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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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Torrent of words?

Cartoons   |   May 1, 2019

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Residents of Ottawa and many other places are desperate for any material that can build barriers against rising floodwaters.

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China sentences second Canadian to death over drug offences

In the News   |   May 1, 2019

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Ottawa is asking Beijing for clemency after a Chinese court sentenced to death a Canadian man for his involvement in a 2012 scheme to manufacture methamphetamine in China, a verdict delivered in the midst of... read more

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Green fables

Cartoons   |   April 29, 2019

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The Prince Edward Island election of April 23 produced an official Green Party opposition for the first time in Canada.

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Quebec dike breaks, triggering emergency evacuation near Montreal and pushing flood waters to record levels

In the News   |   April 29, 2019

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The slow-building floods of Eastern Canada have turned into a full-blown emergency, with the rupture of a dike near Montreal triggering a sudden inundation that forced 6,500 people to flee to higher ground on the... read more

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Privacy Commissioner takes Facebook to court over data breaches

In the News   |   April 26, 2019

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Facebook violated the privacy of Canadians when it failed to ensure third-party apps obtained the clear consent of users – and their friends – on how their personal information would be used, privacy watchdogs say.... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – April 2019

Quizzes   |   April 26, 2019

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news in April. What is a filibuster? When members of Parliament debate proposed legislation A political procedure to... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – April 2019

Quizzes   |   April 26, 2019

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Here are the answers to our April quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information. 1. What is a filibuster? Answer: d 2. Some members of the United States Congress are calling for... read more

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Video of Indigenous teen’s arrest in Northern Ontario sparks outrage

In the News   |   April 25, 2019

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In the Northern Ontario city of Sioux Lookout, at 5:42 p.m. on Tuesday, an officer with the Ontario Provincial Police tried to arrest a drunk 16-year-old, who resisted, according to a police press release. The... read more

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PEI Tories win minority government; Green Party forms first Official Opposition

In the News   |   April 24, 2019

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The Green wave many thought could bring the party to power on Prince Edward Island turned blue at the polls Tuesday. Voters elected the Progressive Conservatives to a minority government, the province’s first since the... read more

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Under a cloud

Cartoons   |   April 23, 2019

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The special counsel's report specifically stated that President Trump could not be exonerated of the crime of obstruction of justice, although it did not recommend charges.

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Facebook bans several Canadians for supporting white nationalism as Ottawa eyes new regulations for social platforms

Lesson Plans   |   April 23, 2019

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Tamsin McMahon reports on Facebook’s recent ban on postings by extremist groups that promote hate, and on related concerns expressed by politicians in the United States, Britain and Europe... read more

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Three key highlights from the Mueller report

In the News   |   April 18, 2019

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A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election hacking, Kremlin contacts with Donald Trump’s campaign and accusations of presidential obstruction of justice landed Thursday. The tome runs to more than 400... read more

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