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China says detained Canadian’s group not properly registered

In the News   |   December 12, 2018

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Days after security agents detained a former Canadian diplomat who now works for International Crisis Group, China’s foreign ministry says ICG is not a registered organization in the country. Michael Kovrig was seized in Beijing... read more

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Canada will pay a price no matter what for its part in the worsening U.S.-China conflict

In the News   |   December 7, 2018

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Canada may have had little choice but to arrest Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou as she was transferring from one flight to another at the Vancouver airport, this past Saturday. This country has an extradition... read more

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CSIS director warns of state-sponsored espionage threat to 5G networks

In the News   |   December 5, 2018

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Canada’s top spy used his first public speech to warn of increasing state-sponsored espionage through technology such as next-generation 5G mobile networks. Canadian Security Intelligence Service director David Vigneault’s comments come as three of the... read more

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Hungary’s move against Central European University is ‘blow to academic freedom’, Ignatieff says

In the News   |   December 4, 2018

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The Central European University is being pushed out of Hungary, a sign of a growing threat to democracy in that country, university president Michael Ignatieff said Monday. CEU’s legal status has been in limbo for... read more

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‘David is an astronaut now’: Canadian blasts off on mission to International Space Station

In the News   |   December 3, 2018

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Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques is on his way to the International Space Station. Together with Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and U.S. astronaut Anne McClain, he blasted into orbit aboard a Soyuz rocket at 6:31 a.m.... read more

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Collision course

Cartoons   |   November 28, 2018

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The reality of GM's decision to close its Oshawa plant crashes into Ontario Premier Doug Ford's favourite slogan.

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – November 2018

Quizzes   |   November 28, 2018

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news in November Canada is the first industrial country to legalize what? Cannabis Health care Helmets for motorcyclists... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – November 2018

Quizzes   |   November 28, 2018

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Here are the answers to our November quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information. 1.  Canada is the first industrial country to legalize what? Answer: a Additional notes: Canada legalized recreational use... read more

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Touchdown on Mars: InSight probe completes historic landing

In the News   |   November 27, 2018

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NASA’s Mars InSight probe has landed at what appears to be a beautifully boring location – a fortunate outcome that should expedite the mission’s primary aim of exploring the planet’s interior with seismic and other... read more

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Money talks

Cartoons   |   November 26, 2018

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Donald Trump is turning a blind eye to the murder of a journalist to protect America's business interests in Saudi Arabia.

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General Motors to shut down Oshawa plant in global restructuring

In the News   |   November 26, 2018

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General Motors is shuttering its plant in Oshawa as part of a restructuring of its global operations to focus on autonomous and zero-emission vehicles, sources say. Two sources, who were briefed on General Motors’ plan,... read more

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After the U.S. midterms, key questions for 2020

Lesson Plans   |   November 19, 2018

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Adam Radwanski summarizes the outcomes and potential ramifications of the recent US midterm elections in terms of winners and losers, suggesting that, although the Democrats regained the House of Representatives, it was not the decisive... read more

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Paradise lost

Cartoons   |   November 15, 2018

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More than 50 people have been killed by wildfires in California, and the town of Paradise was almost wiped out.

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Too much information?

Cartoons   |   November 12, 2018

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Statistics Canada's plan to obtain personal banking records is facing much criticism and will not go ahead until the federal privacy commissioner completes an investigation.

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After the U.S. midterms, key questions for 2020

In the News   |   November 7, 2018

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This was no wave election serving as an all-purpose indictment of Donald Trump’s administration. Nor was it an endorsement of his presidency. Instead, the most anticipated midterms in memory​ delivered a verdict so mixed that... read more

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