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Toronto’s Flipd helps students deal with smartphone distraction

In the News   |   June 18, 2018

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When Apple’s head of software engineering announced a new slate of controls to curb smartphone addiction at its developers conference earlier this month, one Toronto startup was paying close attention. That’s because Flipd Inc. has... read more

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Trudeau battles provinces, Senate for right of Canadians to grow cannabis

In the News   |   June 14, 2018

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has embarked on a political battle with the Senate and a potential legal fight with Quebec and Manitoba in order to give all Canadians the right to grow their own cannabis.... read more

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Kim Jong-un pledges ‘complete denuclearization’ as Trump suspends war games

In the News   |   June 12, 2018

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North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has reaffirmed his country’s commitment to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula, but offered few new pledges after hours of meetings with President Donald Trump. After the Singapore summit,... read more

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In North Korea’s bid to strengthen new market economy, Kim Jong-un may have to make nuclear concessions

In the News   |   June 11, 2018

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Read through North Korea’s constitution and you will discover a place where the state claims sole ownership over “all the natural resources, railways, airports, transportation, communication organs and major factories, enterprises, ports and banks.” But... read more

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Ontario PCs romp to comfortable majority as NDP forms the official opposition

In the News   |   June 8, 2018

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Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives have swept Ontario, riding a wave of discontent to a majority victory on Thursday night while the New Democrats took advantage of a Liberal implosion to form the official opposition for... read more

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Head of inquiry into missing, murdered Indigenous women says scope will narrow after extension limited to six months

In the News   |   June 6, 2018

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The head of the commission investigating why so many Indigenous women fall prey to violence says she is disappointed that the federal government rejected her request for a two-year extension and is allowing just six... read more

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Apple announces slew of controls to help with smartphone addiction

In the News   |   June 5, 2018

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Apple Inc. has unveiled a slate of controls to curb smartphone addiction and make it harder for users to be tracked online, even as the company rolled out new features designed to keep people tethered... read more

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Visiting groups have other ways to watch Commons, Library of Parliament says

Articles of Interest   |   May 29, 2018

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The Library of Parliament says groups of visitors, including students, will still have access to the House of Commons galleries during debates when the chamber moves buildings, by reserving seats through their members of Parliament... read more

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Question Period will be off-limits to tour groups as Parliament renovates

In the News   |   May 28, 2018

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Groups of teens will not be allowed to watch groups of adults argue on the floor of the House of Commons in the near future. Parliament is planning to make the House and Senate off-limits... read more

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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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