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Video of Indigenous teen’s arrest in Northern Ontario sparks outrage

In the News   |   April 25, 2019

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In the Northern Ontario city of Sioux Lookout, at 5:42 p.m. on Tuesday, an officer with the Ontario Provincial Police tried to arrest a drunk 16-year-old, who resisted, according to a police press release. The... read more

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PEI Tories win minority government; Green Party forms first Official Opposition

In the News   |   April 24, 2019

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The Green wave many thought could bring the party to power on Prince Edward Island turned blue at the polls Tuesday. Voters elected the Progressive Conservatives to a minority government, the province’s first since the... read more

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Mental health-boosting video game Sparx aims to help Indigenous youth

Articles of Interest   |   April 24, 2019

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On an April morning in Iqaluit, Ayesha Eyegetok sits down to test-drive a new video game. The scenery of snow and rock resembles the Nunavut landscape. A stone centrepiece fountain is decorated with arctic animals,... read more

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Facebook bans several Canadians for supporting white nationalism as Ottawa eyes new regulations for social platforms

Lesson Plans   |   April 23, 2019

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Tamsin McMahon reports on Facebook’s recent ban on postings by extremist groups that promote hate, and on related concerns expressed by politicians in the United States, Britain and Europe... read more

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ADHD symptoms linked to children who have more than two hours of screen time a day, study says

In the News   |   April 18, 2019

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New Canadian research has found that excessive screen time is a stronger predictor of behavioural problems in five-year-olds than any of the other risk factors the study considered, including parental stress, socioeconomic woes and how... read more

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Where are we at with Brexit? A guide

Lesson Plans   |   April 18, 2019

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This Globe and Mail “explainer” article summarizes Britain’s three-year roller coaster ride as its government attempts to produce a plan to secede from the European Union, following a referendum on the issue that resulted in... read more

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Trouble ahead

Cartoons   |   April 17, 2019

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The election of Jason Kenney's UCP in Alberta does not bode well for relations with Ottawa.

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Alberta election 2019: Kenney wins majority as UCP routs NDP in campaign dominated by economic woe

In the News   |   April 17, 2019

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Jason Kenney’s United Conservatives have turned years of economic pain in Alberta and deep frustration with Ottawa into a resounding election victory, returning the province to its conservative roots and setting the incoming government on... read more

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Built by thousands, beloved by millions: Rebuilding Notre-Dame is an undertaking worthy of its history

In the News   |   April 16, 2019

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A building can have many lives if it is properly loved, and Paris’s great cathedral has proved this rule for 850 years. This week, the great structure and French society together face a new test.... read more

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Ottawa proposing new measures to discourage vaping among youth

In the News   |   April 12, 2019

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The federal government is proposing a suite of new measures to stop young people from using e-cigarettes, including a crackdown on the availability of flavours. The government’s proposed measures, released Wednesday, include limiting the concentration... read more

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Trudeau defends tougher stand on border crossers as refugee advocates express outrage

In the News   |   April 11, 2019

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending his government’s new tougher line on asylum seekers as the Liberals’ immigration message shifts further away from the calls for openness that defined his party’s 2015 campaign. Refugee advocates... read more

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Cartoons   |   April 10, 2019

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After a flood of false and/or hate-filled posts, Twitter and Facebook have banned some white nationalist groups.

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Foreign interference ‘very likely’ in Canada’s 2019 election, federal security agency warns

In the News   |   April 9, 2019

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Canada’s national cybersecurity agency says it is “very likely” Canadian voters will encounter foreign cyber influence before and during the fall federal election. In its latest update on cyber threats to the country’s democratic process,... read more

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Facebook bans several Canadians for supporting white nationalism as Ottawa eyes new regulations for social platforms

In the News   |   April 8, 2019

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Facebook has banned several Canadian far-right commentators and extremist groups for promoting organized hate, a move that comes as legislators in Canada and Europe look at tightening regulations on social-media platforms. Six months ahead of... read more

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Emboldened by Trump, Israel’s Netanyahu stirs controversy with pre-election vow to annex West Bank settlements

In the News   |   April 8, 2019

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bid to win another term in office has relied heavily on his close relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump. Campaign posters show the two leaders smiling and shaking hands, reminding... read more

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