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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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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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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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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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Alberta slashes minimum wage for teen students

In the News   |   May 28, 2019

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Alberta’s United Conservative government is cutting the minimum wage for students under 18, an attack on a key policy championed by the previous NDP government, which is seeing its legacy quickly undone under Premier Jason... read more

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Populist parties make gains in EU elections but fall short of overturning political order

In the News   |   May 27, 2019

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The rising populist and nationalist parties fell well short of overturning the political order in Brussels even though they, along with the Green parties riding the wave of worry about climate change, made gains in... read more

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Emotional British PM Theresa May resigns over Brexit failure: ‘I have done everything I can’

In the News   |   May 24, 2019

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she will resign next month, ending nearly three years in office that will be defined by her inability to pull Britain out of the European Union. In... read more

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Female executives are still scarce in corporate Canada. The few who made it are fed up

Lesson Plans   |   May 22, 2019

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This article articulates the frustration of female executives struggling to break through the glass ceiling in Canada.... read more

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Support for bilingualism for children waning

In the News   |   May 21, 2019

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Young parents who speak English are waning in their determination to make sure their children speak a second language, despite robust support for Canada’s 50-year-old policy of official bilingualism. A poll conducted by Environics Institute... read more

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The inescapable scent of Canada’s ripening hatred

Lesson Plans   |   May 17, 2019

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In this emotionally-charged article, Denise Balkissoon describes the state of racism in Canada, citing all political parties’ degrees of indifference, evidenced in the language they use when discussing immigrants and refugees.... read more

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