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Merkel victory marred by rise of Germany’s far-right party

In the News   |   September 25, 2017

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Angela Merkel secured her fourth term as German chancellor but her victory was marred by a huge fall in her party’s vote and the astounding rise of an extreme right-wing party whose nationalistic members have... read more

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Team Canada's wounded warriors on what the Invictus Games means to them

Videos   |   September 25, 2017

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We asked members of Team Canada what the games mean to them while en route from Ottawa to Toronto.... read more

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Trudeau addresses Canada's relationship with Indigenous peoples in UN speech

In the News   |   September 22, 2017

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his address at the UN General Assembly Thursday to shine a light on a dark aspect of Canada: the story of this country’s Indigenous peoples and their challenging relationship with... read more

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Trump stokes global tensions with threats against North Korea in UN speech

In the News   |   September 20, 2017

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Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if Kim Jong-un refuses to back down from his nuclear missile program, in a debut speech to the United Nations that painted a dark picture of a... read more

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Kim 'begging for war,' Washington warns as N. Korea gets weapon that can threaten U.S.

Lesson Plans   |   September 18, 2017

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In the aftermath of North Korea’s apparently successful test of an advanced—probably hydrogen—nuclear device, Nathan VanderKlippe reports on increased tensions between North Korea and its sworn enemy, the United States.... read more

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Rohingya tales of terror emerge from Bangladeshi hospital wards

In the News   |   September 13, 2017

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As the exodus from Myanmar continues, Nathan VanderKlippe details the harrowing accounts of some of the 370,000 who have managed to flee the country. The 13-month-old baby was blistered with burns after soldiers set on fire the... read more

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Atlas Bugged

Cartoons   |   September 13, 2017

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The cartoon is self-explanatory; in Greek mythology Atlas was the god who held the sky aloft. 'Atlas Shrugged' is the title of a polemical novel by Ayn Rand that has become a text-book for the far right.

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Stranded Canadians make their way home after Irma

In the News   |   September 12, 2017

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As hundreds of Canadians flew home after days of being stranded by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, the federal government defended its response to the crisis. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said a WestJet plane was... read more

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Trump to end DACA program, setting off immigration battle

In the News   |   September 5, 2017

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U.S. President Donald Trump is eliminating protections for 800,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the country as children, a highly controversial move that will deepen America’s fault lines over immigration and return the issue to the... read more

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Kim 'begging for war,' Washington warns as N. Korea gets weapon that can threaten U.S.

In the News   |   September 4, 2017

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The international community pledged to strike back with an iron fist after North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, with Japan and South Korea agreeing to “an entirely different level” of retaliatory measures including harsh new sanctions.... read more

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Ontario invests $222-million to combat opioid crisis

In the News   |   August 30, 2017

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The Ontario government is combatting the opioid crisis by investing $222-million over 2.5 years on harm reduction and treatment measures, just as the province confronts a sharp increase in overdose deaths. Opioid-related overdoses claimed the... read more

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Trudeau plays down concerns of 'uncontrolled immigration'

In the News   |   August 24, 2017

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians can continue to have confidence in the country’s immigration system, and defended his government’s response to the surge of asylum seekers who have avoided regular border crossings to enter... read more

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Barcelona attacks: What we know so far

In the News   |   August 18, 2017

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Early Friday morning, five terror suspects were shot and killed in an alleged terror attack south of Barcelona. The separate attack followed a deadly incident on Thursday, which killed at least 13 people and injured... read more

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Eruption of anger, violence in Virginia divides the U.S.

In the News   |   August 14, 2017

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After a deadly weekend, the country must find a way forward – a task complicated by what some see as a vacuum of moral leadership at the top. Charlottesville is the picture of a liberal American... read more

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North Korea, Trump exchange threats, but likely not fire. Here's why

In the News   |   August 10, 2017

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Donald Trump’s threat to retaliate against North Korean provocations with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” spread tremors around the globe, elevating fears that the U.S. President is prepared to authorize military... read more

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