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Conservatives’ on-campus flyers maligning ‘left-wing’ professors anger academics, faculty representatives

In the News   |   September 13, 2019

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The Conservative Party is distributing flyers that suggest university professors are agents of left-wing indoctrination. The party flyers were spotted on the York University campus in Toronto this week. The flyers bear an image of... read more

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Student Vote program looks to engage, educate students on election process

In the News   |   September 11, 2019

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Elementary and high-school students across Canada will have a chance to participate in the federal election voting process first-hand through a national program. The initiative, known as Student Vote, is designed to encourage students to... read more

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Slouching towards Ottawa

Cartoons   |   September 11, 2019

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All political parties have been slow off the mark in announcing their platforms for the federal election in October.

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No federal leader a ‘clear winner’ on leading an ethical government: poll

In the News   |   September 10, 2019

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No federal leader has a clear advantage on the question of who would be best at leading an ethical government, according to a new poll conducted by Nanos Research for The Globe and Mail. Twenty-three... read more

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Bianca Andreescu followed plan all the way to the top

In the News   |   September 9, 2019

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Bianca Andreescu’s U.S. Open title is the biggest moment yet for a Canadian tennis star. But players from Canada have been flirting with this kind of success for several years, skyrocketing up the rankings and... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – September 2019

Quizzes   |   September 9, 2019

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news over the course of the summer. What is the air passenger bill of rights? A collection of... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – September 2019

Quizzes   |   September 9, 2019

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Here are the answers to our September quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information. 1. What is the air passenger bill of rights? Answer: d Additional notes:  The first phase of the... read more

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Bernier’s vitriol toward Greta Thunberg showcases a wider trend of contempt by political figures

In the News   |   September 4, 2019

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On Monday, Maxime Bernier sent out a string of tweets attacking Greta Thunberg, the student environmental activist. The leader of the new People’s Party seeks to bring to Canada a poison afflicting many democracies: the... read more

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Boris Johnson further divides Britain by limiting Parliament ahead of Brexit

In the News   |   August 29, 2019

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It began Wednesday morning with a letter to MPs that was jovial in tone but barbed in meaning, and was followed in the afternoon by an emissary’s trip to see the Queen. By evening, Prime... read more

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On 400th anniversary of slavery in U.S., an effort to set ‘record straight’

In the News   |   August 26, 2019

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It’s a span of 10 kilometres and four centuries between the spot where the first enslaved Africans in what would later become the United States came ashore, and the burial ground where one of their... read more

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Want to talk about climate change during the federal election? You’ll have to register for that

In the News   |   August 20, 2019

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Elections Canada is standing by its directive that to run election ads about climate change, environmental groups will have to follow rules that some organizations say would effectively silence them during a crucial debate. A... read more

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Canada criticizes U.K. move to strip ‘Jihadi Jack’ of British citizenship

In the News   |   August 19, 2019

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Federal officials say Britain is shirking its responsibilities by revoking the citizenship of a man dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by media, leaving the alleged terrorist imprisoned in Syria with solely Canadian citizenship. Jack Letts, a British-born... read more

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California has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the U.S., so why haven’t the mass shootings stopped?

In the News   |   August 16, 2019

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U.S. lawmakers looking to curb gun violence after last week’s mass shootings in Texas and Ohio could take a lesson from California. The state has long had the most restrictive gun laws in the United... read more

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Trudeau violated ethics law by pressing Wilson-Raybould over SNC-Lavalin deal, Ethics Commissioner rules

In the News   |   August 15, 2019

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau oversaw his government’s efforts to obtain an out-of-court settlement for engineering firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. starting in 2016, undermining the authority of former attorney-general Jody Wilson-Raybould and breaking Canada’s ethics rules... read more

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India tightens grip in Kashmir with mosque closings, heavy military presence

In the News   |   August 13, 2019

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Some observers say the actions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government echo China’s moves in Xinjiang, another region with a large Muslim population. Families in a Muslim-dominated region have been cut off from loved ones.... read more

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