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Cartoons   |   January 20, 2020

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has made some moves that many say are destined to keep him in office for life. Rasputin
was a mystic who deviously gained considerable influence in late imperial Russia.

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Ontario school strikes: A look at the key issues, from teacher wages to class sizes

In the News   |   January 20, 2020

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For the first time in more than 20 years, Ontario’s main education unions are all involved in job action at the same time, from work-to-rule to one-day walkouts, as contract negotiations stall with the provincial... read more

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Putin accused of seeking to become Russia’s leader-for-life through constitutional changes

In the News   |   January 16, 2020

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed changes to the constitution that critics say clear the way for him to remain in power beyond the end of his term, as he shook up the country’s long-static... read more

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Trudeau says Canada wasn’t warned of Soleimani strike, says crash victims would be alive if not for U.S.-Iran tensions

In the News   |   January 14, 2020

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he received no advance warning from U.S. officials of the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general and days later led to Iran shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet... read more

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Turmoil

Cartoons   |   January 13, 2020

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In the wake of an assassination and retaliatory missile barrages, the Middle East is on a knife-edge.

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Iran rejects missile theory, calls on West to show evidence

In the News   |   January 10, 2020

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The head of the Iranian team investigating the crash of a Ukraine International Airlines plane near Tehran has rejected Western assertions that the aircraft was shot down by a missile. On Thursday, Prime Minister Justin... read more

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A devastating loss rips through Canada’s academic community in wake of Flight 752 tragedy

Articles of Interest   |   January 10, 2020

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Research groups across Canada are reeling in the wake of a disaster that has claimed the lives of scores of fellow students and colleagues, leaving a gaping hole in the fabric of the country’s academic... read more

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138 passengers aboard plane that crashed in Iran were connecting to Canada

In the News   |   January 9, 2020

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A passenger jet crash in Iran on Wednesday killed 176 people, including dozens of Canadians, leaving communities across the country grieving and Ottawa facing enormous obstacles in probing one of the largest air disasters involving... read more

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Iran fires missiles at two bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops in retaliatory attacks for Soleimani killing

In the News   |   January 8, 2020

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After a night of mostly ineffective Iranian missile attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq, there is now a possibility that the crisis could pass without a full-scale war, analysts say. Political leaders on all sides... read more

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Force of nature

Cartoons   |   January 6, 2020

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Wildfires have ravaged three Australian states, killing more than 20 people, destroying almost 2,000 homes and forcing tens of thousands to flee.

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Ottawa to ban e-cigarette ads in bid to curb youth vaping use

In the News   |   December 20, 2019

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The federal government is planning to ban e-cigarette promotions from convenience stores, public transit and all social-media platforms in response to a major rise in teen vaping and fears of health risks. But the proposed... read more

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U.S. President Donald Trump impeached for obstruction and abuse of power

In the News   |   December 19, 2019

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The House of Representatives has impeached Donald Trump for soliciting foreign interference in next year’s election and stonewalling an investigation into the scandal, making him the third president in U.S. history to face the sanction.... read more

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The elephant in the room

Cartoons   |   December 18, 2019

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Donald Trump's rhetoric has grown more outlandish as impeachment approaches.

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – December 2019

Quizzes   |   December 18, 2019

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news during December. What is Aramco? Saudi-owned oil company A new company going public A company that Royal... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – December 2019

Quizzes   |   December 18, 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 Aramco? Answer: d Additional notes: Aramco is wholly owned by the monarchy of Saudi Arabia.... read more

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