Receive up-to-the-minute news updates on the hottest topics with NewsHub. Install now.

Search results

1-10 results from 1000 for query «politics»

July 15, 2018 10:18 PM Canadian tourists still visiting U.C. despite trade conflict

“All of that being said, we’ve not seen a trade war like this, so that may change,” she said, “but as of now, the U.S. remains a very popular destination.” Florida accounts for the largest number of visitors from the north, typically snowbirds in the winter. New England is also a popular destination, and beaches like Old Orchard Beach and Hampton Beach 7

July 10, 2018 2:34 PM MPPs electing new speaker by secret ballot Wednesday

Burlington MPP Jane McKenna, who has returned to Queen’s Park after a four-year hiatus, would like to make history as the first woman to become speaker. McKenna, elected in 2011 then defeated in 2014 before returning after the June 7 vote, said she’s seen the highs and the lows of politics. “I remember how I felt the first time I entered the Legislature 5

July 6, 2018 10:49 PM Only Elton John can save the world from Donald Trump

Trump: “You know, I was with Elton John. Elton John. Anybody like Elton John? I like him. And a lot of times like he’ll do this last song. And it’s so great. It’s so unbelievable. The place is standing and roaring and going incredible. And then there’ll be like — he’ll come back for like three more, right? And the three aren’t as good as the last one. And people 27

July 4, 2018 4:39 PM Tunisia’s capital elects first female mayor

TUNIS, TUNISIA—A woman from Tunisia’s moderate Islamic party was elected on Tuesday as mayor of the capital city, Tunis, the first time a woman holds the post. Souad Abderrahim, a 54-year-old pharmacist of the Ennahdha party, won the post in the second round of voting by the municipal council. She defeated her top rival, Kamel Idir, of the party Nida Tounes 12

July 3, 2018 2:57 PM Patrick Brown attempts political comeback in Peel

He has a dozen honourary chairs on his campaign, including Bill McBain, an advisor to former NDP premier Bob Rae; Senator Victor Oh; Tiger Ali Singh, philanthropist and former professional wrestler; former Caledon fire chief Dave Forfar; businesswoman Asha Luthra, who was the first female president of the Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce; Ramesh Chotai 8

June 29, 2018 10:30 AM Thea Lim’s book An Ocean of Minutes, draws on the best of old and new CanLit

In the age of widespread refugee crises, weather events, data mining, corporate greed and totalitarian politics, dystopian narratives are very much on the brain. Toronto writer Thea Lim taps into this trend with her timely debut, An Ocean of Minutes, which draws on the best of old and new CanLit traditions. The novel follows twentysomething Polly — a furniture 10

June 27, 2018 10:24 PM American women could lose abortion rights after Supreme Court judge announces his retirement

Women in no-abortion states who still wanted to terminate their pregnancies would be forced to choose between travelling to liberal states, getting an illegal abortion, or reluctantly allowing the pregnancy to continue. “Women with money could get abortions no matter what the law said, because they could travel out of state or even out of the country 12

June 22, 2018 10:40 PM Switzerland scorers Xhaka, Shaqiri make Albanian nationalist gesture during win against Serbia

Serbia’s players did not react to the eagle gestures at Kaliningrad Stadium. “I don’t have any comments,” Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic said. “I don’t deal with these things. I am a man of sports, and this is what I’m going to stay being.” In the tournament’s first come-from-behind victory, Xhaka made it 1-1 in the 52nd minute with a powerful shot through 13

June 19, 2018 4:07 PM Trudeau has billions of reasons to dig in against Trump on dairy

Justin Trudeau’s defence of Canadian dairy tariffs isn’t just about farmers and politics — it’s about debt, too. The prime minister squared off with U.S. President Donald Trump this month over Canada’s “supply management” system, which sets quotas for dairy, eggs and poultry and charges high tariffs above that threshold. Despite a U.S. surplus on dairy 11

June 16, 2018 9:01 PM Natalie Portman calls Harvard pal Jared Kushner 'a super-villain'

Academy Award-winning actress spoke about U.S. President's son-in-law on late-night talk show Natalie Portman says her Harvard classmate Jared Kushner has become a "super-villain." The Academy Award-winning actress said on CBS' Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thursday that there's not much funny to say about "someone you were friends with becoming a super-villain 18