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Facebook knew changes it made were pushing users to spend more time sharing viral content years before it helped trigger fake news

In the News   |   July 15, 2019

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Facebook knew that changes it made in its platform to increase audience engagement were pushing its users to spend more time sharing viral content, years before its social-media platform helped to trigger a wave of... read more

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Canada pledges $1-million for fund to help imprisoned journalists as conference on press freedom ends

In the News   |   July 12, 2019

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An international conference designed to promote media freedom around the world has ended with an acknowledgment by Canada’s Foreign Minister that there isn’t much Western governments can do beyond advocacy. “We can’t promise instant results.... read more

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York University professor asks Peel school board to reconsider teaching of To Kill a Mockingbird

In the News   |   July 11, 2019

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A prominent anti-black racism researcher is pushing an Ontario school board to reconsider teaching To Kill a Mockingbird – reigniting a debate about the educational value of literature mainstays and introducing voices that reflect a diverse student... read more

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Got cash in your wallet? Didn’t think so

In the News   |   July 10, 2019

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The average amount of cash carried by Canadians is just under $45, according to a recent survey by a company in the payments business called Square. But a lot of us are going around with... read more

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Legault backs Education Minister’s comment, says Malala Yousafzai ‘couldn’t teach’ in Quebec with head scarf

In the News   |   July 9, 2019

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Quebec Premier François Legault says Malala Yousafzai, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and renowned advocate for girls’ education, would not be allowed to teach in his province unless she removed her head scarf, saying his... read more

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Kawhi’s silence was golden for making a deal without making enemies

In the News   |   July 8, 2019

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Going back over what Kawhi Leonard said during his year with the Toronto Raptors is quick work. He didn’t say anything. He did talk occasionally, which people hadn’t expected him to do. But never expansively... read more

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‘Is it better to buy or lease a car?’

In the News   |   July 5, 2019

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A reader recently asked me one of the most basic personal finance questions: Is it better to buy or lease a car? Easy one, right? Buying a car and keeping it for a long time... read more

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New report says Canada should start adaptation measures to offset climate-change effects

In the News   |   July 4, 2019

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Canada’s top climate-change risks cut across geographies and economic sectors and the country should adapt now to avoid major losses, damages and disruptions, according to a new report. Looking ahead over the next 20 years,... read more

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We need to come clean with millennials on big-city home ownership dreams

In the News   |   July 3, 2019

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The good news on housing as we head into the second half of 2019 is that roughly three-quarters of Canadians live in communities where home ownership is affordable. But that other 25 per cent? In... read more

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Area of B.C. home to some of Canada’s most endangered species closer to becoming a national park

In the News   |   July 2, 2019

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A proposed national park that could result in the protection of nearly 300 square kilometres in the South Okanagan Valley, home to some of the country’s most endangered species, is a step closer to reality... read more

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You will never master your finances until you do this

In the News   |   June 28, 2019

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The most intense debate in personal finance is no longer whether it’s better to invest or pay down your mortgage. Today’s guaranteed conversation starter is the question of whether you can find financial success by... read more

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As Indigenous land acknowledgments become the norm, critics question whether the gesture has lost its meaning

In the News   |   June 27, 2019

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“Take a moment to connect with the land,” the posters said. “No matter what part of Mother Earth our family originates from, we all have a relationship to the land. Let’s build a healthy relationship... read more

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B.C. students who took music classes scored higher than peers in math, science and English: study

In the News   |   June 26, 2019

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Secondary school students who take music classes in school perform better in math, science and English than their nonmusical peers, according to a new large-scale study in British Columbia. And the more involved students are... read more

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Sidewalk Labs unveils $1.3-billion plan for Toronto’s waterfront, revealing a vision much larger than initially proposed

In the News   |   June 25, 2019

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Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs LLC is pushing for the right to create a 190-acre community on Toronto’s waterfront, laying out a master plan that would ask government to expand public transit, pay performance bonuses to... read more

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Toronto startup Xanadu raises $32-million to help build ‘world’s most powerful computer’

In the News   |   June 24, 2019

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A Toronto startup aiming to build the world’s most powerful computer by harnessing the quantum properties of light has raised $32-million from leading early stage financiers in Canada and the United States. The financing for... read more

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