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Trudeau battles provinces, Senate for right of Canadians to grow cannabis

In the News   |   June 14, 2018

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has embarked on a political battle with the Senate and a potential legal fight with Quebec and Manitoba in order to give all Canadians the right to grow their own cannabis.... read more

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Kim Jong-un pledges ‘complete denuclearization’ as Trump suspends war games

In the News   |   June 12, 2018

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North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has reaffirmed his country’s commitment to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula, but offered few new pledges after hours of meetings with President Donald Trump. After the Singapore summit,... read more

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In North Korea’s bid to strengthen new market economy, Kim Jong-un may have to make nuclear concessions

In the News   |   June 11, 2018

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Read through North Korea’s constitution and you will discover a place where the state claims sole ownership over “all the natural resources, railways, airports, transportation, communication organs and major factories, enterprises, ports and banks.” But... read more

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Ontario PCs romp to comfortable majority as NDP forms the official opposition

In the News   |   June 8, 2018

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Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives have swept Ontario, riding a wave of discontent to a majority victory on Thursday night while the New Democrats took advantage of a Liberal implosion to form the official opposition for... read more

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U.S. decision on tariffs heightens tensions ahead of G7 leaders’ summit

In the News   |   June 1, 2018

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Bill Morneau will be expressing Canada’s strong objections to new U.S. tariffs when he meets directly with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during closed-door G7 meetings this week. Canada’s Finance Minister acknowledged the U.S. decision to... read more

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Trump pulls plug on meeting with North Korea’s Kim, blames leader’s ‘tremendous anger and open hostility’

In the News   |   May 25, 2018

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Donald Trump believed he had scored a foreign-policy triumph: After engaging in a Twitter war with Kim Jong-un, the U.S. President crowed that he was on the verge of getting North Korea to give up... read more

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Trudeau cabinet blocks Chinese takeover of Aecon over national security concerns

In the News   |   May 24, 2018

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The federal cabinet has invoked national security threats to block the proposed $1.5-billion takeover of Canadian construction giant Aecon Group Inc. by a Chinese state-owned enterprise − a decision that is likely to cause a... read more

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As mass killings horrify the world, Netanyahu’s circle dwindles

In the News   |   May 16, 2018

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“You have made history,” Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, said to U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday as the two leaders, flanked by a discomfiting alliance of far-right politicians, ultra-Orthodox rabbis and evangelical preachers... read more

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Eleven lawyers and counting: Pressure from China frustrates defence for arrested Canadian Falun Gong practitioner

In the News   |   May 10, 2018

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Sun Zan struggles to count how many lawyers she has hired − and then lost − as she tries to mount a legal defence of her sister, a wealthy Chinese-born Canadian citizen who has been... read more

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Iran threatens to restart nuclear program after Trump pulls U.S. from ‘horrible’ deal

In the News   |   May 9, 2018

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U.S. President Donald Trump is pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, giving the theocratic regime in Tehran an opening to kick-start its nuclear weapons program and further distancing America from its key Western allies.... read more

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Hezbollah-led group’s gains in Lebanese election a win for Iran

In the News   |   May 8, 2018

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The geopolitical manoeuvrings in the Middle East took another small step in favour of Iran when the outcome of the Lebanese parliamentary election, the first in nine years, bolstered the support for an alliance led... read more

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Thousands take back Yonge Street in vigil honouring lives lost in Toronto van attack

In the News   |   April 30, 2018

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Thousands of people gathered for a vigil near the scene of the deadliest mass killing in Toronto’s modern history Sunday night, a grieving city united in its desire to find a way forward after the... read more

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‘We will totally end war on the Korean peninsula’: 65 years into armistice, North, South leaders promise peace

In the News   |   April 27, 2018

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Sixty-five years after North and South Korea signed an armistice suspending the bloody war between them, the two countries say they will formally put a stop to hostilities, saying they intend to conclude a permanent... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – April 2018

Quizzes   |   April 27, 2018

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news in April. Who are George and Shirley Brickenden? First couple to co-pilot a commercial airline First couple... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – April 2018

Quizzes   |   April 27, 2018

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Here are the answers to our April quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information 1. Who are George and Shirley Brickenden? Answer: b Additional notes: after 73 years of marriage and with... read more

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