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Ontario Tories rolling back Liberal-era student-aid reform

In the News   |   January 18, 2019

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Ontario is reversing unexpectedly costly student financing initiatives, cutting tuition and allowing students to opt out of campus fees as part of a package of changes to postsecondary education funding that drew criticism from students... read more

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The problem with home equity lines of credit? Perma-debt

In the News   |   January 17, 2019

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We need warnings labels for home equity lines of credit. HELOCs are like drugs – helpful to many and dangerous or even addictive to a significant minority. A survey to be issued Tuesday by the Financial Consumer... read more

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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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NEB urges Ottawa to toughen marine protection and monitoring for Trans Mountain

In the News   |   January 11, 2019

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The National Energy Board is urging the federal government to toughen marine monitoring and protection standards, including potential limits on the whale-watching industry, if the cabinet decides this spring to proceed with the expansion of... 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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These are the top things you should do in 2019 to reduce your stress about money

In the News   |   January 9, 2019

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The year ahead does not look promising for those who feel financially stressed. Economic growth seems to be slowing, as are wage gains. The stock market is in a foul mood, and fast-rising house prices... 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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Advocates for students with disabilities call on Ontario to stop school exclusions

In the News   |   January 7, 2019

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Autism advocates in Ontario are calling on the province to remove a principal’s power to exclude students from school for an indefinite period, saying it is being misused as a disciplinary measure that disproportionately targets... 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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At 21, this aerospace engineering student, former refugee has created her first invention

In the News   |   January 4, 2019

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This is part of Stepping Up, a series introducing Canadians to their country’s new sources of inspiration and leadership. The distance from Aleppo to the lab at Montreal’s Trudeau airport where a young engineer-in-training is... 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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How to argue with people: A holiday guide to not ruining everything for everyone

In the News   |   December 21, 2018

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Arthur Schopenhauer may have written his treatise on The Art of Being Rightin 1831, but the German philosopher’s greatest hits for winning an argument appear to be all the rage these days. You may recognize “Bewilder... read more

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