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Cartoons   |   March 27, 2017

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American and British airlines have banned the use of electronic devices larger than a cellphone on flights from some Muslim-majority countries.

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Hidden dangers lie in Liberals’ proposed parliamentary rule changes

In the News   |   March 27, 2017

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When opposition MPs used procedural tactics to delay last Wednesday’s budget for half an hour, it was the parliamentary way of jumping up and down and screaming to get attention. They did it because they... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – March 2017

Quizzes   |   March 27, 2017

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news in March. Canada is known for its openness to refugees. What other population group does Canada attract?... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – March 2017

Quizzes   |   March 27, 2017

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Here are the answers to our March quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information. 1. Canada is known for its openness to refugees. What other population group does Canada attract? Answer: c... read more

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Liberals defer major tax pledge in 2017 federal budget

In the News   |   March 23, 2017

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau has put off tax hikes on wealthier Canadians, delivering a budget Wednesday that promises new money for job training, child care and social housing but offers no plan to improve the... read more

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The new wave of terrorism in Britain

Articles of Interest   |   March 23, 2017

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It was an agonizing explosion of unthinkable terrorist violence that lasted a few minutes, killed five people and destroyed dozens of lives. And it was, in several ways, an example of the new, low-technology terrorism... read more

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Cartoons   |   March 23, 2017

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Raging controversy over who bugged whom and what's been discovered is consuming the early days of the Trump administration.

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Canada mulls joining U.S., Britain on electronics ban for flights

In the News   |   March 22, 2017

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Transport Minister Marc Garneau says Canada is evaluating intelligence passed on by the United States to determine if it should require passengers travelling from some Middle East countries to pack all large electronic devices other... read more

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FBI confirms Russia-Trump election probe, warns Moscow will try again

In the News   |   March 21, 2017

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The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with the Kremlin’s efforts to interfere in last year’s election and ensure the defeat of Hillary Clinton. The explosive confirmation came from FBI Director James... read more

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A guide to the ongoing saga involving Trump, his inner circle and Russia

Lesson Plans   |   March 20, 2017

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Adrian Morrow summarizes key issues and players in the mounting scandal over possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign personnel and Russian operatives during the 2016 campaign, relative to the release of Hillary Clinton’s emails... read more

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Sizable minority says Canada is accepting too many refugees: poll

Lesson Plans   |   March 16, 2017

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Shawn McCarthy reports on key findings of a recent Angus Reid poll, which shows that 47% of Canadians feel the number of refugees being taken in by Canada is about right, but a significant number,... read more

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Centre-left shift in Dutch election deals blow to populism

In the News   |   March 16, 2017

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Voters in the Netherlands have delivered a major boost to the European Union, turning away from firebrand populism and electing a decidedly pro-European parliament. After weeks of bitter campaigning, Wednesday’s election delivered a blow to... read more

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Overhauling Obamacare: Trump’s bill, GOP pushback and the Americans in the crosshairs

In the News   |   March 14, 2017

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The Congressional Budget Office estimates that U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed health-care legislation would save the government $337-billion (U.S.), but result in 24 million fewer people having health insurance by 2026 than if Obamacare were... read more

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NDP leadership hopefuls take aim at Liberals in first debate

In the News   |   March 13, 2017

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It would be wrong to call the polite opening conversation between the four candidates who have declared their desire to lead the federal New Democrats a debate. Rather, the event Sunday that marked the beginning... read more

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Rejection rate on the rise for Canadians at U.S. border

In the News   |   March 10, 2017

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The growing number of stories about Canadians turned away at the American border is more than just an anecdotal trend: Statistics show the United States is turning away visitors from Canada at an increasing rate.... read more

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