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Toronto trauma surgeon target of complaints by gun-rights advocacy group

In the News   |   March 8, 2019

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A Toronto surgeon who treated victims of last summer’s Danforth shooting is being challenged by a firearm lobby group, which has filed dozens of professional complaints against her as part of a wider campaign in... read more

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‘Situations were experienced differently – and I regret that.’ Trudeau offers no apology as he acknowledges role in SNC-Lavalin affair

In the News   |   March 7, 2019

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Prime Minster Justin Trudeau says he didn’t realize there was an “erosion of trust” between his office and former attorney-general Jody Wilson-Raybould over the fall of 2018 and acknowledged he should have realized this was... read more

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Canada should create new drug agency and list of medications available to everyone, council says

In the News   |   March 6, 2019

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Canada should tiptoe in the direction of national pharmacare by creating a new drug agency and a master list of prescription medications that would be available to all, regardless of ability to pay, according to... read more

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Google to ban political ads ahead of federal election, citing new transparency rules

In the News   |   March 5, 2019

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Google is banning political advertising on its platforms ahead of the Canadian federal election because of new ad transparency rules it says would be too challenging to comply with. The decision comes in response to... read more

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Collapse of Trump, Kim summit clouds future of U.S.-North Korea nuclear diplomacy

In the News   |   March 1, 2019

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For more than a year, U.S. President Donald Trump was confident he could personally achieve a Herculean feat of diplomacy: Convincing a country to give up its nuclear weapons. He would do it, he believed,... read more

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Wilson-Raybould alleges ‘consistent and sustained’ effort by Trudeau, officials to ‘politically interfere’ in SNC-Lavalin case

In the News   |   February 28, 2019

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Jody Wilson-Raybould says she faced “consistent and sustained” political pressure from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and top officials, including “veiled threats,” on the need to shelve the criminal prosecution of Montreal’s SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. In... read more

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Gould says Liberals may have to require social-media companies to act on hate speech

In the News   |   February 27, 2019

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Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould says that the governing Liberals may have to require social-media giants to act when they fail to remove hate speech from their platforms. She made the remark after Liberal... read more

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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh wins Burnaby South by-election, clearing key hurdle ahead of federal campaign

In the News   |   February 26, 2019

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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh won a seat in the House of Commons, clearing a critical hurdle for his troubled leadership and triggering the start of an urgent effort to renew his caucus. In his victory... read more

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These are the candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

In the News   |   February 22, 2019

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With an unpopular incumbent Republican in the White House, and no clear favourite for the Democratic nomination, the contest is wide open. So far, nine serious (or semi-serious) candidates have either announced they are running... read more

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

Lesson Plans   |   February 21, 2019

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Mark Mackinnon reports on the ramifications for Russia and the world of President Trump’s announcement that the USA will withdraw from the 32-year-old Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). He touches on major concerns about a... read more

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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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Mad Max’s clickbait campaigning sets a fringe challenge for the Tories

Lesson Plans   |   February 19, 2019

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Campbell Clark offers his views, positive and negative, about Maxime Bernier’s new federal political party, The People’s Party of Canada, and the kind of voter who supports... read more

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As more students seek mental-health care, they face long waits – or pay out of pocket – as universities struggle to meet their counselling needs

Articles of Interest   |   February 15, 2019

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High demand for counselling is changing how Canadian campuses get students the help they need – but many still feel they’re falling through the cracks. Julia Burnham knows the symptoms well: a simple stop in... 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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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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