Defeat of the far-right candidate in Dutch general elections

Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s party won the general elections held in the Netherlands on Wednesday, March 15. These elections were particularly important in the current European context, marked by the migratory crisis and the rise of far-right parties. A measure of far-right movements’ popularity Dutch citizens went to the polls to elect their new House […]

Ontario judge stands up with residential school survivors

Canada failed to protect thousands of Indigenous childrens’ cultural identities during the “1960s Scoop,” Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba stated. After an eight-year lawsuit, Ontario judge Edward Belobaba stated that the Canadian government did not fulfill its “duty of care“ to the children by placing thousands of Indigenous children in non-Indigenous families and residential schools. […]

Six deaths in a shooting at the Islamic cultural centre of Quebec City

The images released by the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec show bullet marks and blood on the walls. Last Sunday, the mosque was targeted by Alexandre Bissonnette, who opened fire on Muslim people gathered inside the building for evening prayers. Six people died and 19 were wounded. Bissonnette surrendered to police after trying to escape. […]

Indigenous groups concerned about LNG pipeline project

The federal cabinet has approved an $11.4 billion pipeline project that would transport natural gas over 900 km from northern British Columbia to the Prince Rupert area. The Pacific Northwest LNG project is backed by the giant Malaysian company Petronas. Environmentalists and First Nations have expressed their concern regarding the environmental damages that could be […]

What has Trump done so far?

Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States a week ago and has already taken several actions according to his campaign promises. Starting the dismantling of Obamacare Honouring his campaign promise, Donald Trump signed an executive order “to seek the prompt repeal” of the Affordable Care Act. Although Congress still has to vote […]

Politics Central: State of Innu reserve of Uashta-Maliotenam has been labeled as form of “apartheid”

Five suicide deaths have occurred in the Innu reserve of Uashat-Maliotenam, near Sept-Îles (Quebec), home of more than 4,000 people. An inquiry was conducted by Quebec’s coroner, Bernard LeFrançois, to determine the circumstances of these deaths and, above all, to analyze the victims’ broader living context in order to understand the high suicide rates that […]

Politics Central – Issue 1:

Stéphane Dion, one of the most influential Canadian politicians, has been replaced by Chrystia Freeland, formerly in charge of international trade, in the position of foreign affairs minister. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau justified his decision on the basis of keeping strong relations with the US after the election of president-elect, Donald Trump. Indeed, Dion has […]

World News Beat

Turkey – HDP deputies boycott Parliament after leaders were arrested Two leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), a pro-Kurdish political party, were arrested by the Turkish authorities, who accused them of helping the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The PKK has been struggling with the government since 1984 for the self-determination of Kurdish people, the […]

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RGENTINA – Women marching against violence Tens of thousands of women held a demonstration on October 19, marching in the streets of Buenos Aires to protest violence against women. The event was organized under the #NiUnaMenos movement (“Not one less,” meaning no more women lost to domestic violence), after the rape and death 16-year-old Lucía […]

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