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Janice Dickson is a freelance reporter. Follow her on twitter
Liberal MP Chrystia Freeland: women's voices critical for Canadian democracy
Last November, two Liberal MPs, Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti, were suspended because of sexual harassment allegations made by two NDP MPs. In the midst of the unfolding Jian Ghomeshi...
Dec 16th, 2014
ISIS extremist's name means “The Light of Canadians," counter-terrorism expert says
Dec 8th, 2014
Farm owner fears his horses will be “swimming in oil”
A farm dedicated to helping people could be jeopardized by oil in Energy East pipeline
Nov 11th, 2014
Former Chief Statistician, MPs urge Harper to bring back long-form census
The NDP are standing beside the Liberals in an effort to bring back the long-form census that was axed by Harper in 2010. “Eliminating the long-form census was a prime piece of the Conservatives’...
Nov 6th, 2014
MP Nathan Cullen calls Harper government "corrupt and entitled"
"This shows a government that has become corrupt and entitled—they have special privileges,” Nathan Cullen, NDP MP said of Conservative-turned-Independent MP Dean Del Mastro who quit his seat in...
Nov 5th, 2014
On an emotional level, hard to recover from Ottawa shootings for those who were nearby
Vancouver Observer's Ottawa reporter's personal account of what happened to her during the attack.
Oct 29th, 2014
Landowner refuses to surrender property for Energy East pipeline
Rick Verge was shocked when a TransCanada land agent knocked on his door in Titusville, N.B., last year and offered him $1000 to conduct a land survey in exchange for his signature. He refused. He...
Oct 21st, 2014
Ottawa gunman used an illegally acquired 30-30 Winchester rifle: expert
After the terrorist attack in Ottawa that left one soldier dead and others injured, a grainy photo of suspected shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau brandishing a gun dominated social media. The weapon in...
Oct 23rd, 2014
Canada's oil sector a "potential target" for Islamic State terrorism: experts
Imagine a terrorist attack in the heart of Canada's oil sands and the devastation it would have on the economy. It’s a scenario a security expert said is a possibility, given the importance of the...
Oct 6th, 2014
ISIS encourages supporters to kill Canadians
A chilling voice claims to be ISIS spokesperson—Abu Muhammad al-Adnani. He calls on ISIS allies to kill Canadians among other western non-believers. “If you can kill a disbelieving American or...
Sep 26th, 2014