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Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up ‘highness’ titles

Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up ‘highness’ titles

Associated Press

January 18, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Hello, life as — almost — ordinary civilians. Prince Harry and wife Meghan will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds for their work under a deal that lets the couple step aside as working royals, Buckingham Palace announced...

Trudeau facing brownface scandal

Trudeau facing brownface scandal

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

September 23, 2019

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau is once again at the center of political controversy after images of him wearing blackface and brownface years ago surfaced over the past week. The controversy comes over a month after a parliamentary ethics watchdog found that he broke the law when he tried to influence his former justice minister’s handling of corruption investigation into mining giant SNC-Lavalin. The initial phot...

Trudeau in trouble?

Trudeau  in trouble?

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

March 11, 2019

Is Justin Trudeau’s job in jeopardy? The Canadian prime minister’s Liberal government has been at the center of a scandal related to corruption charges against Quebec-based mining and construction giant SNC-Lavalin, and recent polling has shown the Liberals lagging behind the opposition Conserva...

Canada is second nation to legalize marijuana

Canada is second nation to legalize marijuana

Daniel Schirmer, Copy Editor

October 22, 2018

Canada’s federal Cannabis Act, also known as Bill C-45, went into effect on Wednesday, Oct. 17, effectively legalizing marijuana for recreational use throughout the nation. The only other country to have passed similar legislation is Uruguay, where recreational marijuana has been legal since Dec. 2013. On...

Canada at odds with natives

Canada at odds with natives

Lauren Hightower, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2018

Tension between the Canadian government and Indigenous groups is increasing following the trial and verdict of Gerald Stanley, the farmer who killed Colten Boushie, a young man from the Cree tribe in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Stanley pleaded not guilty to second degree murder charges, a...

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