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365 days of detention in China: What life is like for Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig

In the News   |   December 10, 2019

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Lengthy interrogations. No access to lawyers. No access to family. Nathan VanderKlippe visits the Chinese prisons where the pair are being held in what has been called hostage diplomacy over the arrest of Huawei executive... read more

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Phoning it in

Cartoons   |   December 9, 2019

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The government's throne speech was generally perceived as giving only a nod to western feelings of alienation.

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Ottawa urged to sanction Chinese and Hong Kong officials implicated in human rights abuses

In the News   |   December 9, 2019

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The federal government faces increasing pressure to enact sanctions against officials in Hong Kong and mainland China who are responsible for human rights violations, despite threats of retaliation from China’s envoy to Canada. The pro-democracy... read more

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Justin Trudeau calls for unity in Parliament on climate change, Indigenous reconciliation

In the News   |   December 6, 2019

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling for unity in his government’s Speech from the Throne, acknowledging that a minority mandate will require Members of Parliament to work together to fight climate change, cut taxes for... read more

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No hard feelings

Cartoons   |   December 5, 2019

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President Trump called Prime Minister Trudeau 'two-faced' for making fun of him at the NATO summit in Europe.

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Trump calls Trudeau ‘two-faced,’ overshadowing NATO summit

In the News   |   December 5, 2019

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There were many things that could have derailed the summit of the increasingly divided NATO alliance. Few, however, could have predicted that it would be a video of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gossiping with other... read more

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Freeland, American and Mexican counterparts close to approval of USMCA side agreement, sources say

In the News   |   November 28, 2019

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The United States, Canada and Mexico are closing in on a deal to add a side agreement to the new continental trade pact that would help it win the approval of congressional Democrats. Deputy Prime... read more

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Huawei’s pocketbook pitch: Chinese giant touts Canadian job creation in push for 5G access

In the News   |   November 27, 2019

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Chinese high-tech giant Huawei says it has funnelled $50-million into Canadian university research over the past decade and added nearly $700-million to Canada’s economic output in 2018 alone, figures it is releasing as it tries... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – November 2019

Quizzes   |   November 27, 2019

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news during November. What is impeachment? Calling into question the integrity of something or someone A charge of... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – November 2019

Quizzes   |   November 27, 2019

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Here are the answers to our November quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information. 1. What is impeachment? Answer: d Additional notes: a is a general definition, b is a definition used... read more

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What did you learn in school today?

Cartoons   |   November 26, 2019

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Chinese government has detained more than a million ethnic minorities in forced ideological and behavioural re-education centres.

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Social conservative groups call for Andrew Scheer to resign

In the News   |   November 26, 2019

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Some social conservative groups say Andrew Scheer can’t stay on as Conservative Party leader because he failed to defend their beliefs during the federal election campaign and are rallying their members to help ensure his... read more

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Steady there

Cartoons   |   November 25, 2019

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Chrystia Freeland, newly appointed as deputy prime minister, has the task of coping with western feelings of alienation.

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How genuine (and justified) is Western Canadian alienation?

Lesson Plans   |   November 25, 2019

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Columnist Gary Mason summarizes the ostensible reasons for western feelings of alienation from the rest of Canada, while suggesting that remedies demanded by Alberta and Saskatchewan (changing equalization formulae and building more energy production) won’t... read more

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Deputy PM Freeland to oversee relations with U.S. and provinces in Trudeau’s new cabinet

In the News   |   November 21, 2019

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Justin Trudeau is leaning heavily on one of his star performers from his last cabinet, Chrystia Freeland, as he seeks to promote national unity, improve relations with China and address concerns over environmental and economic... read more

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