Biden struggles with inflation; Jan. 6 committee hearings continue : NPR

Inflation continues to challenge the Biden administration. Meanwhile, the select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues public hearings. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: Make no mistake about it. I understand inflation is a real challenge to American families. AYESHA RASCOE, HOST: That’s President Biden Friday after the […]

Frustration over COVID-19 restrictions boosts Quebec Conservatives ahead of fall vote

MONTREAL – As Quebec Conservative Leader Éric Duhaime arrived at a rally last Tuesday, he wore a mask, unlike most of the supporters he was greeting. In a province where opposition parties have generally backed the government’s COVID-19 restrictions, Duhaime has built support through his opposition to lockdown measures. His party, which received less than […]

Janet Napolitano first administered DACA as homeland security secretary 10 years ago : NPR

Ayesha Rascoe talks with former Department of Homeland Security Sec. Janet Napolitano about the upcoming 10th anniversary of DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. AYESHA RASCOE, HOST: Wednesday marks 10 years since the Obama administration put in place what was supposed to be temporary but has endured – DACA. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

Meet the 3 candidates who could make history if elected in Windsor-Essex

Three women of colour are running in three ridings in Windsor-Essex in this Ontario election, and history could be made if any one of them is elected. The ridings of Essex, Windsor–West and Windsor Tecumseh have never had a Black or South Asian woman in the seat. Representation in politics is integral for Canadians because women of colour have […]

I’ve sold every handgun in stock since Canada’s proposed gun freeze was announced

“Targeting and attacking businesses like ours, and our customers, is not going to do anything to lessen crime in our streets,” says gun store owner Ryan Simper The federal government has tabled legislation that would end the purchase, sale, transfer and importation of handguns in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has touted the move as […]

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