Canadian people: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Bernardine Evaristo becomes first black woman to won 2019 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

In London, Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo have jointly won the prestigious 2019 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for their novels – ‘The Testament’ and ‘Girl, Woman, Other’, respectively. The pair will split the literary award’s £50,000 prize money equally. The Booker rules say the prize must not be divided, but the judges insisted they ..

Canada: PM expels ex-ministers for ending Liberal Party crisis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has expelled two ex-cabinet ministers who had undermined the Liberal Party which is currently in power in a bid to put an end to the worst crisis of his entire tenure. PM had categorically announced that former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and former Treasury Board Minister Jane Philpott will ..

Quebec: Bill to ban Religious Symbols introduced

The Canadian state of Quebec has introduced a new bill that seeks to ban wearing of religious symbols by various public sector employees during their working hours. The move has been criticised for being directed against Muslim women who wear their hijabs to office. The bill will also be applicable to crucifixes and yarmulkes. The ..

Canada to host world’s first-ever female foreign ministers’ meeting

The world’s first-ever female foreign ministers’ meeting will be hosted by Canada and the European Union (EU) in September 2018. The announcement was made by the Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on April 22, 2018 in Toronto. The meeting will be held on 20-21 September in Canada. The female foreign ministers from about 30 countries ..

First Canadian woman on banknote

Civil rights activist Viola Desmond made history by becoming the first Canadian woman to appear on the face of a banknote when new banknotes go into circulation in 2018. She will replace Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A Macdonald from the $10 bill. Desmond is a successful businesswoman and a well-known black civil rights ..