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?

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