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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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Canada's innovation funding leaves women behind: report

In the News   |   February 14, 2018

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Canada’s focus on funding innovation in the predominantly male tech sector is putting female businesses in other industries – at a disadvantage, a report to be released on Wednesday concludes. The report, sponsored by the... read more

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Behind The News: What’s Happening In The Stock Markets

In the News   |   February 13, 2018

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When breaking news or major events unfold, CFEE aims to provide helpful background for teachers. This will not be based on articles from The Globe and Mail and often will not have lesson plans in... 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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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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Liberals unveil overhaul of environmental legislation for major resource projects

In the News   |   February 9, 2018

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The Liberal government has unveiled its plan to overhaul the assessment process for major resource projects, saying added environmental protections are needed to restore public trust in Ottawa’s approval of controversial pipelines, mines and hydro... 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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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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New Chief Justice Richard Wagner spelling out court decisions for the masses

In the News   |   February 2, 2018

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The Richard Wagner era at the Supreme Court of Canada is beginning with a promise: The court will do its best to make itself understood. And not just to lawyers and law professors, the new... read more

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Economy firing 'on all cylinders’ as Canada sees best growth in six months

In the News   |   February 1, 2018

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Positive signs from a key Canadian economic indicator and an upbeat statement from the U.S. central bank injected a double-dose of optimism about the strength of the North American economy Wednesday – feeding expectations that... read more

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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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