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Amid measles outbreaks, chief public health officer vows to tackle vaccination misinformation

In the News   |   February 20, 2019

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Canada’s chief public health officer says the resurgence of measles around the world demonstrates the failure of health officials to stop the spread of false information online – a problem she is vowing to tackle... read more

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The brief, shining moment of rising rates for savers and conservative investors is over

In the News   |   February 15, 2019

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Will nothing save Canada’s savers from low-interest-rate purgatory? Just six months ago, returns on guaranteed investment certificates and high-rate savings accounts were edging higher and there was a sense of more to come. Then came... read more

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Teens who use cannabis at a higher risk of developing depression, suicidal behaviour: study

In the News   |   February 14, 2019

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Teens who use cannabis are at a higher risk of developing depression and suicidal behaviour in young adulthood, compared with those who do not use the drug, according to a new study led by researchers... read more

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McCall MacBain family announces $200-million scholarship fund for studies at McGill

In the News   |   February 13, 2019

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A new $200-million scholarship fund set up by a Canadian couple who made a fortune reinventing classified ads will allow students from coast to coast to pursue higher learning at McGill University that otherwise may... read more

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Toronto researchers discover how immune cells use neurochemicals to fight infection

In the News   |   February 12, 2019

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For almost a decade, scientists have wondered why blood cells that are crucial to the body’s defences against infection also produce a molecule that is better known for its role in conducting signals within the... read more

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Canada could see large amount of measles outbreaks, health experts warn

In the News   |   February 11, 2019

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Canada could experience the same type of measles outbreaks that Washington and New York states are currently facing because of low vaccination rates and the highly contagious nature of the virus, public health experts warn.... read more

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Female health scientists face large gender bias in access to federal research dollars, study reveals

In the News   |   February 8, 2019

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Female health scientists in Canada face a significant disadvantage when competing for federal research dollars in cases where grant reviewers are allowed to consider who is doing the science compared with when a project is... read more

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'Canada’s new death penalty’: How the McArthur and Bissonnette cases put life sentences for mass killers in spotlight

In the News   |   February 7, 2019

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The crime was monstrous, unheard of in Canadian history: A man enters a mosque, shoots six people dead because of their religion. The Quebec prosecutor asked for parole eligibility to be set at 150 years,... read more

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Trump’s State of the Union speech: The highlights of what he said (and didn’t say)

In the News   |   February 6, 2019

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Facing a divided Congress emerging from a protracted government shutdown that has sent his approval rating spiraling to fresh lows, U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a State of the Union address that offered few olive... read more

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Conservatives renounce Google ad that spreads false border claim

In the News   |   February 5, 2019

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The Conservative Party is distancing itself from one of its own online ads after using Google to spread the false claim that “Justin Trudeau is letting a foreign entity take control of our borders.” The... read more

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Condo conundrum: How to balance a large down payment without feeling house poor?

  |   February 4, 2019

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At age 29, Zack is in an enviable position. He has a well-paying job, good benefits and a low-rent apartment in downtown Toronto. Because he lives modestly, he is able to save a substantial sum.... read more

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How Trump and Putin allowed the meltdown of a Cold War nuclear treaty

  |   February 1, 2019

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Three decades ago, the Soviet Union and the U.S. carefully crafted what they called the first step to a nuclear-free planet. How did it go so wrong? Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev were downright giddy... read more

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CBC head warns Netflix poses cultural threat to Canada

  |   February 1, 2019

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The president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has likened Netflix to the British Raj, arguing Canada needs to be wary of the negative effects of cultural imperialism that could result from an onslaught of foreign-owned... read more

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Someone to listen: How Kids Help Phone counsellors aid teens with gut-wrenching problems

  |   January 31, 2019

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“I’m thinking about killing myself a lot.” Counsellor Laura Krahn is nearing the end of her evening shift at Kids Help Phone when she opens up a live chat and finds this message. “I am so glad... read more

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Ottawa creating team of senior bureaucrats to warn Canadians if next election compromised

  |   January 30, 2019

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The federal government is creating a team of senior bureaucrats who have been handed the mandate to unilaterally warn Canadians if they feel a general election is being compromised by foreign actors or hackers. The... read more

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