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Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle adds new faces, puts focus on trade, border

In the News   |   July 19, 2018

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expanded his cabinet on Wednesday to put the spotlight on trade diversification, the flow of asylum seekers and confronting an increasingly strong challenge from the provincial premiers in the runup to... read more

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In speech, Obama warns against new era of ‘strongman politics’

In the News   |   July 18, 2018

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Former U.S. president Barack Obama, in an impassioned return to the global stage, has warned that the world is sliding into a brutal and dangerous new era of “strongman politics” where autocrats are exploiting fear... read more

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In extraordinary statement, Trump refuses to take U.S. intelligence agencies’ word over Putin’s on election meddling

In the News   |   July 17, 2018

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It was a disorienting scene: the President of the United States of America, standing beside the ruler of Russia, refusing to take the word of his country’s own intelligence agencies over that of the autocrat... read more

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Ford government scraps controversial Ontario sex-ed curriculum

In the News   |   July 12, 2018

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Ontario schools will revert to teaching the old sex-education curriculum, which did not include topics such as same-sex marriage and online safety, when students return in the fall. The province’s new Education Minister, Lisa Thompson,... read more

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Western provinces, First Nations urge Ottawa to provide alternative to cancelled Greyhound routes

In the News   |   July 11, 2018

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Alberta, British Columbia and First Nations leaders are calling on Ottawa to help find a replacement when Greyhound stops operating its buses in Western Canada at the end of October, saying it is an issue... read more

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Trump sets stage for conservative majority on U.S. Supreme Court with Brett Kavanaugh pick

In the News   |   July 10, 2018

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Donald Trump has nominated a conservative appeals court judge to the U.S. Supreme Court, with his second appointment to the top bench handing him the opportunity to craft a firm and enduring right-leaning majority. The... read more

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Court approves class-action lawsuit for Indigenous students who say they were abused at day schools

In the News   |   July 9, 2018

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Indigenous people who say they lost their culture and suffered physical and sexual abuse at government-funded day schools are calling for compensation in a Canada-wide lawsuit that has been certified as a class action. First... read more

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Purdue Pharma halts marketing of opioids in Canada

In the News   |   July 5, 2018

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The pharmaceutical giant whose pain pill triggered an overdose epidemic that has devastated communities across North America has stopped marketing its opioids in Canada. Purdue Pharma announced the change in response to the federal government... read more

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Tipping the balance of the U.S. Supreme Court has long been a right-wing dream

In the News   |   June 28, 2018

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The U.S. Supreme Court is set for a rightward swing that could lead to sweeping changes to some of the most explosive culture-war issues roiling the country: a roll-back or abolition of abortion rights, the... read more

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Sixties Scoop settlement on hold amid disagreement on legal fees

In the News   |   June 26, 2018

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A settlement with Indigenous people who were taken from their homes as children and adopted into non-native families is in jeopardy after lawyers for the victims rejected a judge’s decision that their fees are unreasonable.... read more

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Programs aimed at helping black students facing disciplinary issues can wipe slates clean

In the News   |   June 25, 2018

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Ceyrina Craig didn’t want to believe her son’s school treated him differently because he was black, but the evidence was mounting. In Grade 1, his teacher complained about how he’d disrupt class by calling out... read more

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Assisted deaths increased by almost 30 per cent in second half of 2017: report

In the News   |   June 22, 2018

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The number of Canadians who received an assisted death increased by nearly 30 per cent in the second half of last year, according to a new report that comes just after the second anniversary of... read more

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Trump signs executive order ending family separation policy at Mexican border

In the News   |   June 21, 2018

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U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered authorities to stop separating migrant children from their parents at the Mexican border, a crisis caused by his “zero tolerance” policy of criminally prosecuting all people who cross the... read more

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Number of asylum claims more than double in Canada in 2017, UN says

In the News   |   June 20, 2018

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As violence and war push the world’s forcibly displaced population to a record high of nearly 69 million, the number of asylum seekers rose dramatically in Canada last year, a United Nations report says. Canada... read more

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White House ties border wall to migrant family separations

In the News   |   June 19, 2018

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The White House has rejected the idea of legislation that would end its policy of separating migrant children from their parents unless it also includes broad immigration reform and funding for a wall along the... read more

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