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A gateway drug? Breaking down two commonly cited assertions by Tory senators as cannabis legalization nears

In the News   |   May 22, 2018

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As legislation to legalize recreational cannabis drags on in the Senate, two assertions about the drug are frequently cited by skeptics in the Red Chamber: that ending prohibition will lead to an increase in teen... read more

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Political correctness vs. progress: Michelle Goldberg and Jordan Peterson each make their case ahead of Munk debate

In the News   |   May 18, 2018

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Conservatives think progressives worry too much about “political correctness” – words and attitudes that include, protect and above all don’t offend. Progressives respond that ‘what you call political correctness, I call progress,’ which is the... read more

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‘This is an eye-opener’: Changes in global water supply hint at future conflicts and crises

In the News   |   May 17, 2018

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By combining 14 years’ worth of satellite data, scientists have captured a startling portrait of the world’s water supply undergoing rapid transformation. The new analysis points to areas where there is increasing potential for conflict... 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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How worried should parents be about apps and websites collecting children’s data?

In the News   |   May 15, 2018

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As a parent, you’re vigilant about your children’s use of digital media. You set limits on their screen time. You make sure the websites and mobile applications they use are age-appropriate. You supervise them while... read more

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Supreme Court of Canada to keep records of deliberations secret for at least 50 years

In the News   |   May 14, 2018

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The judges of the Supreme Court of Canada have ensured that documents disclosing their secret inner workings will not be revealed during their lifetime – and possibly ever. The court has placed a 50-year embargo... read more

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‘We feel like pawns’: York University students grow increasingly angry over strike

In the News   |   May 11, 2018

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Students at York University are postponing applications to graduate school, losing jobs and facing delayed graduation, as the toll from the strike by part-time instructors and teaching assistants at the Toronto-area school mounts. If the... 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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Latest Mars mission could be last of its kind for years

In the News   |   May 7, 2018

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Thanks to a thick bank of predawn fog, Catherine Johnson couldn’t see the rocket when it blasted off early Saturday morning at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California – but she could hear the... read more

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First Nations students ask federal government for a residence to keep them safe while attending high school

In the News   |   May 4, 2018

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Seven First Nations teenagers from a high school in Thunder Bay that teaches students from fly-in reserves are in Ottawa to ask for a residence that would ease the loneliness of being far from home... read more

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Globe editorial: Democracy’s immutable need for a free press

In the News   |   May 3, 2018

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One can be forgiven a roll of the eyes when every day is a national day for something. We make no apology, though, for reminding us all that May 3 is World Press Freedom Day.... read more

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As economy firms, Poloz remains cautious on rates amid high debt levels

In the News   |   May 2, 2018

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Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz is grappling with powerful and conflicting economic forces that are complicating his efforts to wean the economy off the low interest rates that are fuelling excessive borrowing. On the... read more

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Ottawa says carbon levies could cut emissions equal to shutting 20 coal-fired plants by 2022

In the News   |   May 1, 2018

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The Liberal government defended its carbon-pricing plan Monday, with an analysis that concludes the federal and provincial levies would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90 megatonnes by 2022, the equivalent of shutting down... read more

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