Who is the new leader of the federal NDP, Jagmeet Singh?

(By: Sherina Harris) Jagmeet Singh became the first non-white leader of a major political party in Canada after a decisive victory in the NDP leadership election on October 1. Singh won 53 per cent of the vote, solidifying his place as leader of the NDP and a challenger to Liberal Justin Trudeau and Conservative Andrew Scheer in the 2019 federal election. Singh graduated from Osgoode … Continue reading Who is the new leader of the federal NDP, Jagmeet Singh?

Marijuana legalization: where does it stand now?

(By: Ryan Rocca) Marijuana is going to be legal in Canada in less than nine months, making our country one of the first in the world to fully legalize and regulate the drug. With that, where does the legalization process stand? A parliamentary committee recently finished reviewing Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, and has made some amendments to the bill. The committee … Continue reading Marijuana legalization: where does it stand now?

Ryerson grad Mena Massoud cast as Disney’s live-action Aladdin

(By: Angela McLean) It is about to be a whole new world for Mena Massoud. After weeks of speculation, Massoud, a Ryerson graduate, has been announced as the casting choice for Aladdin in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of the 1992 classic. The Egypt-born, Markham-raised and Toronto-based actor has racked up a long list of acting credits including roles on Teen Nick’s Open Heart, CTV’s Saving … Continue reading Ryerson grad Mena Massoud cast as Disney’s live-action Aladdin

Kevin O’Leary drops out of Canadian Conservative Party leadership race

(By: Angela McLean) Although he was at one point the front-runner, Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary has announced he is dropping out of the race. After reports first surfaced online Wednesday morning (April 26), O’Leary took to Facebook with a statement confirming his decision, citing a lack of momentum in Quebec and weak second-ballot support as his main obstacles going forward. “This was not an … Continue reading Kevin O’Leary drops out of Canadian Conservative Party leadership race