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Most Canadians get timely medical treatment: report

In the News   |   March 28, 2017

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A report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information suggests that three of every four people in the country receive priority procedures within the recommended time frames. A new report suggests three out of four... read more

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Hidden dangers lie in Liberals’ proposed parliamentary rule changes

In the News   |   March 27, 2017

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When opposition MPs used procedural tactics to delay last Wednesday’s budget for half an hour, it was the parliamentary way of jumping up and down and screaming to get attention. They did it because they... read more

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McGill under fire after Andrew Potter resigns over Quebec column flap

In the News   |   March 24, 2017

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Pressure is intensifying on McGill University to explain why a high-profile academic administrator stepped down after writing a controversial opinion piece, with the school releasing a statement on Thursday aiming to assure its community it... read more

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FBI confirms Russia-Trump election probe, warns Moscow will try again

In the News   |   March 21, 2017

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The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with the Kremlin’s efforts to interfere in last year’s election and ensure the defeat of Hillary Clinton. The explosive confirmation came from FBI Director James... read more

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A guide to the ongoing saga involving Trump, his inner circle and Russia

Lesson Plans   |   March 20, 2017

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Adrian Morrow summarizes key issues and players in the mounting scandal over possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign personnel and Russian operatives during the 2016 campaign, relative to the release of Hillary Clinton’s emails... read more

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Federal prisons have become less deadly, crowded under Liberals, numbers show

In the News   |   March 17, 2017

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In a single year under Liberal rule, federal prisons became less deadly, less crowded and less black, according to new data obtained by The Globe and Mail that suggests prison life has changed strikingly since... read more

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Sizable minority says Canada is accepting too many refugees: poll

Lesson Plans   |   March 16, 2017

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Shawn McCarthy reports on key findings of a recent Angus Reid poll, which shows that 47% of Canadians feel the number of refugees being taken in by Canada is about right, but a significant number,... read more

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Centre-left shift in Dutch election deals blow to populism

In the News   |   March 16, 2017

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Voters in the Netherlands have delivered a major boost to the European Union, turning away from firebrand populism and electing a decidedly pro-European parliament. After weeks of bitter campaigning, Wednesday’s election delivered a blow to... read more

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Head of inquiry into residential schools says Ottawa lags on commitments

In the News   |   March 15, 2017

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The Liberal government has made a lot of promises on reconciliation between Canada’s Indigenous peoples and the rest of the country, but has a long way to go to meet those commitments, the man who... read more

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Overhauling Obamacare: Trump’s bill, GOP pushback and the Americans in the crosshairs

In the News   |   March 14, 2017

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The Congressional Budget Office estimates that U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed health-care legislation would save the government $337-billion (U.S.), but result in 24 million fewer people having health insurance by 2026 than if Obamacare were... read more

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NDP leadership hopefuls take aim at Liberals in first debate

In the News   |   March 13, 2017

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It would be wrong to call the polite opening conversation between the four candidates who have declared their desire to lead the federal New Democrats a debate. Rather, the event Sunday that marked the beginning... read more

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Rejection rate on the rise for Canadians at U.S. border

In the News   |   March 10, 2017

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The growing number of stories about Canadians turned away at the American border is more than just an anecdotal trend: Statistics show the United States is turning away visitors from Canada at an increasing rate.... read more

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‘Daughters of the Vote’ fill seats in Parliament for International Women’s Day

In the News   |   March 9, 2017

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Srosh Hassan stood in the House of Commons on Wednesday to explain to her fellow Canadians what it’s like to be a 21-year-old Muslim woman of colour “in a time of overwhelming stigma.” “Islamophobia is... read more

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Sensing U.S. weakness, China casts itself as fixer of global problems

In the News   |   March 8, 2017

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China has no ambition to take over the mantle of leadership from the United States, its Foreign Minister says. But Beijing is boldly positioning itself as mediator and problem-solver to the world’s most insoluble problems,... read more

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Who is minding the gap?

In the News   |   March 6, 2017

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New data show the split in annual earnings between men and women persists in Canada, Tavia Grant reports. If the trend isn’t addressed, long-term drawbacks for our economy will be unavoidable. It may be 2017 and Canada may have... read more

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