A new poll shows that the majority of Canadians are opposed to the commercial hunt of seal pups, agree with the EU ban on seal products, and do not want federal taxes to promote the industry.
Politics in Canada
Stephen Harper invited seven African countries to the G8 summit, but some African civil society leaders are sceptical about Africa having real input, and about delivery on promises.
Hosting the G20 in Toronto was the first of a series of political gambles by the Conservative government. They failed on every level and time will show how much.
The Harper government is in the final days of its effort to gather input from Canadians about the country's digital future.
A G20 protester arrested last Saturday recounts what happened: Peaceful protest, silent menace from the police, being in a 'trophy photo' with her arresting officer, and the camaraderie in the cells.
The Liberals win byelections in Yarmouth and Glace Bay with bright young fellows. Is something going on in our politics? The Liberals on the march, perhaps, against a fading NDP?
CUPE is adding its voice to a growing list of organizations calling for a public inquiry into the traumatic and excessive use of force by police and government officials during the G20 summit.
M. NourbeSe Philip
Everyday violence at work in the world seems fine with the authorities. If 30 Toronto store windows are smashed during G20 protests they become bigger issues than poverty, war, and corporate abuse.
The lessons to be learned here are numerous but none more so than why politics matters, why we can never rest and think that while some of us have achieved equal rights, the battles are over.
As a Canadian Jew who grew up in Israel, I am stymied. My Israeli friends debate what happens there freely. I say the same in Toronto, and I am not only an anti-Semite, but an enemy of the state.