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New national park celebrated as ‘reconciliation in progress’

In the News   |   August 22, 2019

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A northern First Nation says the creation of a massive new national park is an example of the government charting a new path with Indigenous people. On Wednesday, Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation and the... read more

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Parents will be allowed to remove children from sex-ed classes under new Ontario government curriculum

In the News   |   August 21, 2019

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Parents will have the option of removing their children from sex-ed classes as the province rolls out a new curriculum that moves topics of gender identity and gender expression to later grades, Ontario’s Education Minister... read more

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Canada criticizes U.K. move to strip ‘Jihadi Jack’ of British citizenship

In the News   |   August 19, 2019

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Federal officials say Britain is shirking its responsibilities by revoking the citizenship of a man dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by media, leaving the alleged terrorist imprisoned in Syria with solely Canadian citizenship. Jack Letts, a British-born... read more

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Laurentian University to waive tuition for students who grew up in child welfare system

Articles of Interest   |   August 18, 2019

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Laurentian University is offering to waive tuition for students who have been in the child welfare system, regardless of their age, the latest addition to a movement that aims to provide more educational opportunities to... read more

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California has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the U.S., so why haven’t the mass shootings stopped?

In the News   |   August 16, 2019

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U.S. lawmakers looking to curb gun violence after last week’s mass shootings in Texas and Ohio could take a lesson from California. The state has long had the most restrictive gun laws in the United... read more

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Trudeau violated ethics law by pressing Wilson-Raybould over SNC-Lavalin deal, Ethics Commissioner rules

In the News   |   August 15, 2019

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau oversaw his government’s efforts to obtain an out-of-court settlement for engineering firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. starting in 2016, undermining the authority of former attorney-general Jody Wilson-Raybould and breaking Canada’s ethics rules... read more

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India tightens grip in Kashmir with mosque closings, heavy military presence

In the News   |   August 13, 2019

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Some observers say the actions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government echo China’s moves in Xinjiang, another region with a large Muslim population. Families in a Muslim-dominated region have been cut off from loved ones.... read more

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Manhunt ends as RCMP discover two bodies believed to be B.C. homicide suspects

In the News   |   August 8, 2019

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Police are ‘confident’ the bodies found near the shoreline of Manitoba’s Nelson River belong to Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod, though autopsies are pending and the cause of death was not identified. A manhunt that... read more

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In a push for diversity, medical schools overhaul how they select Canada’s future doctors

In the News   |   July 30, 2019

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Have you ever used a food bank? Were you raised by a single parent? What was your family income in the second decade of your life? And how should the answers to those questions influence... read more

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How low will CBC TV bosses go in search of ratings and ad dollars?

In the News   |   July 24, 2019

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My friends, it’s time for a resistance. Specifically, a resistance against the direction that current management is taking CBC TV. First came the news that CBC TV is investing heavily in the advertiser-friendly game show Family... read more

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Boris Johnson named Britain’s next Prime Minister in morning ceremony

In the News   |   July 23, 2019

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Boris Johnson has won the race to become the leader of Britain’s Conservative party and he’s now set to take over as Prime Minister from Theresa May on Wednesday. The former mayor of London defeated... read more

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Gerald Butts returning to take on important role in Liberal re-election campaign, party official says

In the News   |   July 22, 2019

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Gerald Butts – formerly one of Justin Trudeau’s closest aides who left his post in the midst of the SNC-Lavalin affair – is returning to the party to take on what is described as an... read more

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Health experts denounce Scheer’s comments on Canada’s Food Guide as ‘irresponsible’ and ‘disingenuous’

In the News   |   July 19, 2019

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Health experts are denouncing Andrew Scheer’s comments on Canada’s Food Guide as “irresponsible” and “disingenuous,” accusing the Conservative Party Leader of ignoring scientific evidence in an attempt to win favour from the dairy industry. At... read more

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Online password overload making your head explode? A cyberfraud expert has the answer

In the News   |   July 17, 2019

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Technology’s most epic fail of the past two decades is arguably that passwords are still being used for internet security. Passwords were manageable 20 years ago, when we frequented a small number of websites at... read more

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Digital depression: Study links social media and TV, but not video gaming, to teens’ mental well-being

In the News   |   July 16, 2019

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Increases in social-media use and television viewing are linked to symptoms of depression among teens, and researchers believe unrealistic depictions of how others look and behave online and on-screen may be to blame, according to... read more

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