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Questions: Current Events Quiz – January 2022

Quizzes   |   January 27, 2022

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news What was the top Google search in 2021? Climate change Olympics Vaccines Covid-19 What is a diplomatic... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – January 2022

Quizzes   |   January 26, 2022

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Here are the answers to our January quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information 1. What was the top Google search in 2021? Answer: d Additional notes: Covid-19 was followed closely by... read more

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Canada’s cyberspy agency warns of Russian cyberattacks on critical infrastructure

In the News   |   January 21, 2022

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Canada’s cyberspy agency is warning of Moscow-backed cyberattacks on Canadian critical infrastructure as Western countries prepare economic sanctions in the growing expectation that Russia will invade Ukraine. The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security joined its... read more

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Security flaw found in smartphone app for Olympians in Beijing

In the News   |   January 18, 2022

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Security flaws in a smartphone application that’s required for athletes and team officials attending the 2022 Beijing Olympics leave users at risk of having their calls and data intercepted, a Toronto cybersecurity watchdog has found.... read more

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Canadian universities have weathered the COVID-19 pandemic without impact on enrolment or achievement

In the News   |   January 17, 2022

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When the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 forced Canadian universities to delay the winter term or begin it online, it was a blow for many students, who feared yet another portion of their... read more

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Thousands of Russian troops descend on Kazakhstan after deadly uprising

In the News   |   January 7, 2022

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In scenes that recalled the crushing of the Prague Spring five decades ago, thousands of Russian soldiers were deployed into neighbouring Kazakhstan on Thursday to help prop up that country’s wobbling authoritarian regime. Dozens of... read more

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Retired generals warn U.S. military deeply divided and future coup attempt possible

In the News   |   December 20, 2021

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The United States could be subject to a military coup after the next presidential election unless it acts now to tamp down signs of insurrection within the ranks, three retired generals are warning. In a... read more

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Taliban shoots dead 10-year-old Afghan girl whose family was waiting for Canada to rescue them

In the News   |   December 17, 2021

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A 10-year-old girl was shot and killed by the Taliban while her family was waiting for the federal government to bring them to Canada. Her father had worked for the Canadian military in Afghanistan and... read more

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Ottawa earmarks $40-billion for First Nations child welfare, long-term reform in fall economic statement

In the News   |   December 14, 2021

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The federal government will earmark $40-billion to compensate First Nations children and families for the failures of Canada’s child-welfare system and to pay for long-term reform, in the hopes of settling the matter out of... read more

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Canada joins allies in diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

In the News   |   December 9, 2021

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Canada has joined a growing list of Western countries refusing to send diplomats to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in a repudiation of the Chinese Communist Party’s human-rights abuses. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on... read more

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Biden warns Putin of repercussions if Russia invades Ukraine

In the News   |   December 8, 2021

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U.S. President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that Russia would face significant economic and military countermeasures should Mr. Putin order a wider invasion of Ukraine. In a two-hour video summit prompted... read more

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Biden orders U.S. diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

In the News   |   December 7, 2021

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U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing to protest the Chinese government’s repression of Uyghurs, and Canada is considering following suit. White House press secretary Jennifer... read more

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Royal farewell

Cartoons   |   December 3, 2021

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Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to the Queen as it shed its colonial past and became a republic, electing its first-ever president.

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Pecking order

Cartoons   |   November 30, 2021

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The newly-discovered variant of COVID named Omicron has taken the focus off the Delta variant.

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Ontario detects Canada’s first Omicron cases; fresh travel bans strand junior women’s field hockey team

In the News   |   November 29, 2021

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The Omicron variant has arrived in Canada, with two cases identified in Ontario just days after Ottawa and other governments imposed travel bans prohibiting entry by foreign nationals from several countries in southern Africa, where... read more

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