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Why Canadian medical students should be offered free tuition

In the News   |   August 21, 2018

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The New York University School of Medicine announced last week that it will now be offering free tuition to all its students. “There is a moral imperative to reduce the amount of debt people have,”... read more

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After 40 years, sovereignty off the table in Quebec election

In the News   |   August 20, 2018

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Quebec is heading into an election campaign in which for the first time in 40 years, sovereignty is not the major defining issue. Each of the main contenders for the coming Oct. 1 vote agree... read more

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'Queening ain’t easy’: Aretha Franklin remembered for transcendent voice, defiance

In the News   |   August 17, 2018

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At Chicago’s Regal Theater in 1967, at the height of her powers, Aretha Franklin had a crown placed upon her head in a coronation that was official enough. She was pronounced the Queen of Soul.... read more

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Canada to phase out most uses of pesticides linked to bee deaths

In the News   |   August 16, 2018

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The Canadian government plans to phase out most uses of two pesticides linked to the deaths of bees and other insects, a move environmental groups say is welcome but should be implemented immediately. Health Canada... read more

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Montreal set to press Ottawa for national handgun ban

In the News   |   August 15, 2018

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The City of Montreal is set to call for a nationwide ban on handguns and assault weapons, joining Toronto in pressing the Trudeau government to beef up its proposed firearms legislation. Montreal City Council is... read more

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Fuzzy numbers: How math instruction varies widely for teachers-to-be across Canada

In the News   |   August 14, 2018

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For four years now, an Ontario teachers’ college has administered a Grade 6- and 7-level math test to new students during orientation week, one that includes converting a percentage into a fraction and multiplying a... read more

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How long should millennials live with their parents to save for a home?

In the News   |   August 13, 2018

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Living at home with her parents at the age of 28, Stephanie Clarke wants to get on with her life. But how? She has a multiyear plan for building up a down payment for a... read more

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Saudi Arabia assures Canada dispute won’t block oil sales

In the News   |   August 10, 2018

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Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister says the diplomatic rift with Canada won’t disrupt the kingdom’s oil sales to Canadian customers, an announcement that demonstrates there are limits to the retaliation Riyadh is willing to mete out... read more

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Victoria to remove statue of Sir John A. Macdonald

In the News   |   August 9, 2018

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A statue of Sir John A. Macdonald is set to be removed from the steps of Victoria’s City Hall this weekend, as communities across the country struggle to reconcile the legacy of the country’s founding... read more

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A demonstration of power: China derails protests before they even begin

In the News   |   August 8, 2018

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It was after midnight and the slow train from Chengdu was nearing the end of its 30-hour journey when Ms. Yang decided to make a run for it. She was headed to Beijing to join... read more

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Saudi Arabia withdrawing students from Canadian schools, suspending flights

In the News   |   August 7, 2018

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The Saudi Arabian government plans to withdraw all Saudi students it has been sponsoring at Canadian universities, colleges and other schools in retaliation for Canada criticizing the Islamic kingdom’s human-rights record. The news emerged on... read more

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Ontario launching constitutional challenge of federal carbon-tax plan

In the News   |   August 3, 2018

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Ontario has filed its own constitutional challenge against the federal government over its planned carbon tax, broadening a legal battle that takes aim at Ottawa’s authority to implement a climate-change agenda. Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive... read more

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Toronto is no city for young people

In the News   |   August 2, 2018

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One of the informal rules of personal finance is that the cost of rent is supposed to eat up no more than 30 per cent of your gross monthly income. In Toronto, 50 per cent... read more

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Facebook uncovers plot to influence U.S. midterms, including suspicious ads paid for in Canadian funds

In the News   |   August 1, 2018

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Facebook officials say they have identified a co-ordinated political campaign to manipulate voters ahead of U.S. elections this fall, including fake accounts that helped organize a protest in Washington, and suspicious American political issue ads... read more

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City of Toronto pursues legal challenge to Ford’s council cuts

In the News   |   July 31, 2018

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Before Ontario Premier Doug Ford enacts his plan to cut Toronto’s city council almost in half before its fall election, the city’s municipal government is instructing its lawyers to look into a legal challenge. More... read more

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