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‘Study hard’ and don’t worry about school shootings, Trump tells students

Aug 9 2019 — — Students getting ready to go back to class shouldn’t worry about school shootings, says U.S. President Donald Trump, but instead “really study hard.” Trump made the comments outside the White House on Friday as he left for a vacation in New Jersey. He said “serious” talks are taking place on gun control following two deadly […]

Liberals name challenger to Jody Wilson-Raybould in upcoming federal election

Aug 9 2019 — — Jody Wilson-Raybould’s former party has named who will take on the now-Independent MP in October’s federal election. The Liberals on Tuesday are set to acclaim Vancouver tech entrepreneur Taleeb Noormohamed as their nominee for the Vancouver-Granville riding, where Wilson-Raybould is seeking reelection. Noormohamed has been a federal Liberal candidate before, when he ran to represent […]

Muslim group calls on Conservative candidate to step down over social media posts

Aug 4 2019 — — The National Council of Canadian Muslims is calling on a Toronto-area Conservative candidate to step aside following reports about her past social media posts. Nadia Hasan, acting executive director of the council, said Saturday that Ghada Melek’s alleged comments on Islam and the LGBTQ2 community show she “wouldn’t know how to serve” all citizens in […]

Ottawa-Vanier MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers resigns seat in Ontario legislature

Jul 31 2019 — — Nathalie Des Rosiers, MPP for Ottawa-Vanier submitted her resignation on Wednesday as she prepares to move into her new role as Principal of Massey College. Des Rosier announced her intentions back in May of this year as she takes over the position from the former principal Hugh Segal, who retired at the end of June.

Is Donald Trump racist? Half of U.S. voters think so, according to a new poll

Jul 30 2019 — — American voters believe Donald Trump is racist, but most aren’t in favour of impeachment, according to a new survey. A Quinnipiac University National Poll released Tuesday found that 51 per cent of U.S. voters believe their president is racist. That number has gone up by two per cent, compared to a previous Quinnipiac poll conducted […]