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In the echoes of the Florida shooting, gun-control advocates raise their voices

In the News   |   February 16, 2018

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In the wake of mass shooting after mass shooting in America, pro-gun politicians have pressed their opponents into silence by telling them not to politicize the violence. But after a gunman killed 17 students at... read more

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Trudeau promises government recognition of Indigenous rights

In the News   |   February 15, 2018

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The federal government says it will support Indigenous people in realizing their visions for their futures and in rebuilding their nations by creating new legislation that forces its officials to stop demanding that Indigenous people... read more

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Liberals to examine jury-selection rules after acquittal in Boushie killing

In the News   |   February 13, 2018

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The federal government is promising to examine the way juries are chosen after the acquittal of a white Saskatchewan farmer, charged in the killing of a young First Nations man, by a jury that appeared... read more

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Grapes of wrath

Cartoons   |   February 12, 2018

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Alberta banned the importing of wines from B.C. in retaliation for its opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline.

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What you need to know about juries, challenges and potential reforms

In the News   |   February 12, 2018

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The jury is known as the conscience of the community. Yet, when white Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley went on trial on a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Colten Boushie, who was... read more

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Chan finally finds Olympic gold as Canada's figure skating team reaches top of podium

In the News   |   February 12, 2018

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The first gold medal at any Olympics sometimes feels like it’s the hardest to win. But while Canada had to wait only a few days in Pyeongchang to reach the top of the podium, Patrick... read more

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Amid ‘peace offensive,’ North Korea flexes military muscle on eve of Pyeongchang Games

In the News   |   February 8, 2018

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North Korea on Thursday put its most potent new military hardware on display, with supreme leader Kim Jong-un breaking out into a broad grin as he watched a parade of missiles believed capable of striking... read more

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Middle man

Cartoons   |   February 7, 2018

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Alberta's alcohol regulator is blocking about $70-million worth of wine imports from British Columbia in retaliation for its proposed rules that would effectively prevent Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

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Olympic volunteers file dozens of petitions over bad food, shoddy housing

In the News   |   February 7, 2018

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Petitions are piling up at the South Korean President’s office as the Pyeongchang games turns into an Olympics of grumbling about the cold, the treatment of volunteers – and, most damning of all, the food.... read more

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NAFTA uncertainty hurts job creation, foreign investment, Canadian ambassador warns

In the News   |   February 6, 2018

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Canada’s ambassador to Washington says the three NAFTA partners need to wind up negotiations over the next two months because the uncertainty is creating a chill on investment and hurting job creation. Canadian Ambassador David... read more

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Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould concerned about low number of Indigenous people on juries

In the News   |   February 5, 2018

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Canada’s Justice Minister says she is concerned about the under-representation of Indigenous people on Canadian juries. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said that legislated changes to the use of peremptory challenges, which are granted to both... read more

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Explosive issue

Cartoons   |   January 31, 2018

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More and more prominent men are being forced to bow out of public life after allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct.

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Trump’s ‘new American moment’: State of Union speech strikes conciliatory tone, but promotes divisive policies

In the News   |   January 31, 2018

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U.S. President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address to strike a more conciliatory tone toward his opponents, even as he continued to promote policies likely to deepen political divisions ahead of... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – January 2018

Quizzes   |   January 29, 2018

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news in January. Who is Michael Wolff? Special advisor to President Trump Author of Fire and Fury Trump’s... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – January 2018

Quizzes   |   January 29, 2018

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Here are the answers to our January quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information. 1. Who is Michael Wolff? Answer: b Additional notes: Wolff is the author of the upcoming book about... read more

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