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Canadian banks, police following money trail to target human trafficking

In the News   |   February 21, 2017

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Canada’s financial watchdog has sent more than 100 disclosures to police in the past year on human trafficking in a quiet new initiative that targets traffickers by following their money. Project Protect is a partnership between... read more

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Canadian values test could equally apply to white supremacists: Leitch

Lesson Plans   |   February 21, 2017

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Laura Stone reports on Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch’s response to critics of her campaign promise to test new immigrants for “Canadian values.” Some have claimed that her proposed policy towards immigrants may have helped... read more

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Liberals, Tories spar over Islamophobia motion in full-day debate

In the News   |   February 17, 2017

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Members of Parliament spent most of Thursday debating racism and discrimination in Canada as the Liberals and Conservatives battled over a private member’s motion that condemns Islamophobia. The Tories introduced their own anti-racism motion in... read more

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CBC radio personality and Vinyl Cafe host Stuart McLean dead at 68

In the News   |   February 16, 2017

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Stuart McLean, the avuncular CBC personality whose folksy tales of small-town Canada lit up radios from coast to coast every weekend on his long-running show Vinyl Cafe, died Wednesday morning, according to a statement issued by... read more

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Lawyers want to toss hundreds of criminal cases for unreasonable delays

In the News   |   February 15, 2017

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Lawyers across Canada have sought to suspend more than 800 criminal cases for unreasonable delay – including more than a dozen murder, attempted murder and manslaughter cases – since the Supreme Court set strict limits... read more

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In their first meeting, Trudeau needs to sell Trump on NAFTA

In the News   |   February 13, 2017

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Donald Trump has already gone from wanting to rip up NAFTA to perhaps just refurbishing the trade pact. A key goal for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when he meets Mr. Trump for the first time... read more

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Trudeau urged to find common ground with Trump during Washington visit

In the News   |   February 10, 2017

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Washington on Monday to hold talks at the White House with Donald Trump, hoping to develop a personal bond of trust with an unpredictable U.S. President who is... read more

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Big Canadian cities see faster suburban growth despite bid to boost density

In the News   |   February 9, 2017

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Canada’s largest cities are expanding fastest on the fringes in spite of government efforts to contain growth and encourage density. The first wave of results from Statistics Canada’s 2016 census shows the country’s urbanization trend... read more

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Canadian values test could equally apply to white supremacists: Leitch

In the News   |   February 2, 2017

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Federal Conservative Party leadership candidate Kellie Leitch says it is “ridiculous” to link her plan to screen immigrants for Canadian values with a deadly attack on a Quebec City mosque, arguing her proposal could equally... read more

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Trudeau abandons electoral reform, breaking key campaign promise

In the News   |   February 2, 2017

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has broken a signature campaign promise by abandoning electoral reform, sparking condemnation from his political opponents. During the past campaign, Mr. Trudeau made the pledge to “make every vote count” and... read more

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Trump names Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court pick

In the News   |   February 1, 2017

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Donald Trump is moving ahead on his plan to tilt the Supreme Court back to the right, courting another Senate confrontation with the Democratic Party opposition. Mr. Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to replace Antonin Scalia,... read more

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Trump fires acting attorney-general over defiance on refugee ban

In the News   |   January 31, 2017

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U.S. President Donald Trump fired Sally Yates, the acting attorney-general, after she told federal prosecutors not to defend his administration’s refugee ban, a policy that is threatening to provoke a full-blown political crisis. Ms. Yates... read more

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Trudeau to end controversial cash-for-access fundraisers

In the News   |   January 27, 2017

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will end the controversial practice of cash-for-access fundraising by passing legislation that lifts the veil of secrecy from these political events, requiring them to be transparent, open to public scrutiny and... read more

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Canada urged to keep borders open amid Trump directives

In the News   |   January 26, 2017

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Refugee advocates are urging Canada to keep its borders open to the world’s most vulnerable people as U.S. President Donald Trump orders the construction of a wall with Mexico and cracks down on illegal immigration.... read more

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Trump press aides pledge to tell the truth. Just don’t ask about statistics

In the News   |   January 23, 2017

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You could say it was a remarkable, even bizarre, question from a reporter during the Trump administration’s first White House press briefing on Monday. But then, the bizarre is now commonplace. And so, 15 minutes... read more

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