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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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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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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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Ottawa launches national pay equity legislation and Department for Women and Gender Equity

Lesson Plans   |   December 20, 2018

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Bill Curry describes the federal government’s legislation designed to formalize respect for gender orientation and to gain pay equity for women in full-time positions in companies with 10 employees or more. Currently, on average, women... read more

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Five accusations about Trump, Cohen and Manafort from the latest Mueller filings in court

Lesson Plans   |   December 17, 2018

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Adrian Morrow details five accusations involving President Trump, his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, and his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, as revealed in the US Justice Department’s recent court filings.... read more

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What could go wrong?

Cartoons   |   December 11, 2018

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Chinese high-tech giant Huawei, embroiled in several controversies, has established relationships with universities in Canada to create a steady pipeline of intellectual property.

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To spur change, conservationist urges scientists to speak up for themselves

In the News   |   December 10, 2018

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When she saw the baby mountain goats, Aerin Jacob knew she was going to be unpopular. It was spring 2007, and she was a young environmental consultant monitoring the impact of helicopters at a mining... read more

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Five accusations about Trump, Cohen and Manafort from the latest Mueller filings in court

In the News   |   December 7, 2018

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Donald Trump allegedly ordered his lawyer to make illegal payments to two women who claimed to have had extramarital affairs with the future president. A Russian national contacted Mr. Trump’s campaign, offering to set up... read more

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Canada will pay a price no matter what for its part in the worsening U.S.-China conflict

In the News   |   December 7, 2018

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Canada may have had little choice but to arrest Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou as she was transferring from one flight to another at the Vancouver airport, this past Saturday. This country has an extradition... read more

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