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Ira Lamcja

Ira Lamcja is Editor in Chief at Centretown News, who has had a lifelong interest in photography and photojournalism. She hopes to travel the world and document her adventures through the lens of a camera. 

Toronto protest calls for Mayor Rob Ford's resignation

Hundreds of people gathered at Toronto’s Nathan Philip Square Saturday afternoon for a Facebook-organized a rally that called for the resignation of the city’s controversial mayor, Rob Ford. The...

As Harper meets First Nations chiefs, Idle No More advocates rally in front of Parliament

While First Nations chiefs meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa, thousands of protesters rallied in front of Parliament Hill this afternoon as part of the Idle No More movement. Idle No...

Canada's lack of national housing strategy targeted by Ontario court case

"We are the only country among developed western nations without a national housing strategy,” said Margot Young, an Associate Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia, and one of...

Legal issues face #Occupy across Canada

What are the limits of freedom? Ottawa professors explain the legal issues facing Occupy across Canada.

Occupy Toronto puts up barricades, prepares to resist eviction

Early Monday morning in Toronto, Superior Court Justice David Brown upheld the City’s eviction notice, which orders the removal of Occupy Toronto from St. James Park. The judge’s ruling was followed...

Occupy Toronto marches downtown, calling to "evict Ford"

As eviction deadline approaches, Occupy Toronto activists take to the streets.

Environmental activists back Keystone XL pipeline delay

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said on Friday that delaying approval for the Keystone XL pipeline could end the project entirely. “I’m not sure this project would survive that kind of delay,” Flaherty...

Occupy Toronto at St. James Park draws thousands of protesters

As the Occupy Together movements happen all around the world, thousands of Occupy Toronto protesters met at the intersection of King St. and Bay St., the city’s financial district, before marching to...

Keystone XL protesters at Parliament Hill: photos

Protesters of the Keystone XL pipeline carrying oil from Alberta to Texas held signs and rallied in front of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa.