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Parents, are your kids away at university or college properly insured?

In the News   |   September 18, 2018

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This is a delicate time to dump extra expenses on students living away from home and their parents, but $200 or so for tenant insurance could be a smart purchase. Students attending university or college... read more

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Federal prosecutors using expanded powers to target terrorist propaganda web content

In the News   |   September 17, 2018

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Federal Crown prosecutors have, for the first time, used the terrorism-propaganda provision of the Criminal Code in an attempt to remove content from the internet. Under that law, authorities can seek judicial orders that oblige... read more

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Lane change: Uber boosts Toronto R&D to speed up strategic shift

In the News   |   September 14, 2018

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Uber Technologies Inc. plans to invest as much as $200-million in Toronto engineering talent as the company aims to recast itself from ride-hailing app to one-stop mobility shop, getting options such as electric bikes and... read more

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Let’s dial back the hysteria over the ‘epidemic’ of teen vaping

In the News   |   September 13, 2018

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The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared on Wednesday that vaping is an epidemic among teenagers and vowed a severe crackdown on manufacturers and retailers if they don’t severely curtail sales to... read more

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Report calls for standardized math course for all student teachers in Ontario

In the News   |   September 12, 2018

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A standard, basic math course should be a requirement for elementary student teachers at all university faculties of education in Ontario, according to a report that comes after the number of children meeting provincial standards... read more

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Topping the list of must-have school supplies: internet access

In the News   |   September 10, 2018

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This September, there are only two students in Riham Mohamed’s house, instead of three. She’s the one not going back to school: Ms. Mohamed is finally licensed as a pharmacist in Canada, able to practice... read more

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What is the notwithstanding clause? Everything you need to know about Ontario’s attempts to reduce the size of Toronto city council

In the News   |   September 10, 2018

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A judge struck down the Ontario government’s law reducing the size of Toronto City Council, and now Premier Doug Ford says he will invoke Section 33 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, known as... read more

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Trudeau to pitch Canada’s work on development funding in bid for UN Security Council seat

In the News   |   September 7, 2018

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will pitch his government’s efforts to unlock private-sector money needed to help meet a set of ambitious United Nations sustainable-development goals as a key part of Canada’s bid for a UN... read more

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Queen’s University parties spur new policy requiring those charged to appear in court

In the News   |   September 6, 2018

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More than 100 people are being sent to court after the first weekend of the new school year at Queen’s University under a new city pilot project aimed at controlling intoxicated crowds in public. These... read more

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Despite a strong economy, debt-related stress is on the rise in Canada

In the News   |   September 5, 2018

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Like an antibiotics-resistant germ, household debt is holding up alarmingly well as the economy improves. A new survey shows the economic growth of the past year has helped ease some of the financial challenges faced... read more

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Nike sides with Kaepernick, and deals the NFL a devastating cultural blow

In the News   |   September 4, 2018

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In 1987, Nike debuted its most iconic ad – a black-and-white series of quick cuts of marathoners, weight-lifters and Michael Jordan sweating over the soundtrack of the Beatles’ Revolution. The 30-second clip didn’t make sense, as... read more

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Tackling tech: How some teachers are attempting to limit students' cellphone use

In the News   |   September 4, 2018

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When students arrive in Matthew Acheson’s high-school classroom this week, they’ll be allowed to take their phones to their desks, but only once they’ve tucked them inside a specialized pouch that then locks, blocking any... read more

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Doug Ford says Ontario postsecondary schools will require free-speech policies

In the News   |   August 31, 2018

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford has warned universities and colleges they will face funding cuts if they fail to adopt free-speech policies that defend controversial speakers on campus and decline to stop shielding students from opinions... read more

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Falling Ontario test scores add to national math debate

In the News   |   August 30, 2018

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Math has become a flashpoint in many parts of the country as falling test scores have ignited debate about how the subject is being taught in schools. The discussion has been particularly intense in Ontario,... read more

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Federal government confirms plan to study a full ban on handguns and assault weapons in Canada

In the News   |   August 29, 2018

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is directing Bill Blair to examine a full ban on handgun and assault weapons, according to a mandate letter issued Tuesday to the Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction.... read more

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