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Merkel victory marred by rise of Germany’s far-right party

In the News   |   September 25, 2017

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Angela Merkel secured her fourth term as German chancellor but her victory was marred by a huge fall in her party’s vote and the astounding rise of an extreme right-wing party whose nationalistic members have... read more

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Trudeau addresses Canada's relationship with Indigenous peoples in UN speech

In the News   |   September 22, 2017

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his address at the UN General Assembly Thursday to shine a light on a dark aspect of Canada: the story of this country’s Indigenous peoples and their challenging relationship with... read more

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Pardon my French: Quebec eases up on dozens of English terms

In the News   |   September 19, 2017

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For decades, the guardians of the French language in Quebec have waged a relentless battle against encroachments of English into everyday life. So it’s no small matter that the watchdogs have given their blessing to... read more

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Kim 'begging for war,' Washington warns as N. Korea gets weapon that can threaten U.S.

Lesson Plans   |   September 18, 2017

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In the aftermath of North Korea’s apparently successful test of an advanced—probably hydrogen—nuclear device, Nathan VanderKlippe reports on increased tensions between North Korea and its sworn enemy, the United States.... read more

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Opioid-related overdose figures show grim reality of Canadian epidemic

In the News   |   September 15, 2017

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Prescription painkillers and illicit fentanyl are together fuelling a national epidemic of opioid-related overdoses, claiming the lives of more than 2,800 people in Canada last year, new figures show. The crisis is affecting every region,... read more

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Trudeau pledges to end Indian Act in cabinet shuffle

Lesson Plans   |   September 14, 2017

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The three reporters detail the results of the Liberal Government’s recent cabinet shuffle, with an emphasis on the two new departments charged with, among other goals, ending the contentious Indian Act.... read more

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How to get ahead when your income is hardly growing

In the News   |   September 14, 2017

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If you’re financially struggling to get ahead, here’s why. Puny income growth is a fixture in the Canadian economy, new census data shows. Our economic reality is that prosperity comes not from a growing paycheque,... read more

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Video: Gender inequality means we need a new "normal," says Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Videos   |   September 13, 2017

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At the Women in the World Summit in Toronto Sophie Grégoire Trudeau spoke about women and girls being exposed to pressure and fear has become “normal” – which is the hardest thing to change in... read more

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Trump to end DACA program, setting off immigration battle

In the News   |   September 5, 2017

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U.S. President Donald Trump is eliminating protections for 800,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the country as children, a highly controversial move that will deepen America’s fault lines over immigration and return the issue to the... read more

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John Who?

Cartoons   |   September 5, 2017

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A campaign has been mounted to strip the name of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister, from schools and other buildings because of his alleged racism.

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Kim 'begging for war,' Washington warns as N. Korea gets weapon that can threaten U.S.

In the News   |   September 4, 2017

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The international community pledged to strike back with an iron fist after North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, with Japan and South Korea agreeing to “an entirely different level” of retaliatory measures including harsh new sanctions.... read more

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Ontario invests $222-million to combat opioid crisis

In the News   |   August 30, 2017

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The Ontario government is combatting the opioid crisis by investing $222-million over 2.5 years on harm reduction and treatment measures, just as the province confronts a sharp increase in overdose deaths. Opioid-related overdoses claimed the... read more

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Trudeau pledges to end Indian Act in cabinet shuffle

In the News   |   August 28, 2017

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising a new nation-to-nation relationship with Canada’s Indigenous people, shaking up the paternalistic and colonial structures of the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs with the aim of scrapping the... read more

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Debate escalates over legacy of John A. Macdonald in Ontario schools

In the News   |   August 25, 2017

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Following the violent clashes that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., after the proposed removal of a statue of a Confederate general, calls to remove other Confederate monuments have grown. But after several were removed, worry set... read more

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Trudeau plays down concerns of 'uncontrolled immigration'

In the News   |   August 24, 2017

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians can continue to have confidence in the country’s immigration system, and defended his government’s response to the surge of asylum seekers who have avoided regular border crossings to enter... read more

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