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Questions: Current Events Quiz – May 2017

Quizzes   |   May 25, 2017

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news in May. The US is imposing preliminary duties on what Canadian exports? Cars Dairy products Softwood lumber... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – May 2017

Quizzes   |   May 25, 2017

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Here are the answers to our May quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information 1. The US is imposing preliminary duties on what Canadian exports? Answer: c Additional notes: Starting May 1... read more

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4,000 troops to patrol Britain’s streets as police hunt bombing network

In the News   |   May 25, 2017

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Britain is under a sweeping security buildup with close to 4,000 soldiers expected to start patrolling city streets as fears of another terrorist attack increase. Nearly 1,000 armed soldiers began guarding landmarks across the country... read more

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Manchester suspect latest second-generation citizen to attack European city

In the News   |   May 24, 2017

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Salman Abedi, the man suspected of blowing himself up among a crowd exiting an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday, wasn’t a refugee. But his parents were, and that makes Mr. Abedi the latest... read more

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For Republicans and Trump, a long, painful road ahead

In the News   |   May 19, 2017

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Dramatic testimony before Congress. Combative public hearings. Damaging leaks. Continuing investigations. As the controversy surrounding the White House continues, the road ahead is a series of pitfalls for Republicans that will be nearly impossible to... read more

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Former FBI director Robert Mueller named to investigate links between Trump, Russia

In the News   |   May 18, 2017

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The U.S. Justice Department appointed a special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and to examine possible collusion between advisers to President Donald Trump and the Kremlin. The move,... read more

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Trump's actions pose questions about future of Canada-U.S. intelligence sharing: experts

In the News   |   May 17, 2017

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When Donald Trump spills secrets, people in intelligence agencies get nervous. Not just within his own country’s agencies, but also within allied ones – such as the Canadian Security Intelligence Service – where officials rely... read more

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WannaTry?

Cartoons   |   May 16, 2017

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A ransomware program called WannaCry, the fastest spreading malware campaign to date, afflicted more than 300,000 computer users in 150 countries.

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Canadian universities see surge of international students

In the News   |   May 15, 2017

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Canadian universities will welcome unprecedented numbers of international students this fall, with some institutions seeing jumps of 25 per cent or more in admissions of students from abroad, evidence that Canada is increasingly seen as... read more

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Why you can thank multiculturalism for Canada's strong population growth

Lesson Plans   |   May 15, 2017

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John Ibbitson reports on historical demographic shifts revealed by data from the 2016 census and the economic challenges these present. For the first time in history, Canadians over the age of 65 outnumber children, while... read more

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Nuclear neighbours: China and North Korea at the edge of patience

Lesson Plans   |   May 11, 2017

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In his comprehensive article, Nathan Vanderklippe reviews the historical relationship between North Korea and China, detailing the reasons why China appears to be distancing itself from its former close ally.... read more

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Trump vows to replace fired FBI Director James Comey with someone 'far better'

In the News   |   May 10, 2017

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In a stunning and abrupt move, U.S. President Donald Trump fired James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the man responsible for leading a criminal investigation into possible collusion between Mr.... read more

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B.C. election: Why the Liberals suffered such a devastating blow

Articles of Interest   |   May 10, 2017

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British Columbians woke up to a new political reality on Wednesday after one of the tightest provincial elections in recent history. And in a scenario that was uttered during the campaign, but few took seriously,... read more

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Pro-EU Macron sweeps to power in France

In the News   |   May 8, 2017

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French voters turned away from Brexit-style populism and elected a staunchly pro-Europe President with a mandate to change the country and the continent. Early returns showed political novice Emmanuel Macron winning 65 per cent in... read more

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