National Observer met up with arguably Canada's most famous female street artist, MissMe, at her home in Montréal to discuss the ongoing debate around abortion laws, how she reclaims her sexuality through her art, and why she decided to freeze her eggs.
When I caught up with Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna after Question Period in mid-May, she'd just given impassioned arguments in the House about the costs of the climate crisis being passed down to youth. In the half hour we spent together, McKenna talked about the biggest challenges she faces as a leader, and how she keeps going at this critical time.
A tweeted photo from newly-minted Alberta Premier Jason Kenney unlocks a wealth of stories about ‘preordained’ power, going back decades and involving countless political giants such as Laurier, Diefenbaker, JFK, Clinton and the Trudeaus.
'We're not developing a strategy that's going to sit on a shelf somewhere," said lawyer Doug White, chair of the BC First Nation Justice Council. "We're developing a strategy that will be guiding the work of every single person in the criminal justice system in this province.'
A group of eight North American Indigenous elder women, weathered in front-line resistance, fluent in their languages and rich in traditional teachings, have joined forces to protect the sacred knowledge needed for future generations to face a climate in crisis.
Verukah Poirier, a young Indigenous woman, is one of 800 former foster children whose post-secondary tuition fees were waived as part of a provincial program launched in 2017. Education at residential schools destroyed families but now can lift families up, says one advocate.