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Canada pledges $1-million for fund to help imprisoned journalists as conference on press freedom ends

In the News   |   July 12, 2019

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An international conference designed to promote media freedom around the world has ended with an acknowledgment by Canada’s Foreign Minister that there isn’t much Western governments can do beyond advocacy. “We can’t promise instant results.... read more

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Sidewalk Labs unveils $1.3-billion plan for Toronto’s waterfront, revealing a vision much larger than initially proposed

In the News   |   June 25, 2019

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Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs LLC is pushing for the right to create a 190-acre community on Toronto’s waterfront, laying out a master plan that would ask government to expand public transit, pay performance bonuses to... read more

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Liberal government reapproves Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

In the News   |   June 19, 2019

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The federal government on Tuesday reapproved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, a crude-oil export project that has pitted Alberta against the British Columbia government and oil industry supporters against environmentalists and Indigenous opponents. Prime Minister... read more

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The Raptors’ victory parade was more than a celebration – it was a glimpse of today’s Canada

In the News   |   June 18, 2019

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Monday’s parade in Toronto was more than just a joyous celebration of the Raptors’ victory. It was a glimpse of today’s Canada. The throngs that gathered to cheer their team were the image of the... read more

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Quebec passes bill banning public servants from wearing religious symbols

In the News   |   June 17, 2019

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François Legault’s government passed a ban on some public servants wearing religious symbols in a final vote late Sunday night, enshrining into law a measure decried by opposition parties, minority groups and human-rights observers as... read more

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The Raptors steal the Warriors’ identity – and Kawhi Leonard takes his place as a Canadian sports hero

In the News   |   June 14, 2019

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After miserably losing the second of four straight to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers a bit more than a year ago, Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri was standing in his office looking out over... read more

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Hong Kong legislators postpone debate on China extradition bill as protests turn violent

In the News   |   June 12, 2019

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Violence broke out in Hong Kong Wednesday, as police used tear gas, water cannons and baton rushes to push back a large swell of protesters that had pressed toward the entrance of the city’s Legislative... read more

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Missing and murdered inquiry calls for police overhaul to halt indigenous ‘genocide’

In the News   |   June 3, 2019

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The final report of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women calls for an overhaul of the way police handle such cases after commissioners determined the disappearances and deaths of thousands of women and... read more

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Mueller breaks silence on Russia investigation, declines to clear Trump of wrongdoing

In the News   |   May 30, 2019

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Special counsel Robert Mueller issued his first public statement on his investigation into Russian interference Wednesday, saying the probe did not exonerate U.S. President Donald Trump of wrongdoing and suggesting Congress was the most appropriate... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – May 2019

Quizzes   |   May 28, 2019

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news in May. Who is Caster Semenya? Olympic champion runner President of Rwanda Artist featured in the Louvre... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – May 2019

Quizzes   |   May 28, 2019

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Here are the answers to our May quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information. 1. Who is Caster Semenya? Answer: a Additional notes: Caster is a two-time gold medal winner who lost... read more

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Populist parties make gains in EU elections but fall short of overturning political order

In the News   |   May 27, 2019

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The rising populist and nationalist parties fell well short of overturning the political order in Brussels even though they, along with the Green parties riding the wave of worry about climate change, made gains in... read more

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Emotional British PM Theresa May resigns over Brexit failure: ‘I have done everything I can’

In the News   |   May 24, 2019

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she will resign next month, ending nearly three years in office that will be defined by her inability to pull Britain out of the European Union. In... read more

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Three key highlights from the Mueller report

Lesson Plans   |   May 13, 2019

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Following US Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller report on his investigation into Russian interference in the last US election, Adrian Morrow and Tamsin McMahon highlight possibly illegal activities by President Trump that... read more

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Fighting talk

Cartoons   |   May 7, 2019

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Newly-elected Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is rattling sabres over federal-provincial and interprovincial relations and muttering about secession.

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