Justin Trudeau formally apologized for Canada’s 1939 refusal to accept a ship carrying 900 Jewish refugees

Neil Hall – Pool/Getty Images Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a formal apology on Wednesday for the country’s refusal to take in a ship carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees in 1939.  The ship left Germany in 1939 fleeing Nazi persecution.  After it was rejected entrance into Canada and other countries, the ship was […]

We’re ignoring Canada’s alcohol problem, chief public health officer warns

Canada’s chief public health officer says she’s worried about the rise in heavy drinking among Canadian women. In recent weeks, Dr. Theresa Tam has tried to sound the alarm on Canada’s substance abuse problem, making it the focus of her 2018 report on the state of public health in Canada.

Canada’s parliament unanimously voted to strip Myanmar’s leader of her honorary citizenship

Dan Himbrechts – Pool/Getty Images Canada’s parliament on Thursday voted to strip Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship as part of the country’s crackdown of global human-rights violators.  Suu Kyi had been granted the symbolic citizenship in 2007 in recognition for the way she addressed the mistreatment of […]

Challenge of Health Canada’s cannabis education plan is how to talk so teens will listen

In the past, public health campaigns warning of the harmful effects of drugs delivered one resounding message: Don’t do it. But now that the federal government has decided to legalize marijuana, Health Canada is undertaking new strategies to try and land on teens’ screens and in the places they hang out.

Cargo cruising deep into Canada’s French First Nations territory

Tim Johnson August 30, 2018 Share this article The best way to navigate Canada’s mighty St. Lawrence river? By cargo ship, of course—Tim Johnson traces a shipping route that delivers essential goods to remote First Nations and Québécois Canadians. At this point, here on the south shore, it seems a little ridiculous to call the […]