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Cartoons   |   September 17, 2018

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NAFTA talks remain stalemated over U.S. access to Canada’s dairy market and the future of the binding Chapter 19 appeal process for companies hit by duties.

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Cartoons   |   September 10, 2018

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Watergate reporter Bob Woodward's book Fear: Trump in the White House says some of the President's top advisers view him as unstable and a danger to national security.

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What is the notwithstanding clause? Everything you need to know about Ontario’s attempts to reduce the size of Toronto city council

In the News   |   September 10, 2018

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A judge struck down the Ontario government’s law reducing the size of Toronto City Council, and now Premier Doug Ford says he will invoke Section 33 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, known as... read more

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Trudeau to pitch Canada’s work on development funding in bid for UN Security Council seat

In the News   |   September 7, 2018

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will pitch his government’s efforts to unlock private-sector money needed to help meet a set of ambitious United Nations sustainable-development goals as a key part of Canada’s bid for a UN... read more

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Federal government confirms plan to study a full ban on handguns and assault weapons in Canada

In the News   |   August 29, 2018

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is directing Bill Blair to examine a full ban on handgun and assault weapons, according to a mandate letter issued Tuesday to the Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction.... read more

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Investigate Myanmar military for ‘genocidal intent’ against Rohingya: UN

In the News   |   August 28, 2018

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Human-rights violations committed in Myanmar constitute “the gravest crimes under international law,” a United Nations fact-finding mission said on Monday, unveiling a report that demanded action by the international community to hold accountable top military... read more

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Doug Ford extends Ontario education consultation beyond sex ed

In the News   |   August 23, 2018

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s much-repeated campaign promise that he would consult widely on rewriting the sex-education curriculum has now expanded into a sweeping rethink of the province’s education system of which sex ed will only... read more

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After 40 years, sovereignty off the table in Quebec election

In the News   |   August 20, 2018

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Quebec is heading into an election campaign in which for the first time in 40 years, sovereignty is not the major defining issue. Each of the main contenders for the coming Oct. 1 vote agree... read more

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'Queening ain’t easy’: Aretha Franklin remembered for transcendent voice, defiance

In the News   |   August 17, 2018

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At Chicago’s Regal Theater in 1967, at the height of her powers, Aretha Franklin had a crown placed upon her head in a coronation that was official enough. She was pronounced the Queen of Soul.... read more

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Latest data show Canada doesn’t have a border crisis, but there is a chronic problem

In the News   |   August 15, 2018

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Despite the increase in the number of border crossers last month, the Liberal government appears to have brought the situation under control. The Conservatives are wrong: There is no crisis. There is, however, a larger... read more

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Montreal set to press Ottawa for national handgun ban

In the News   |   August 15, 2018

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The City of Montreal is set to call for a nationwide ban on handguns and assault weapons, joining Toronto in pressing the Trudeau government to beef up its proposed firearms legislation. Montreal City Council is... read more

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Saudi Arabia assures Canada dispute won’t block oil sales

In the News   |   August 10, 2018

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Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister says the diplomatic rift with Canada won’t disrupt the kingdom’s oil sales to Canadian customers, an announcement that demonstrates there are limits to the retaliation Riyadh is willing to mete out... read more

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Victoria to remove statue of Sir John A. Macdonald

In the News   |   August 9, 2018

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A statue of Sir John A. Macdonald is set to be removed from the steps of Victoria’s City Hall this weekend, as communities across the country struggle to reconcile the legacy of the country’s founding... read more

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A demonstration of power: China derails protests before they even begin

In the News   |   August 8, 2018

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It was after midnight and the slow train from Chengdu was nearing the end of its 30-hour journey when Ms. Yang decided to make a run for it. She was headed to Beijing to join... read more

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Saudi Arabia withdrawing students from Canadian schools, suspending flights

In the News   |   August 7, 2018

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The Saudi Arabian government plans to withdraw all Saudi students it has been sponsoring at Canadian universities, colleges and other schools in retaliation for Canada criticizing the Islamic kingdom’s human-rights record. The news emerged on... read more

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