The Queen in Canada: A Long and Valuable History

No bow needed

Rahman Mohamed

It’s touched the world. On September 8 Queen Elizabeth II passed away. Some have had individual interaction with the Queen. 15 Prime Ministers in UK had personal meetings after being voted in. To many she was a mother or grandmother. Worldwide she had a strong image, someone who could bring hope and peace. In Canada people had different view and she had a different meaning for many.

The Queen did visit Canada a lot (second only to UK). Autumn Phillips is part of the Royal family and is a Canadian,

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The Vote: How

The ballot and the X
Rahman Mohamed

Image result for election ballotVoting, participating in democracy, is seen as a civil right and duty for Canadians – you can vote and you should.  Canadians who can vote are expected to so democracy continues.  The question for many, not just first time voters: how do you vote?

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#TorontoStrong Vigil, Uniting A Diversity of Support in Toronto

Diversity and multiculturalism shown in Toronto at a vigil for a van attack
Rahman Mohamed

Image result for torontoOn April 23 Toronto, Canada was hit with a tragedy.  It has not been classified as a terrorist attack.  Along Yonge Street 24 people were hit by a man driving on the sidewalk; 10 died.  Victims included locals and foreigners, a tragedy that was felt across borders.  On Sunday, April 29 a vigil was held for victims of the attack.

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