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After the U.S. midterms, key questions for 2020

Lesson Plans   |   November 19, 2018

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Adam Radwanski summarizes the outcomes and potential ramifications of the recent US midterm elections in terms of winners and losers, suggesting that, although the Democrats regained the House of Representatives, it was not the decisive... read more

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Toronto school board survey shows teenagers feeling increasingly lonely, nervous

In the News   |   November 14, 2018

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Teenagers are feeling increasingly nervous, lonely and worried about the future, according to survey data released on Tuesday by the country’s largest school board. Students’ emotional well-being has deteriorated since the last student and parent... read more

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Mutual funds, ETFs and advisers: Rob Carrick’s guide to socially responsible investing

In the News   |   November 13, 2018

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No matter how you want to invest, there’s a socially responsible way to do it. Exchange-traded funds (ETF) are your favourite investing tool? A new crop of ETFs offering different takes on socially responsible investing... read more

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Ontario’s throwback approach is no way to craft policy

Guest Column   |   November 9, 2018

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Jim Stanford is Harold Innis Industry Professor of Economics at McMaster University. No one should be surprised Ontario Premier Doug Ford cancelled the upcoming increase in the province’s minimum wage. It was scheduled to jump... read more

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Banks weigh legal action to block Statscan’s plan to obtain consumer records

In the News   |   November 9, 2018

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Canada’s banks are considering legal action to prevent Statistics Canada from obtaining their clients’ banking records without consent as the federal agency faced criticism from several fronts Thursday during a special Senate hearing. Statscan’s chief... read more

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After the U.S. midterms, key questions for 2020

In the News   |   November 7, 2018

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This was no wave election serving as an all-purpose indictment of Donald Trump’s administration. Nor was it an endorsement of his presidency. Instead, the most anticipated midterms in memory​ delivered a verdict so mixed that... read more

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Democrats take control of House as Republicans hold Senate

In the News   |   November 7, 2018

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Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives after midterm congressional elections Tuesday, but fell short of the electoral wave that they hoped would swamp Donald Trump’s presidency. The Democrats held the 218 House... read more

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Privacy commissioner launches investigation into Statscan’s efforts to obtain banking records

In the News   |   November 1, 2018

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Federal Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien is launching an investigation of Statistics Canada over its plan to force banks to hand over banking records that would allow detailed tracking of how and where Canadians spend their... read more

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Maelstrom

Cartoons   |   October 30, 2018

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America under President Trump is immersed in partisan, racial and religious strife.

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Ottawa launches national pay equity legislation and Department for Women and Gender Equality

In the News   |   October 30, 2018

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The federal government is launching national pay equity legislation and a new department for women and gender equality as part of a wide-ranging, 850-page budget bill tabled late on Monday. The omnibus bill includes the... read more

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Dalhousie Indigenous student showing Canada the way to reconciliation

In the News   |   October 29, 2018

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There was nowhere left to smudge. This was a few years back, after Dalhousie University tore down its Indigenous Students’ Centre during campus renovations; a temporary location had no place for the ceremonial burning of... read more

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Ontario government to keep overdose-prevention sites

In the News   |   October 22, 2018

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The Ontario government has decided to keep the province’s overdose-prevention sites and repurpose them as “consumption and treatment services,” a senior government official says. Health Minister Christine Elliott is expected to make the announcement on... read more

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Cannabis legalization: What is your province or territory doing? A guide

Lesson Plans   |   October 22, 2018

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Mayaz Alam reports on the differences and similarities by province and territory in the coming laws controlling the sale and use of cannabis following legalization on October 17, 2018.... read more

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Saudi Arabia warns against sanctions as pressure mounts over disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Lesson Plans   |   October 18, 2018

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Saudi Arabia has vowed to respond to any punitive steps as pressure mounts on the kingdom over the disappearance and alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr. Khashoggi, who was sharply critical of Saudi Arabia’s... read more

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Gone to pot

Cartoons   |   October 17, 2018

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The use of recreational cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018.

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