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How neglected cargo became a ‘ticking time bomb’ in Beirut

In the News   |   August 6, 2020

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Explosives experts say 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate removed from a vessel impounded in 2013 and abandoned by its Russian owner was long considered dangerous before a welding accident caused it to explode. The series... read more

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Lebanese Canadians suffer anxious wait for news after tragedy in Beirut

In the News   |   August 5, 2020

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Moe Hamandi’s sister was in her kitchen in Beirut when she felt a rumble. The tremor made her move to her living room as a loud blast blew up her kitchen’s windows, and she barely... read more

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Nova Scotia, Ottawa now say they will support public inquiry into mass shooting

In the News   |   July 29, 2020

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The federal government has bowed to political pressure and will support a public inquiry into Canada’s deadliest mass shooting, after being backed into a corner by Nova Scotia – where opposition to a closed-door review became... read more

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Unions protest University of Toronto’s fall plans for in-person classes

In the News   |   July 28, 2020

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University of Toronto faculty and staff unions are protesting the university’s plans for in-person classes in the fall, which contrast with other Ontario institutions that have chosen to teach the semester online. The unions fear... read more

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Schools scrambling to plan safe reopening

In the News   |   July 27, 2020

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At two of the larger schools in London, Ont., staff are spending the summer testing directional arrows pasted onto hallway floors, installing portable hand-washing stations, rearranging furniture and erecting protective barriers for front office workers.... read more

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Privy Council ‘concerned’ about claims surrounding Julie Payette

In the News   |   July 23, 2020

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The Privy Council Office said on Wednesday it is “very concerned” about allegations of inappropriate workplace behaviour against Governor-General Julie Payette as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced calls to address the matter. “Harassment has no... read more

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Poll finds majority of Canadians say the Canada-U.S. border should remain closed

In the News   |   July 6, 2020

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More than eight in 10 Canadians say the Canada-U.S. border should remain closed to non-essential travellers for the foreseeable future, according to a new Nanos Research survey. Most travel across the border was halted on... read more

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New security law could splinter Hong Kong’s justice system, erode rights to fair trial

In the News   |   July 3, 2020

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The law has been called the ‘death’ of a free Hong Kong, spreading a chill through lawyers and all who work in the justice system. The new national-security law Beijing imposed on Hong Kong could... read more

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Russian voters back Putin’s bid to rule the country until 2036

In the News   |   July 2, 2020

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For a moment they lay on Red Square, eight people using their bodies to form the number 2036 – the year until which Vladimir Putin can remain in power, under changes to Russia’s constitution that... read more

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Canadians playing key role in International Criminal Court’s defence against U.S. threats

In the News   |   June 26, 2020

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In its hour of need, confronting one of the toughest crises in its history, the International Criminal Court has turned to one of its earliest and staunchest allies: Canada. The war-crimes court in The Hague... read more

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Ottawa has authority to free Meng Wanzhou now, former justice minister, Supreme Court justice say

In the News   |   June 23, 2020

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The Canadian government has the legal authority to set Chinese telecommunications executive Meng Wanzhou free immediately, and is wrongly claiming otherwise after being embarrassed over revelations of political interference in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin Group... read more

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China charges Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor with espionage

Uncategorized   |   June 19, 2020

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After 557 days of interrogation and incarceration in facilities with lights shining day and night, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have been formally charged by Chinese authorities with espionage charges punishable by life in prison.... read more

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Canada loses UN Security Council election to Ireland, Norway

In the News   |   June 18, 2020

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Canada lost its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council Wednesday, nearly five years after the Trudeau government declared winning a seat one of its highest foreign-policy priorities. The loss marks the... read more

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In Britain, an uprising against racism topples statues of slaveowners and symbols of empire

In the News   |   June 10, 2020

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The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has refocused Britons’ anger at monuments to Edward Colston, Cecil Rhodes and others seen as symbols of a racist past. Global protests over the death of George Floyd... read more

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Want better police? Follow the nine commandments of good policing

In the News   |   June 9, 2020

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The first policing was community policing. Before Sir Robert Peel created the first modern police force, in London in 1829, he had to overcome public opposition and well-founded suspicion. Although what was then the world’s... read more

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