Canada: What rights for women?

TRANSLATED BY FLORENT CLERQ AND PROOFREAD BY CARA EVANS-GILLEN From Hollywood to Paris, women rights are in the spotlight. A country said to be young, open-minded and progressive, what is the situation in Canada? Here’s an overview. A brief history of Canadian women rights In 2017, the Canadian Confederation celebrated its 150 years. In addition […]

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Legalisation of cannabis: Canada picks up the pace

TRANSLATED BY LAUREN VALENTINE AND CARA EVANS-GILLEN On Monday 27th November 2017, the Canadian House of Commons got third reading of the C-45 Bill before being sent back to the Senate for reading. Seeking to legalise, regulate and limit the recreational use of cannabis, it is ambitious but the vote is far from unanimous. Overview […]

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Canada – the ‘X’ sex, the new gender for transgender people

TRANSLATED BY JOHN LIU AND LUCY HARRIES On August 24th, Canada authorized the use of the unspecified sex ‘X’ on official federal documents for those who do not identify with the binary options of ‘male’ and ‘female’. This measure aims to simplify the situation for transgender people in Canada. The term ‘transgender’ refers to all […]

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« Nous recyclons Ottawa ». Crédit Mathilde Jost.

Ottawa wants to be the new green city of Canada

TRANSLATED BY CORALIE FRACHISSE AND JOYCE CHEN Building a new metro line in downtown Ottawa is part of the city’s plan to improve public transportation and reduce its CO2 emissions by spring of 2018. Between speech and reality, it seems like the capital wants to be seen as an example for the rest of the […]

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