Category Archives: Politics

Ontario Government to Invoke Section 33 of the Constitution

On September 10th, 2018  the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, announced that he will be invoking the so-called ‘Notwithstanding clause’ in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Section 33.) This decision is in response to a court decision that the … Continue reading

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John Diefenbaker, Canadian Prime Minister

Today is the 39th anniversary of the death of former Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. John George Diefenbaker was born September 18th, 1895 in Neustadt, Ontario to William Thomas Diefenbaker and his wife Mary Florence.  His father was of German … Continue reading

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Why Toronto Needs 47 Councillors

It has been reported that the Provincial Government wishes to cut the number of councillors in Toronto from 47 to 25, and be made effective for the 2018 municipal election.  Not only is this a last minute decision right before … Continue reading

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Bank of Canada Considers a Woman for Banknote

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the Bank of Canada will look into having a woman on a banknote starting in 2018.  Currently featured on banknotes are Sir Wilfred Laurier ($5 bill), Sir John A. MacDonald ($10 bill), Her … Continue reading

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57 Years Since Avro Arrow was Cancelled

February 20th, 2016 marks the 57th anniversary of the Canadian Government’s decision to cancel production of the CF-105 Avro Arrow. The Avro Arrow was originally conceived to be an interceptor plane for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), ready for … Continue reading

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Canada’s 42nd Federal General Election

On Monday October 19th, 2015, the Dominion of Canada conducted its 42nd Federal General Election in the history of the Dominion. The election saw an increase in the number of Members of Parliament (MPs) being elected – 338 members, up … Continue reading

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Sir John A. MacDonald’s Bicentenary

On January 11th 2015, Canada celebrates the 200th birthday of its first Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald. Sir John A. was a Father of Confederation, and had been Premier of the Province of Canada prior to Confederation. Sir John … Continue reading

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New City Council elected in Toronto

Toronto has just conducted a municipal election and the results are in. Let’s break them down: John Tory is the new Mayor, receiving 40% of the vote, beating out the other two main contenders Doug Ford (33%) and Olivia Chow … Continue reading

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Ontario Announces New Cabinet

Thanks to the recent general election in Ontario and the Liberal Party receiving a majority government, Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced some changes to the Cabinet. Many Cabinet members are still in Cabinet, albeit with new portfolios, while others remain … Continue reading

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Liberal Majority in Ontario

Now that the dust has settled in the 41st general election in Ontario, let’s look at the results: Out of 107, 54 seats were required to form a majority Government. The Liberals won 58 seats, for a four seat majority. … Continue reading

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