Here are the answers to our quiz on key news topics from January, plus some additional background information.
1. The government of Canada expects to meet its target for Syrian refugee arrivals by the end of February. What is the target?
Additional notes: The operation has gone very well so far, with a careful screening process prior to arrival and a positive integration plan upon arrival in Canada.
2. The Canadian dollar as compared to the US dollar is predicted to drop to:
Additional notes: The Bank of Canada is predicting a 67 cent dollar within the next couple of months.
3. What country is the Canadian government planning to lift sanctions against?
Additional notes: The United States and the European Union withdrew broad commercial sanctions and Canada would be at a disadvantage if it did not follow suit.
4. Which sport is suspected of match fixing since 2007?
Additional notes: It is widely suspected that 16 of the top 50 ranked players have thrown matches. The Tennis Integrity Unit is investigating.
5. Which Canadian show business icon is grieving the loss of a husband and a brother?
Additional notes: Celine Dion’s brother passed away from cancer just days after her husband died.
6. What is the newest social media platform being dubbed the social network in your pocket?
Additional notes: Currently available for iPhone with an Android version on the way, this new platform is trying to break into a market that is already very crowded.
7. What social enterprise closed it Toronto operations in January?
Additional notes: Goodwill could not meets its financial obligations in Toronto for which it blamed high rents and staffing costs.
8. Which international organization is predicting slow economic growth for Canada?
Additional notes: The IMF sees growth of 1.7% in 2016 and has lowered its prediction for 2017 to 2.1% from 2.4%
9. Which tech company did Prime Minister Trudeau help to celebrate the grand opening of new offices?
Additional notes: Google opened a very large facility in Kitchener, Ont.
10. What is Canada”s second favourite vegetable?
Additional notes: The price of cauliflower has been going up steadily due to the declining Canadian dollar, threatening its status as the second largest vegetable import.
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