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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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Federal pharmacare report backs $15-billion universal, single-payer system

In the News   |   June 13, 2019

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Canada should adopt a universal, single-payer public pharmacare program that does for prescription drugs what medicare did for services provided in hospitals and doctors’ offices, according to a new advisory council report. The Liberals –... 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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Whales, dolphins can no longer be bred or kept in captivity after House of Commons bill passes

In the News   |   June 11, 2019

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Whales and dolphins can no longer be bred or kept in captivity under new legislation that was passed in the House of Commons Monday. The legislation, dubbed the “Free Willy” bill by its proponents, marks... read more

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Ottawa moves to ban single-use plastics as part of waste-reduction efforts

In the News   |   June 10, 2019

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Canada is taking steps to ban a range of everyday plastics as part of a sweeping strategy to push provinces and manufacturers to overhaul recycling and waste-reduction efforts. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government on... read more

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As rising living costs go, families with children are inflation roadkill

In the News   |   June 7, 2019

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A new study says the official inflation rate is underplaying the financial stress being felt by families with children. Statistics Canada’s consumer price index is a carefully built gauge of the changing cost of a... read more

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Screen test: How kids use digital devices is more important than amount of time spent, new guidelines say

In the News   |   June 6, 2019

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Parents should be more concerned with how their school-aged children and adolescents use digital devices than with the total time they spend entranced by screens, according to the Canadian Paediatric Society. The pediatricians’ group is... read more

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Senators working to block bill that restricts food and drink ads aimed at children

In the News   |   June 5, 2019

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A bill that would restrict food and beverage advertising aimed at kids is facing the possibility of a quiet death in the Senate after taking nearly three years to make its way through Parliament. National... read more

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Apple responds to critics by unveiling new privacy features at annual developers’ conference

In the News   |   June 4, 2019

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Apple unveiled new privacy features aimed at distancing itself from Facebook and Google as the smartphone giant comes under increased regulatory scrutiny and searches for new ways to offset slowing iPhone sales. Chief executive Tim... 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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We’re treating our pets like people, and that’s expensive

In the News   |   May 31, 2019

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Lots of investing companies send their research to journalists in an attempt to generate some publicity. Most of it is not worth sharing you with, but there are exceptions, such as a recent note from... 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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