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Federal government looks to put children first in Divorce Act overhaul

In the News   |   May 23, 2018

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The federal Liberal government is aiming to protect children from high-conflict divorces, by emphasizing alternatives to courtroom battles and by using neutral language for the sharing of parental responsibilities, in what would be the first... read more

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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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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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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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Toronto tops list of Canada’s most youth-friendly cities

Articles of Interest   |   May 9, 2018

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A first-ever ranking of Canada’s “most youthful” cities puts Toronto on top as the best place for young people to live, work and play, based on metrics such as the cost of a transit pass,... 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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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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Thousands take back Yonge Street in vigil honouring lives lost in Toronto van attack

In the News   |   April 30, 2018

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Thousands of people gathered for a vigil near the scene of the deadliest mass killing in Toronto’s modern history Sunday night, a grieving city united in its desire to find a way forward after the... read more

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Live from Panmunjom: A summit show between two Koreas, with nuclear peace in the balance

In the News   |   April 26, 2018

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There is symbolism in the carpet, meaning in the mango, significance in the walnut wood. On Friday, the leaders of North and South Korea expect to meet for the first time on southern soil, a... read more

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Debate sparked over University of Alberta tribute to David Suzuki

In the News   |   April 25, 2018

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A University of Alberta decision to award David Suzuki an honourary degree during a fever-pitched national debate over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has struck an angry chord with the province’s land-locked energy industry and... read more

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One scientist’s work sheds light on the ‘transforming’ state of planetary health

Articles of Interest   |   April 23, 2018

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A Harvard scientist whose work has shown that climate change could make food less nutritious will be the inaugural recipient of the Arrell Global Food Innovation research award. Over the past decade, Sam Myers has... read more

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