Politics

Removal not the only way to deal with racist relics, historians say

As momentum builds to tear down monuments and rename buildings that are deemed racist relics of the past, some historians say offensive memorials should remain intact to deepen education and even bridge divides. Hundreds of statues remain across the U.S. in the wake of the Civil War, marking military figures or battle sites, and there is a growing push to remove what many regard as ...

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Buildings renamed, monuments fall in recognition of oppression of Indigenous people

While Canadians observing the violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., may feel assured this country does not have hundreds of U.S. Civil War monuments, some statues and buildings divide Canadians along similar lines. One is the statue in Halifax of Edward Cornwallis, a governor of Nova Scotia and a military officer credited by the British for founding the city in 1749. Later that ...

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Negotiators get to work in quiet contrast to the political noise outside

While President Donald Trump tweeted up a storm Thursday, the massive NAFTA negotiation he launched was off to a quick, quiet start in the boardrooms of a Washington hotel. Separate working groups on more than two dozen topics are holding their first encounters in this week’s intial round of North American trade talks, including groups that will deal with some ...

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Federal government program to match funds for East Africa garners $21.3M in donations

International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says a federal program to match donations for the East African famine generated $21.3 million from Canadians. The amount is one of the smallest responses to a Canadian government matching donation program since they initiated the idea for the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 — and at least one aid agency thinks the distraction of ...

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The Pollcast: Saskatchewan’s shifting political landscape

The CBC Pollcast, hosted by CBC poll analyst Éric Grenier, explores the world of electoral politics, political polls and the trends they reveal. Brad Wall’s announcement that he would be stepping down as premier of Saskatchewan means the province is experiencing a major shift in its political landscape, as both the governing and opposition parties are now in the midst of leadership races. And while ...

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Canadians in Spain told to avoid Barcelona tourist area, scene of terror attack

Canadians in Spain are being urged to avoid the Las Ramblas area in Barcelona, where a van has plowed through a crowd in the popular tourist area near the city centre. Global Affairs Canada is also urging Canadians in Spain to let their “loved ones know you are safe.” “Canada condemns today’s terror attack in Barcelona — our hearts, sympathies ...

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Andrew Scheer won’t grant interviews to The Rebel under current ‘editorial direction’

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer won’t grant interviews to Rebel Media if the outlet’s editorial direction remains “as it is,” he said at an event for supporters in British Columbia on Wednesday evening. The website, founded by conservative activist Ezra Levant, has come under fire since last weekend’s rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., culminated in violence and an attack on ...

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Share of anglophones in Quebec declining, not increasing, corrected census figures show

Breaking Statistics Canada had initially reported an unexplainable boom in anglophones in the province By Éric Grenier, CBC News Posted: Aug 17, 2017 8:37 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 17, 2017 8:43 AM ET Éric GrenierPolitics and polls Éric Grenier is a senior writer and the CBC’s polls analyst. He was the founder of ThreeHundredEight.com and has written for The Globe ...

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RCMP says it has intercepted 3,700 asylum seekers crossing illegally into Quebec since Aug. 1

More than 3,700 asylum seekers crossed the border illegally in Quebec during the two weeks spanning Aug. 1 to Aug. 15, the RCMP is reporting. The RCMP is holding a briefing, underway now, with the Canada Border Services Agency and the federal Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. According to CBSA figures, the RCMP also intercepted 2,996 asylum seekers crossing illegally into Quebec ...

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RCMP says it has intercepted 3,800 asylum seekers crossing illegally into Quebec since Aug. 1

More than 3,800 asylum seekers crossed the border illegally in Quebec during the two weeks spanning Aug. 1 to Aug. 15, the RCMP is reporting. The RCMP is holding a briefing, underway now, with the Canada Border Services Agency and the federal Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. According to CBSA figures, the RCMP also intercepted 2,996 asylum seekers crossing illegally into Quebec ...

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