Watch above: Two toddlers died in a house fire on a Saskatchewan First Nation Tuesday morning and no fire crews responded to the scene. Wendy Winiewski finds out why the nearby volunteer department didn’t answer the call. 601 more words
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OTTAWA — The federal agency that’s supposed to promote the equality and advancement of women has only approved a handful of projects in recent years that had anything to do with aboriginals. 591 more words
Even for people schooled in the many incongruities of Canadian government, this one is hard to get your head around: the three political parties that compete over who prizes women more, who most encourages women candidates, who is most fervent in seeking the elimination of prejudice against women — these three parties that collectively have won the vast majority of the seats in Parliament as long as anyone can remember don’t have a process for dealing with complaints of sexual abuse by Members of Parliament. 1,019 more words
The Conservative government is defending its surveillance of public demonstrations throughout Canada, insisting that peaceful protests can sometimes become violent and pose threats to national security. 678 more words
When Justin Trudeau declared this month that Liberal candidates would be required to be ‘‘openly pro-choice,’’ abortion foe Andrea Mrozek was thrilled.
The founder of the ProLife ProWoman blog also privately cheered when Niki Ashton, the NDPs Status of Women critic, put forth a motion asking Parliament to affirm “a woman’s right to choose abortion.’’ 1,462 more words