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Juan Guaido speaks at the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), in Caracas, Venezuela, on February 8, 2019. (EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ)
Feb 15 2019

A Tale of Two Presidents

Venezuela has a big problem. It has two presidents. How did this happen? Nicolas Maduro has been leading the South American country since 2013. He was re-elected last May. But his opponents in the National Assembly say Mr. Maduro is a dictator. They claim he interfered...

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as former astronaut and Governor General designate, Julie Payette, talks to reporters in Ottawa on July 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)
Sep 01 2017

Countdown to Our New Governor General

Canada gets a new governor general this fall. It’s a great honour to be the Queen’s representative. You meet with royalty and presidents. You sign laws and give out medals and awards. You swear in the prime minister and his cabinet, and open and close Parliament. You’...

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presents Malala Yousafzai with honorary Canadian citizenship during a ceremony in Ottawa on April 12, 2017. (REUTERS Photo)
Apr 28 2017

“We Are Proud to Call You Canadian”

Canada welcomed a new citizen April 12. This brave teen was born in Pakistan. She is the world’s youngest Nobel laureate.   Can you guess who it is? It’s Malala Yousafzai. Her citizenship is honorary, of course. She can’t vote or get a passport.   This honour is given...

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Nov 18 2016

America's New President

On November 8, the United States elected a new president. Most people thought the frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, would win. Instead, voters picked Donald Trump, a real estate developer and reality TV host. He’s the first U.S. president without any government or military...

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Governor General David Johnston joins Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his new cabinet for a photo at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa, on November 4, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
Nov 20 2015

A Team that “Looks Like Canada”

New Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was sworn in by the Governor General on November 4. So were his cabinet ministers – the team of Members of Parliament (MPs) who will advise him. Picking a cabinet isn’t easy…

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Canadian prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau greets people as he leaves Parliament Hill in Ottawa on October 20, 2015. EPA/Chris Roussakis
Oct 23 2015

A New Prime Minister for Canada

Canada has a brand-new prime minister. Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberals, campaigned on real change in the federal election. And real change is what the country got! Before election day, Stephen Harper…

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Aug 28 2015

Canada Decides: Election 2015

We live in a democracy. Democracy means “the people rule.” But Canada has 35 million people. Imagine voting on every decision! Instead, we hold elections every four years. Our elected representatives vote for us. The next federal election is October 19…

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From left, Quebec Solidaire leader Francoise David, ADQ leader Francois Legault, PQ leader Pauline Marois, and Liberal leader Philippe Couillard before the leaders' debate on March 20, 2014 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
Apr 04 2014

Fighting for Votes

April 7 is election day in Quebec. Voters want to know where the politicians stand on important issues. Healthcare. Jobs. The economy. The environment. But party leaders aren’t saying much about how they’ll fix things. Instead, they are arguing about issues that divide...

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Quebec Premier Pauline Marois receives the Charter of Quebec Values from Minister Responsible for Democratic Institutions and Active Citizenship Bernard Drainville on September 10, 2013 at the legislature in Quebec City. (Photo courtesy of THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
Oct 10 2013

Charter of Quebec Values Sparks Uproar

On September 10, Quebec Premier Pauline Marois made a big announcement. She said that her government wants to bring in a Charter of Quebec Values. This new law would ban government workers from wearing obvious religious symbols on the job…

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Ontario Liberal leadership candidates
Feb 02 2013

Ontario Gets Its First Female Premier

On January 26, Kathleen Wynne made history. At a leadership convention at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, she was chosen to become Ontario’s first female premier. When Premier Dalton McGuinty stepped down last October, the provincial Liberal party…