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Trump and Russia: Who's who in the many investigations into 2016's election-meddling

Lesson Plans   |   February 20, 2018

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In an article from late 2017, Adrian Morrow sums up the ongoing investigations into possible collusion and obstruction of justice by members of Donald Trump’s inner circle before and after his election in 2016.... read more

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In the echoes of the Florida shooting, gun-control advocates raise their voices

In the News   |   February 16, 2018

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In the wake of mass shooting after mass shooting in America, pro-gun politicians have pressed their opponents into silence by telling them not to politicize the violence. But after a gunman killed 17 students at... read more

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Trudeau promises government recognition of Indigenous rights

In the News   |   February 15, 2018

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The federal government says it will support Indigenous people in realizing their visions for their futures and in rebuilding their nations by creating new legislation that forces its officials to stop demanding that Indigenous people... read more

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Liberals to examine jury-selection rules after acquittal in Boushie killing

In the News   |   February 13, 2018

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The federal government is promising to examine the way juries are chosen after the acquittal of a white Saskatchewan farmer, charged in the killing of a young First Nations man, by a jury that appeared... read more

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What you need to know about juries, challenges and potential reforms

In the News   |   February 12, 2018

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The jury is known as the conscience of the community. Yet, when white Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley went on trial on a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Colten Boushie, who was... read more

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English invasions of French language shortlived, linguist finds

Articles of Interest   |   February 12, 2018

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English words tend to be viewed as an invasive species by language purists in Quebec – a danger to keep at bay from French lest they spread. But now a top linguist says fears of... read more

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Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould concerned about low number of Indigenous people on juries

In the News   |   February 5, 2018

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Canada’s Justice Minister says she is concerned about the under-representation of Indigenous people on Canadian juries. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said that legislated changes to the use of peremptory challenges, which are granted to both... read more

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New Chief Justice Richard Wagner spelling out court decisions for the masses

In the News   |   February 2, 2018

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The Richard Wagner era at the Supreme Court of Canada is beginning with a promise: The court will do its best to make itself understood. And not just to lawyers and law professors, the new... read more

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Trump’s ‘new American moment’: State of Union speech strikes conciliatory tone, but promotes divisive policies

In the News   |   January 31, 2018

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U.S. President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address to strike a more conciliatory tone toward his opponents, even as he continued to promote policies likely to deepen political divisions ahead of... read more

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Grammy love-in for Bruno Mars loaded with politics, social commentary – and a nod to Canada’s Alessia Cara

In the News   |   January 29, 2018

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Midway through the Sunday night broadcast of the 60th annual Grammy Awards, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations took to Twitter to voice her displeasure over a skit that involved Cher, Snoop Dogg,... read more

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Trudeau announces Canada doubling money for girls’ education fund at Davos

In the News   |   January 26, 2018

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used the stage at the World Economic Forum to announce that Canada is doubling the money it gives to an international fund that helps educate girls in developing countries. During a... read more

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Powerful men laid low by the hour: #MeToo remaking society literally overnight

Lesson Plans   |   January 25, 2018

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John Ibbitson provides an overview of current politicians brought down by allegations or charges of harassment. He suggests that the movement to eliminate sexual harassment from the workplace is overdue and needs to grow, and... read more

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Powerful men laid low by the hour: #MeToo remaking society literally overnight

In the News   |   January 25, 2018

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Too often, movements of social protest force themselves on public consciousness, own the moment for a time, then fade from what used to be called the front page. Occupy. Idle No More. Even Black Lives... read more

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Patrick Brown steps down as Ontario PC leader amid sexual misconduct allegations

In the News   |   January 25, 2018

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Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown has resigned under pressure from his caucus just hours after allegations emerged that he had inappropriate sexual relations with teenage girls. His shocking fall in a few short hours... read more

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Liberals opt out of Canada Post overhaul

In the News   |   January 24, 2018

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In a move bound to frustrate reform advocates of both the left and the right, the Liberal government will announce on Wednesday that it has decided not to proceed with major changes to Canada Post.... read more

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