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Janice Dickson

Janice Dickson is a freelance reporter.   Follow her on twitter @janicedickson   
Chrystia Freeland, MP for Toronto Centre

Liberal MP Chrystia Freeland: women's voices critical for Canadian democracy

 Last November, two Liberal MPs, Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti, were suspended because of sexual harassment allegations made by two NDP MPs. In the midst of the unfolding Jian Ghomeshi...

Farm owner fears his horses will be “swimming in oil”

A farm dedicated to helping people could be jeopardized by oil in Energy East pipeline
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Flickr

Former Chief Statistician, MPs urge Harper to bring back long-form census

The NDP are standing beside the Liberals in an effort to bring back the long-form census that was axed by Harper in 2010. “Eliminating the long-form census was a prime piece of the Conservatives’...
Dean Del Mastro's 2011 election campaign, Facebook

MP Nathan Cullen calls Harper government "corrupt and entitled"

"This shows a government that has become corrupt and entitled—they have special privileges,” Nathan Cullen, NDP MP said of Conservative-turned-Independent MP Dean Del Mastro who quit his seat in...
Flowers remain wedged into the gate one week after the attack

On an emotional level, hard to recover from Ottawa shootings for those who were nearby

Vancouver Observer's Ottawa reporter's personal account of what happened to her during the attack.
Rick Verge's sign on his property

Landowner refuses to surrender property for Energy East pipeline

Rick Verge was shocked when a TransCanada land agent knocked on his door in Titusville, N.B., last year and offered him $1000 to conduct a land survey in exchange for his signature. He refused. He...
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau poses with a 30-30 Winchester rifle

Ottawa gunman used an illegally acquired 30-30 Winchester rifle: expert

After the terrorist attack in Ottawa that left one soldier dead and others injured, a grainy photo of suspected shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau brandishing a gun dominated social media. The weapon in...

Canada's oil sector a "potential target" for Islamic State terrorism: experts

Imagine a terrorist attack in the heart of Canada's oil sands and the devastation it would have on the economy. It’s a scenario a security expert said is a possibility, given the importance of the...

ISIS encourages supporters to kill Canadians

A chilling voice claims to be ISIS spokesperson—Abu Muhammad al-Adnani. He calls on ISIS allies to kill Canadians among other western non-believers. “If you can kill a disbelieving American or...