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What you need to know about a potential minority government in Canada

In the News   |   October 17, 2019

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With the Liberals and Conservatives still close in the polls days before the Oct. 21 federal vote, a minority government is becoming a more likely prospect. New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh even floated the idea... read more

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Flurry of attacks but no knockouts in chaotic federal leaders’ debate

Lesson Plans   |   October 17, 2019

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Three reporters describe the October 7th federal leaders’ debate, featuring a few memorable quips, ad-hominem attacks and plenty of talking over one another, but with no clear runaway winner.... read more

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Momentum shifts to Elizabeth Warren in Democratic debate

In the News   |   October 16, 2019

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Former vice-president Joe Biden offered a forceful rebuke of President Donald Trump’s attacks on his family, calling him “the most corrupt president in modern American history” during the first Democratic debate since the launch of... read more

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‘They haunt us for the rest of our careers:' One doctor’s experience treating victims of gun violence

In the News   |   October 15, 2019

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Dr. Dave Paskar is a trauma surgeon at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital. He explains first-hand how the victim of a shooting is treated, and what it’s like telling relatives the worst news about their injured... read more

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Cartoons   |   October 15, 2019

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With the election just a week away, many Canadians tried to avoid political debates over the Thanksgiving dinner.

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E-cigarette companies join forces to lobby against proposed vaping regulations

Articles of Interest   |   October 14, 2019

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Some of the biggest e-cigarette companies in Canada have joined forces to create an industry association to lobby against proposed government regulations amid widening concerns over the health risks of vaping. The Vaping Industry Trade... read more

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Inside Ronald McDonald House school, where seriously ill students learn and heal together

Articles of Interest   |   October 13, 2019

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It started as a five-week pilot project, but for the educators who’ve helped it grow, it’s a continuing mission to make a difference for children facing severe health problems. In the quiet moments of her... read more

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China’s message to NBA and other companies: love of country comes first

In the News   |   October 10, 2019

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China’s hostile reaction to an NBA executive’s tweet in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong has opened a window into the potency of nationalistic sentiment in the country, where consumers and sports fans have... read more

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Should you tip when buying coffee or a sandwich?

In the News   |   October 9, 2019

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Some readers are going to freak when they read the headline on this edition of the newsletter. They already question current tipping customs in restaurants and bars. Now, they’re having to confront the idea of... read more

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Toronto Syrian restaurant shuts down due to threats, assault following altercation at Maxime Bernier fundraiser

In the News   |   October 9, 2019

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People stop to read a note taped to the front window of Syrian restaurant Soufis on Oct 8. Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail A Toronto restaurant run by Syrian refugees has closed after an altercation... read more

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Flurry of attacks but no knockouts in chaotic federal leaders’ debate

In the News   |   October 7, 2019

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In a chaotic clash, the leaders of Canada’s six main parties met for their only English-language debate on Monday night, a meeting marked by a flurry of attacks on a crowded stage where the leaders... read more

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Bloc Québécois urges Quebeckers to elect MPs ‘who resemble you’

In the News   |   October 4, 2019

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The Bloc Québécois is calling on Quebeckers to vote for candidates “who resemble you” in the election, prompting NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to denounce the message as unacceptable and divisive. In his closing statement during... read more

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It will be ‘extremely difficult’ for watchdog panel to probe police actions in Hong Kong, Canadian expert says

In the News   |   October 2, 2019

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A panel probing police actions in Hong Kong faces constraints that will make its job “extremely difficult,” according to a Canadian expert hired as an adviser by the investigative body. Last month, Hong Kong’s Independent... read more

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In Kingston, an agonizing question: What to do about Sir John A. Macdonald?

In the News   |   September 30, 2019

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You can’t escape John A. Macdonald − or Sir John A., as some locals affectionately call him – in the quaint Victorian streets of Kingston. More than 125 years after his death, Canada’s first Prime... read more

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Leafs star Auston Matthews, charged with disorderly conduct and disruptive behaviour, expresses regret if actions distracted team

In the News   |   September 26, 2019

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Even for the centre of the hockey universe, this was unusual. The typical crowd of reporters that follow the Maple Leafs swelled to a mob on Wednesday. The parking lot at the team’s practice facility... read more

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