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Britain in crisis as Parliament delivers historic defeat to Theresa May’s Brexit deal with EU

In the News   |   January 16, 2019

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The United Kingdom is in crisis after Members of Parliament soundly rejected a withdrawal deal with the European Union and threw the government’s Brexit plan into chaos. The clock is now ticking as Prime Minister... read more

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Trudeau says China acting ‘arbitrarily’ as Canadian sentenced to death on drug charges

In the News   |   January 15, 2019

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A Chinese court has sentenced to death a Canadian man, calling him a “core member” of an organized international drug-trafficking conspiracy. The actions of Robert Schellenberg brought an “extremely large” negative impact for China, the... read more

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Saudi teen refugee prepares for ‘many unknowns’ in Canada

In the News   |   January 14, 2019

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An 18-year-old whose effort to escape her abusive family in Saudi Arabia captured attention around the world is relieved to be starting a new life in Toronto but is apprehensive about the challenges ahead, those... read more

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Britain’s May losing control over Brexit plans after two defeats in Parliament

In the News   |   January 10, 2019

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is rapidly losing control over her Brexit strategy after the government suffered a pair of humiliating defeats in the House of Commons this week – empowering parliamentarians and opening the... read more

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Trudeau and Scheer shouldn’t shy away from complex problems in the next election

In the News   |   January 8, 2019

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Toby Fyfe is president of The Institute on Governance We are told that both the Liberals and Conservatives are preparing for an election campaign that will be the “nastiest ever” while being reassured by both leaders that negative... read more

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Trudeau, Trump agree to push Beijing to free two detained Canadians

In the News   |   January 8, 2019

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reached out to Donald Trump on the day the United States opened new trade talks with China, urging him to maintain international pressure on Beijing to release two imprisoned Canadians and... read more

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Taxing carbon faces a political reckoning in 2019 – and the world is watching Canada

In the News   |   January 4, 2019

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Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives are playing out a global debate about what to do to combat climate change, and the outcome of this fall’s election will either energize or deter advocates for... read more

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Five things to watch as the U.S. enters 2019 with a new Congress

In the News   |   January 3, 2019

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A new U.S. Congress, including a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, takes power on Thursday as a federal government shutdown reaches its 12th day. The standoff between legislators and Donald Trump could set the tone for... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – December 2018

Quizzes   |   December 21, 2018

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news in December. Amazon announced the location of its new Headquarters 2. Where will it be? Toronto Queens,... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – December 2018

Quizzes   |   December 21, 2018

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Here are the answers to our December quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information. 1. Amazon announced the location of its new Headquarters 2. Where will it be? Answer: d Additional notes:... read more

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Third Canadian detained in China is being held for working illegally, Beijing says, as arrests strike note of fear

In the News   |   December 20, 2018

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Sarah McIver is being held in China for working illegally, Beijing said Thursday as the detention of yet another Canadian struck a note of fear around the world. Ms. McIver, an Albertan teaching English in... read more

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Unequal contest?

Cartoons   |   December 17, 2018

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China has taken two Canadians into custody following the arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Canada at the request of the United States.

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Trudeau says Canada trying to end arms contract with Saudi Arabia

In the News   |   December 17, 2018

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The Trudeau government says it is trying to find a way to end shipments of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia as Riyadh comes under mounting condemnation for the costly war it’s waging in neighbouring Yemen... read more

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Five accusations about Trump, Cohen and Manafort from the latest Mueller filings in court

Lesson Plans   |   December 17, 2018

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Adrian Morrow details five accusations involving President Trump, his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, and his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, as revealed in the US Justice Department’s recent court filings.... read more

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Vested interests

Cartoons   |   December 14, 2018

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Thousands clad in yellow vests protested violently in France against a planned increase to the fuel tax, while in Alberta a protest against the carbon tax was free from physical violence.

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