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

Investigating Ryerson’s low election voter turnout

(By: Sherina Harris) Did you vote in Ryerson’s Senate elections this year? What about the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) elections? Despite having an eligible voting population of 38,344 students, only 1,882 ballots were submitted for the student senator at-large position. That makes a participation rate of 4.9 per cent. In contrast, voting for RSU president had a participation rate of 19.7 per cent. Carolin Zakee, … Continue reading Investigating Ryerson’s low election voter turnout

Canada’s refugee system is good, but not perfect: Cecco

(By: Ryan Rocca) While Canada is notoriously known for welcoming refugees, the government should look at ways to make their assimilation into the country more effective, Leyland Cecco, a journalist and UN employee said at Ryerson Wednesday. Cecco works for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and recently finished working on a series of stories for the UN named From Far and Wide, which highlights … Continue reading Canada’s refugee system is good, but not perfect: Cecco

‘Sick and depraved’ terrorist attack in London

(By: Ryan Rocca) Five people are dead and 40 are injured following a terrorist attack in London Wednesday. The attack began around 2:40 p.m. local time when a terrorist, who has been identified as 52 year-old Khalid Masood, began mowing down pedestrians as he drove his car on a sidewalk along Westminster Bridge. The attacker continued to drive his vehicle along Westminster Bridge towards the … Continue reading ‘Sick and depraved’ terrorist attack in London

Trudeau visits the GTA

(By: Ryan Rocca) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in the GTA Monday where he met with residents, politicians and business leaders in Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto and Vaughan. Trudeau’s day began in Brampton where he had a meeting with Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey and some local MPs. He spent approximately one hour in the city. There, he and the local dignitaries discussed, among other topics, job … Continue reading Trudeau visits the GTA

The highly anticipated first month of Donald Trump

(By: Sherina Harris) Feb. 20 marks one month since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America. It’s been a fast paced month that has prompted strong reactions from people of all political backgrounds — from some Trump aides suspected of communicating with Russia to a court of appeals denying the Department of Justice’s request to reinstate Trump’s … Continue reading The highly anticipated first month of Donald Trump