenous artist of the year

95K was awarded to several artists at gala in Halifax<p>The recipient of Creative Nova Scotia's first Indigenous artist award hopes it's a sign the …

Canada

'It was a big adjustment': Constable Stevenson, a female Inuit officer, is a rarity in northern Quebec

MONTREAL — Though she’s only 22, Constable Pamela Stevenson is undoubtedly one of her northern Quebec police force’s most coveted new recruits.<p>When …

Canadian News

MP awards Canada 150 pins to PoCo grocers

To celebrate Canada 150, the country's 338 members of parliament were each assigned 20 limited edition pins to award to constituents.<p>And last week, …

Canada 150

Remembering Louis Riel

In one corner of historic Fort Langley on Saturday, visitors were taking unsteady aim with bows and arrows at targets from behind a roped-off safety …

Métis

'This is what we lost': Alberta artist honours missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls

Alberta artist Terry McCue was so moved the first time he heard about the REDress movement, he was inspired to come up with his own tribute to …

Indigenous Peoples

Liberal failure to make key federal appointments is a disappointment

Around the Christmas holidays, the Liberal government is going to miss a bunch of deadlines. The terms of several officers of Parliament, senior government watchdogs, will expire without successors in place. Again.<p>The Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, the Information Commissioner, the …

Government

Government must address health needs in Grassy Narrows, Philpott says

Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says the federal government acknowledges it has obligations to address health needs in Grassy Narrows First Nation – a northern Ontario community plagued by the impacts of mercury contamination.<p>Philpott says she'll be meeting with community leadership, …

Canada

Artists paint murals to promote diversity in Edmonton LRT stations

'Hopefully they'll see them every day and get the messages over time'<p>Local artists are hopeful that the small brushstrokes they're making on the …

Street Art

Canada and U.K. Launch Coal Phaseout Plan

<i>BONN, 17 November, 2017</i> – Canada and the UK have launched the Powering Past Coal Alliance, a collection of 20 countries, six provinces or states, and …

Climate

Art so sacred, we’re not allowed to show it to you

SIX NATIONS, Ont. — There's a story Paul Williams likes to share, though he'd rather not say when it's from or who it's about. Most of the things …

Canadian News

A kid who grew up in the projects is now in charge of reducing poverty in B.C.

The 350-square-foot, two-bedroom apartment is a cramped, no-frills space, but it provided a safe place for cabinet-minister-to-be Shane Simpson, his …

Poverty

Despite criticism, 57 per cent of Canadians find Edmonton Eskimos name 'acceptable': survey

The term 'Eskimo' is widely considered an ethnic slur by Inuit people, but a majority of Canadians don’t have a problem with the branding of the …

Canadian News

Concordia pilot program teaches entrepreneurship to First Nations youth

A three-day Concordia University pilot program is giving First Nations youth from across Quebec a chance to learn how to start their own …

Entrepreneurship

Billed as an artistic landmark, new Polygon Gallery opens on North Shore

NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – North Vancouver’s Presentation House Gallery is getting a new home and a new name.<p>The $20 million Polygon Gallery opens …

Coast Salish

68 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, November 19

Looking for something to do on Sunday? <i>The Straight</i>’s got you covered. Here are 68 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, November</b> …

Coast Salish

'We're absolutely not ready': Quebec's pot bill concerns Indigenous communities

Leaders worry about police services, resources needed to deal with recreational marijuana<p>After the province unveiled its marijuana bill, Indigenous …

Canada

White Rock Christmas toy drive set - Surrey Now-Leader

White Rock RCMP will once again be collecting toys to help brighten Christmas for families in need.<p>Their ‘Cram the Cruiser’ event is set for 3-6 p.m. …

British Columbia

Former Presentation House Gallery finds new North Vancouver home

New Polygon Gallery opens with exhibition about history of North Vancouver<p>After nearly three decades in the making and a $20 million investment, the …

Canada

11-17: NEWS: Federal government seeks northern input on new Arctic policy framework

NEWS: Nunavut November 17, 2017 - 2:30 pm<p>Federal government seeks northern input on new Arctic policy framework<p>Public has until January 2018 to weigh …

Canada

'We have far more pressing issues': Inuit who support Edmonton Eskimos speak out

Inuit point to suicide and housing crises, food insecurity as bigger issues for politicians to tackle<p>If you think all Inuit are insulted by the …

Sports (Canada)

Edmonton Eskimos is a racial slur and it's time to stop using it

The Edmonton Eskimos have a big football game Sunday and thousands of people in my hometown will be cheering them on in the hope the team makes it to …

Inuit

Trudeau's Liberals seriously messed up the national MMIWG inquiry

This week in <i>This Magazine</i><p>It's no secret: Canada's national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is a mess. The inquiry has …

Canadian News