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As more students seek mental-health care, they face long waits – or pay out of pocket – as universities struggle to meet their counselling needs

Articles of Interest   |   February 15, 2019

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High demand for counselling is changing how Canadian campuses get students the help they need – but many still feel they’re falling through the cracks. Julia Burnham knows the symptoms well: a simple stop in... read more

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Teens who use cannabis at a higher risk of developing depression, suicidal behaviour: study

In the News   |   February 14, 2019

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Teens who use cannabis are at a higher risk of developing depression and suicidal behaviour in young adulthood, compared with those who do not use the drug, according to a new study led by researchers... read more

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Canada could see large amount of measles outbreaks, health experts warn

In the News   |   February 11, 2019

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Canada could experience the same type of measles outbreaks that Washington and New York states are currently facing because of low vaccination rates and the highly contagious nature of the virus, public health experts warn.... read more

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Female health scientists face large gender bias in access to federal research dollars, study reveals

In the News   |   February 8, 2019

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Female health scientists in Canada face a significant disadvantage when competing for federal research dollars in cases where grant reviewers are allowed to consider who is doing the science compared with when a project is... read more

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'Canada’s new death penalty’: How the McArthur and Bissonnette cases put life sentences for mass killers in spotlight

In the News   |   February 7, 2019

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The crime was monstrous, unheard of in Canadian history: A man enters a mosque, shoots six people dead because of their religion. The Quebec prosecutor asked for parole eligibility to be set at 150 years,... read more

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Conservatives renounce Google ad that spreads false border claim

In the News   |   February 5, 2019

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The Conservative Party is distancing itself from one of its own online ads after using Google to spread the false claim that “Justin Trudeau is letting a foreign entity take control of our borders.” The... read more

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CBC head warns Netflix poses cultural threat to Canada

In the News   |   February 1, 2019

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The president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has likened Netflix to the British Raj, arguing Canada needs to be wary of the negative effects of cultural imperialism that could result from an onslaught of foreign-owned... read more

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Someone to listen: How Kids Help Phone counsellors aid teens with gut-wrenching problems

In the News   |   January 31, 2019

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“I’m thinking about killing myself a lot.” Counsellor Laura Krahn is nearing the end of her evening shift at Kids Help Phone when she opens up a live chat and finds this message. “I am so glad... read more

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Ottawa creating team of senior bureaucrats to warn Canadians if next election compromised

In the News   |   January 30, 2019

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The federal government is creating a team of senior bureaucrats who have been handed the mandate to unilaterally warn Canadians if they feel a general election is being compromised by foreign actors or hackers. The... read more

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You are what you eat

Cartoons   |   January 28, 2019

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In the new Canada Food Guide, the old four food groups become a single plate, half of it consisting of fruits and vegetables, and a quarter each whole grains and proteins.

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Venezuelans, with two presidents, on edge waiting for a decisive move from the military

  |   January 25, 2019

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The charismatic young leader of Venezuela’s opposition took a huge gamble on Wednesday, knowing he had most of the international community behind him, and that he might finally spur an end to the country’s economic... read more

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Trudeau and Scheer shouldn’t shy away from complex problems in the next election

  |   January 24, 2019

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Toby Fyfe, President of The Institute on Governance (https://iog.ca/) discusses the difficulties political parties encounter when they engage with complex problems that defy simple solutions, yet he urges them to do so as a non-partisan... read more

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Taxing carbon faces a political reckoning in 2019 – and the world is watching Canada

  |   January 22, 2019

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Adam Radwanski presents a comprehensive summary of the Canadian carbon tax debate, from how the tax works to the ways it plays politically in this election year.... read more

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Beijing says no plans to retaliate if Ottawa blocks Huawei from Canadian 5G networks

  |   January 21, 2019

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The Chinese government appears to be distancing itself from remarks made by its ambassador to Canada, saying Beijing has no plans to retaliate against Ottawa if it blocks the installation of fifth-generation cellular technology made... read more

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Britain in crisis as Parliament delivers historic defeat to Theresa May’s Brexit deal with EU

  |   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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