Satirical art thriving under U.S. administration

When Michael de Adder received news of U.S. President Donald Trump’s election, he said he felt shock and anger, and decided to pick up his pens and draw a picture of Trump kissing a reluctant Lady Liberty. A Halifax-based, award-winning editorial cartoonist, de Adder is one cartoonist among many who has found plenty to draw about during this new American presidential term. “If everything was hunky-dory in the world, cartoonists would have a hard go of it,” de Adder said. “But politics, being what it is, always leads to situations that are ripe for lampooning. And right now, the situation couldn’t be better for cartoonists.” For de Adder, what motivates him to draw political cartoons is anger. He said his […]

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Carleton hosts gathering in response to national roundtable on MMIWG

Many expressed anger and sorrow at the People’s Gathering hosted by the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) in Carleton University’s Residence Commons on  Feb. 27. The event was held in response to the national roundtable on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) in Ottawa on the same day. The AFN worked together with a number of other indigenous people’s organizations to facilitate a public forum where elders, leaders, families of MMIWG, and the general public could reflect on potential solutions to the problem. An RCMP report released in 2014 documented more than 1,200 cases of MMIWG in Canada over the past 30 years, culminating to 16 per cent of murdered women overall. Recently, the federal government turned down the […]

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