Federal government updates advice on booster shots, confirms purchase of antiviral COVID pills
In a week that saw several provinces expand eligibility for booster shots to combat COVID-19, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization on Friday recommended the use of booster shots for people over the age of 18, but emphasized that adults over 50 should be prioritized.
Beijing Olympics raise questions
Earlier this week, the Bloc Quebecois MP introduced a motion calling for the Beijing Olympics to be postponed or relocated. As the federal government still debating the potential diplomatic boycott, Canada’s decision will have to balance the interests of athletes and human rights.
Transit, affordable housing among concerns for students heading into election year
Young Ottawans say their priorities for local politicians heading into an election year include addressing ballooning housing costs, LRT service disruptions, climate change and rising police budgets.
32 years after Montreal Massacre, activists wonder what’s changed?
32 years later, the Montreal Massacre is “tattooed” on the lives of those nearby yet still impacts young people today.
The trouble with the share button: How slacktivism disrupts real change
A deep-dive into an internet phenomenon that experts and advocates fear might keep people at their keyboards and away from real change.
‘Wildly disappointing’: Activists pan Ontario’s period poverty program
Ontario’s partnership with Shoppers Drug Mart to supply free menstrual products in schools might miss the mark in fighting period poverty.
New COVID-19 variant prompts Canada to announce new travel restrictions
Canada will implement travel restrictions to mitigate the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant recently detected in South Africa, federal officials announced Friday.
Ukrainian-Canadian youth use social media to promote the memory of Holodomor as Russian aggression continues
Canadian-Ukrainian youth are taking to social media to reclaim the legacy of Holodomor as the 88th anniversary of the man-made famine approaches on Saturday.
‘Nothing about us without us’: Scholars weigh in on key legal issues facing trans people in Canada
Trans-rights scholars and advocates stepped up their criticism of Canada’s legal landscape on Friday, acknowledging the fight for basic human rights has created “huge fatigue.”
‘Am I going to be stuck renting forever?’: A closer look at Ottawa’s housing crisis — and demands on the federal government to help fix it
While people struggling to find affordable rentals in cities across Canada is not a new conversation, recent trends in rental markets have reinvigorated calls to government to stop promising and take direct action.
Ottawa residents want change, but voter turnout remains low for municipal elections
Less than a year remains before Ottawa residents head to the polls and cast their ballots in the October 2022 municipal election. Between the string of LRT service interruptions, increases to police funding despite demands to defund and concerns of developer influence, there is growing dissatisfaction among residents who feel their concerns are ignored by the city council.
Young people question future of Ottawa’s LRT amid continuous disruptions
Young transit riders said Friday they are not convinced a public inquiry into Ottawa’s recently reopened light-rail transit system will fix its issues for good.
Economic recovery, reconciliation leading issues for young Ottawans as Parliament resumes
Young people in the nation’s capital focused on the need for Indigenous reconciliation and economic recovery as Parliament gets ready to open on Monday.
Demands to defund police should “go to Queen’s Park,” says Ottawa city councillor
Provincial legislation complicates city’s ability to respond to defund demands, says city councillor. Community members disagree.
With Parliament returning, young members of a defeated Green Party grapple with its racism and transphobia problem
In a year that saw the hottest temperatures in Canadian history, and record-breaking floods this week in B.C., the Sept. 20 federal election provided an opportunity for the Green Party. But two months later, the Greens are arriving in Ottawa without a leader and with a host of internal issues that has many supporters wondering how the party can rebuild itself.