Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued an apology for the Canadian government’s historic mistreatment of and discrimination against LGBTQ individuals.
A Canadian wax museum apparently intent on illustrating the aging effects of leadership has unveiled a new sculpture of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and it is...a little off.
Everyone knows that the car is one of the best places to sing, second only to the shower and into the mouth of a very deep cave. But a Canadian man was fined by police after they decided that he was simply having too much fun while on his way to buy a bottle of water, singing along to his (and your) favorite song, C+C…
Once again, our less shitty neighbor to the north has done something worthy of applause: Canada will now allow its citizens to identify with a gender-neutral “X” on their passports.
Seven months after Justin Trudeau proposed a policy to protect Indigenous languages, linguists worry that action needs to be taken soon or else Canada will lose the last of its Indigenous speakers.
Woah my God. An eight-year-old boy and 11-year-old girl were doused with gasoline and set on fire by a third child this weekend, The Canadian Press reports. In the understatement of the century, the Mounties say that this happened in “an altercation” between the children.
In 2015, a Canada woman identified by the pseudonym Angela Cardinal was held for five days in jail to ensure she’d testify in her own sexual assault case. A judge decided that she was a flight risk, though her actions and history did not back up that assessment.
On Saturday, a particularly bold California sea lion pulled a little girl off the dock and into the water at Steveston Fisherman’s Wharf in Richmond, British Columbia. She was quickly recovered, and aside from the scare, seems to be relatively unscathed.
A short column titled “Winning the Appropriation Prize” published in early May has sparked a small but fiery debate in the Canadian literary community over race, representation, and, for some, free speech. The column appeared in Write, a small magazine produced by the Writer’s Union of Canada (TWUC); in it, Hal…
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Canada’s saga of syrup stolen from its maple syrup reserve has concluded with stiff penalties for an accused perpetrator who pled guilty: Avik Caron has been sentenced five years in the slammer and to pay $1.2 million for his part in the caper. Let that be a lesson to anyone considering meddling with our Northern…
Citing their concern over Donald Trump’s xenophobic travel ban, the Girl Guides of Canada have canceled all travel to the United States for the foreseeable future.
Last year, when I was invited to sing “O Canada” at the NBA All-Star Game, I was happy for the opportunity to represent the city I live in, Toronto, as it hosted the world’s largest celebration of one of my favorite sports.
What is happening? Looks very fun! Who is even who? Look at how their brown hair is the same!
At 8 p.m. the Québec City Islamic Cultural Center on Sainte-Foy Street was holding evening prayers, when three gunmen burst into the building and began shooting. Five are dead, and many more injured.
This is how sympathetic columnists have characterized questions regarding the ethnic heritage of Canadian writer Joseph Boyden: a “lynching,” a punishment, and a misguided attempt by “activist communities.” For at least a decade, Boyden has claimed that he is of Indigenous descent. He has subsequently built his career …
While America gleefully self-immolates, our neighbors to the north are enjoying a bit of nice news for themselves: On Thursday, Canada announced that the new face of its $10 bill will be the civil rights activist Viola Desmond, the first woman of color to appear on any of the country’s banknotes.
In 2012, 540,000 gallons of the sweet brown stuff were discovered missing from the Canadian maple syrup reserve. Rich Cohen of Vanity Fair went to Canada to revisit the story, which is still being prosecuted in courts, and to remind us that Canada controls over 72% of the world’s maple syrup supply. That’s why it’s so…
Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, and a number of well-known Canadian authors have drawn the ire of the Canadian literary community after signing an open letter addressed to the University of British Columbia. The letter concerns the firing of former UBC Creative Writing chair and best-selling writer Steven Galloway…