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Today in Indigenous history: Louis Riel, rebel Canadian Métis leader, hanged

Louis Riel, a leader of the Métis people in their resistance against the Canadian government in the Canadian Northwest, remains the most controversial figure in Canadian history.


Indigenous news: First Nations MPs elected, Day of the Dead history

Last Monday's election was historic for Canada's First Nations community.


Liberal election victory in Canada holds lessons for Americans

Liberals campaigned on making investments in infrastructure to create jobs, raise income taxes on the richest Canadians to fund services for those at the bottom, and democratize the political system.


Canadian unions cheer as voters toss out right-wing Prime Minister Harper

In his decade in power, Harper, whom voters decisively tossed out, made a target of Canadian unions.


Canada's social democrats seek to end decade of Conservative rule

The leaders of Canada's four major political parties participated in the first debate of what will be a long campaign with the potential to make history.


Social democratic NDP could lead Canada’s next government

If Thomas Mulcair has his way, he will head Canada's first social democratic government. With an election just called on Aug. 3, polls indicate that this may happen.


Canadians' opposition to anti-communist monument grows

Plans to construct an anti-communist monument in Ottawa,  honoring the alleged "victims" of communism, are encountering opposition.


Canada conservatives push to curb civil liberties

Canadian conservatives aren't slowing down their steamroller attempt to impose legislation criminalizing dissidents. 


Opposition to repressive Canadian legislation grows

"The NDP has identified several serious problems in C-51, including that the bill will give broad new powers to CSIS without enhancing oversight."


Report: Indigenous women in Canada face high murder rate

A new report exposes how indigenous women in Canada are being murdered and are disappearing at alarming rates.

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