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Bill to allow 16-year-olds to vote still alive

Adrienne Clarkson, former governor-general, in 2019 endorsed a vote for sixteen-year-olds, citing the example of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.

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A Senate bill to allow 16-year-olds to vote is still alive after a move to kill it failed by a 55-19 vote, says Blacklock's Reporter. “This is a chance to listen to the youth of Canada,” said Sen. Marilou McPhedran (Man.), sponsor of the measure. Bill S-209 would lower the current minimum voting age from 18. The age was last lowered from 21 in 1970, a measure that added a million voter

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Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard and the Vice-President: News Division of Western Standard New Media Corp. He has served as the City Editor of the Calgary Sun and has covered Alberta news for nearly 40 years. dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com

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Edmonton anchor fuming after pride flag ripped down

Karstens-Smith said she has called police and urged people to share her post so the culprit can be found.

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An Edmonton news anchor is furious after a Pride flag was ripped down from its pole outside her home. "I am LIVID right now," tweeted Breanna Karstens-Smith, a Global anchor. Karstens-Smith "This just happened at my house. Someone came and tore down our Pride flag. No one touched it for a year when it was a Canada flag but now that it’s for pride this happens. "THIS IS WHY WE NEED

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Regina chamber CEO calls COVID-19 protesters ‘narrow, dimwitted, racist’

“I personally do not support the anti-mask movement at all. I find their views narrow, dimwitted, racist and teetering on the edge of outright lunacy,” said John Hopkins.

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Regina Chamber of Commerce CEO John Hopkins denounced COVID-19 protesters and their message in an email sent to the organization's members. "The anti-mask group in Regina are a very small but loud group. They have been protesting for months. They believe that they have a right to not wear a mask," Hopkins wrote. "Some are of the view that there are tracking devices in the masks and still o

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Canadians hit with millions of dollars of COVID fines

Cabinet tabled in the Commons detailed enforcement actions under the Quarantine Act.

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The feds have issued tickets for close to $3 million for COVID-19 scofflaws who have refused to quarantine at hotels after arriving back in the country, says Blacklock's Reporter. Other tickets handed out include fines for fraudulent COVID-19 test results. Cabinet tabled in the Commons detailed enforcement actions under the Quarantine Act. “I think it is important that we ad

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