February 2021

News

Feb 26 2021

#FreeLoujain

Loujain Alhathloul was released from a Saudi Arabian prison on February 6. The high-profile activist had been imprisoned for 1001 days for her outspoken advocacy for women’s rights in the ultra-conservative Arab nation. Loujain and nine other women were arrested in May...

Culture

Feb 19 2021

Speaking Out in Spoken Word

Fauzia Adetokunbo Agbonhin, an award-winning spoken word performer and poet, has experienced a lot of prejudice and hate in her life. At times, the 19-year-old Western University student even hated herself, wishing she could change her skin colour, her hair – even her...

Animals

Feb 12 2021

Protecting Apes and Elephants

On November 17, Senator Murray Sinclair introduced a private member’s bill in the Senate. If passed, Bill S-218 will establish some of the strongest animal-protection laws in the world. This ground-breaking animal rights bill is known as the Jane Goodall Act. Senator...

Politics

Feb 05 2021

Governor General Resigns

Governor General Julie Payette resigned January 21 after a scathing report into workplace harassment at Rideau Hall. She is the first governor general to leave her post amid controversy. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Richard Wagner is standing in...