Category Archives: Politics

Two dead in Bangladesh as supporters of war criminals resort to violence News, Politics

Shumu Haque Two men died in Bangladesh hospitals Thursday after succumbing to injuries from attacks by Bangladesh Chhatra Shibir (Shibir), the student wing of fundamentalist political party Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh,  the Daily Star, a Bangladeshi newspaper reported. These  are just two in a series of attacks by Shibir since the mass protest demanding justice for war

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Bangladeshi protest grows over war crime verdict News, Politics

Shumu Haque The current verdict on a series of war crime tribunals has brought the nation together in an unprecedented politically neutral platform, Bangladeshi social activists say. “The spark of this movement was created by the common people of Bangladesh, not by any political parties,”  said Razib Mir, an assistant professor of Mass Communication and

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Senator Brazeau ousted from Conservative caucus Politics

Senator Patrick Brazeau was kicked out of the Conservative caucus after he was arrested in a domestic abuse case, CTV reported Thursday. Brazeau remains a senator  but was released from his duty in the caucus Thursday by Senator Marjory LeBreton, Canadian Press reported. CTV reported the firing comes after a long list of “controversial revelations”

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Video: Olivia Chow scrummed after York U gridlock meeting Politics

[youtube id=”XDVU2F8IeuQ” width=”620″ height=”360″] Videography by Stephen Donkers Olivia Chow was scrummed after giving a talk at York University, Thursday. “It’s never too late for a better city,” said Chow when asked about whether the damage to the city’s infrastructure has already been done. When asked about her preference between subways and LRTs, Chow said

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Kathleen Wynne officially becomes Ontario’s new leader News, Politics, Uncategorized

  By Kate McCullough The torch was officially passed to Kathleen Wynne Thursday morning as she was named Ontario’s premier-designate. “It is a great honour and pleasure to be here. I am just here to accept this honour,” Wynne told The Globe and Mail Thursday. “I had the opportunity this morning to thank the premier

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Google Maps makes North Korean prison camps visible News, Politics

Compiled by Amber Daugherty Google maps now show details in North Korea, a country known for being secretive – even to the online giant. Photos are now available showing various landmarks – Kim Il-sung Square, The Grand Theatre and subway stops – in Pyongyang, the country’s capital. Included on the maps are large gray areas,

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Wynne has busy schedule ahead of Feb.19 deadline News, Politics

By Amber Daugherty Time is already ticking for Kathleen Wynne, Ontario’s new premier-designate. With Saturday’s celebration behind her, Wynne has already rolled up her sleeves as she begins working to accomplish everything needed in the next three weeks. Boxes to be checked off her to-do list before ending the prorogation of Parliament on Feb. 19

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