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Canada Launches Its Black Entrepreneurs Program

Canada Launches Its Black Entrepreneurs Program

The Canadian government has teamed up with some of the country’s largest financial institutions to launch a C$221 million ($168 million) program for Black entrepreneurs to access credit and help them bounce back from the pandemic-induced economic slump. In a joint announcement on Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion […]

Loss Of Canada Elders To Coronavirus Threatens Indigenous Culture

Loss Of Canada Elders To Coronavirus Threatens Indigenous Culture

When Diane Janvier Dugan’s mother was born in 1929, there were no roads or stores in her indigenous village in northwest Saskatchewan so as a child she learned how to hunt and trap for her food. “I’m starting to realize how much my mother knows about being Dene,” said Dugan, a teacher in the Canadian […]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Offers Asylum To Woman On Pakistani Death Row

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Offers Asylum To Woman On Pakistani Death Row

Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy, is moving to Canada after accepting an offer of asylum by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, HuffPost UK can reveal. The news comes as Pakistan’s top court today rejected a challenge to the acquittal of the mother-of-five on blasphemy charges, after she was […]

Canada Earmarks $3.5 Billion To Tackle Health Challenges Of Nigerian Women, Children

Canada Earmarks $3.5 Billion To Tackle Health Challenges Of Nigerian Women, Children

The Canadian government has earmarked $3.5 billion to advance the health of women and children in Nigeria, Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Christopher Thorney has said. Mr. Thorney made this known during the Multi-Country Dissemination of the Rapid Access Expansion (RAcE) Project on Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illnesses (iCCM) in Abuja on Tuesday. […]

Canada Lifts Silence On FGM

Canada Lifts Silence On FGM

Julia Lalla-Maharajh OBE, CEO and founder of Orchid Project, a charity working to end female genital cutting (FGC), recently visited the Canadian capital Ottawa with British-Somali activist Hibo Wardere to press for Canadian investment in ending FGC. In the world of social change, there are always new opportunities. The taboo nature of FGC means that […]

Zoe Saldana Producing Film On Canada’s Missing Indigenous Women

Zoe Saldana Producing Film On Canada’s Missing Indigenous Women

A new documentary by a team of Los Angeles-based filmmakers – including Avatar star Zoe Saldana – is hoping to shed light on the disappearance and murders of as many as 4,000 indigenous women across Canada. “If this exact same story were being told in a country in Africa, I think we would be paying […]

South African Firefighters in Canada to assist in Battling Raging Wildfires

South African Firefighters in Canada to assist in Battling Raging Wildfires

It was with excitement and tears of joy as the 301 fire fighters and management members made their way to board flight AirCanada Boeing 777. The crew is expected to fly for over 20 hours before landing at their final destination, Canada where they will be assisting to supress wildfires. We wish them well. “As […]

OPINION: How To Survive As a Political Wife – My Advice For Sophie Trudeau

OPINION: How To Survive As a Political Wife – My Advice For Sophie Trudeau

The wife of the Canadian prime minister has complained that she needs more staff to carry out her duties. And in doing so, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has unwittingly sparked an international debate about the role of the political wife and feminism more widely. I doubt she is enjoying the current media storm, but let’s applaud […]

Oil Up As Canada, Nigeria Problems Counter Stockpile Concern

Oil Up As Canada, Nigeria Problems Counter Stockpile Concern

Crude Oil prices rose yesterday, boosted by supply disruptions in Canada and Nigeria that have knocked out 2.5 million barrels of daily production and temporarily eclipsed concern over high global inventories and a looming surplus of refined products. Brent crude futures were up 39 cents on the day at $44.02 per barrel while U.S. crude […]

U.S. Senate Committee Threatens to Reduce UN Funding Over Abuse Cases

U.S. Senate Committee Threatens to Reduce UN Funding Over Abuse Cases

The chair of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee threatened Wednesday to reduce funding to the United Nations over peacekeeper misconduct. “What is wrong with the secretary-general of the U.N.?” Senator Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican, asked a hearing on ending sexual abuse in U.N. peacekeeping. “I think the U.N. is in great jeopardy of […]

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