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Russia’s break with NATO heightens fears of military escalation as two sides trade blame

In the News   |   October 22, 2021

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There was shock across Europe this week when Russia announced it was closing its mission at NATO headquarters in Brussels and ordering NATO staff to leave Moscow. After all, such direct contacts between the Kremlin... read more

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Canada is finally the cover story at Frankfurt Book Fair, seven years later

In the News   |   October 20, 2021

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On Tuesday evening, Governor-General Mary Simon peered into the darkness of a Frankfurt conference hall and confessed her love of stories to a roomful of strangers. Her favourite tale, she said, was a legend that... read more

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Trudeau visit to Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Nation ‘bittersweet’ after not attending National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In the News   |   October 19, 2021

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was publicly reprimanded by the chief of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation after a ceremony in which he paid his first respects to missing children believed to be buried at... read more

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Undrinkable

Cartoons   |   October 19, 2021

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Iqaluit, capital of Nunavut, identified high concentrations of hydrocarbons, consistent with diesel fuel or kerosene, in samples from its water treatment plant..

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Come on in!

Cartoons   |   October 15, 2021

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China has said it will pursue peaceful means to reunify with Taiwan; others aren't so sure.

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Inside Taliban-held Afghanistan: ‘There is no food, no help, nothing here’

In the News   |   October 12, 2021

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In Kabul, women who were once teachers and nurses now live in refugee camps while Islamist extremists tighten their grip on a fearful nation. This is what the collapse of a country looks like: Hundreds... read more

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Supreme Court’s fall clean-up: Nearly 40 years after Charter’s birth, judges must settle old questions again

In the News   |   October 4, 2021

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This year’s cases will reopen decades-old debates about everything from sexual-assault trials to police searches and the right to counsel. Here’s what to look for. Canada’s highest court is being asked this fall to revisit... read more

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How thousands marked the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: ‘We will fight to be heard’

In the News   |   October 1, 2021

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Thousands of people blazed a trail of orange across the country on Thursday to mark the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, as they reflected on past and present harms suffered by Indigenous peoples.... read more

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Federal Court upholds landmark compensation order for Indigenous children

In the News   |   September 30, 2021

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Ottawa’s request for a judicial review of two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings concerning First Nations children has been rejected, a decision released on the eve of the first federal National Day for Truth and... read more

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Cartoons   |   September 30, 2021

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September 30, 2021, marked Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – September 2021

Quizzes   |   September 29, 2021

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news. Who is Canada’s Governor General? Julie Payette Chris Hadfield Mary Simon Ken Dryden Who was elected Chief... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – September 2021

Quizzes   |   September 29, 2021

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Here are the answers to our April quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information. 1. Who is Canada’s Governor General?  Answer: c Additional notes: Mary Simon is an Inuk leader and the... read more

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Homecoming of Michael Spavor, Michael Kovrig a welcome relief for Canada, but China rift runs deep after their detention

In the News   |   September 28, 2021

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The emotional return of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor to home soil after nearly three years of arbitrary detention was warmly embraced by Canadians this weekend, but their ordeal will have long-lasting implications on this... read more

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Precedent?

Cartoons   |   September 28, 2021

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The knives are out for Tory leader Erin O'Toole following the election, just as Roman senators had them out -- literally -- for Julius Caesar.

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Canada federal election results: Justin Trudeau’s Liberals win third consecutive election, fall short of a majority

In the News   |   September 21, 2021

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Justin Trudeau’s Liberals won a third straight election on Monday, but fell short of the majority they sought in the snap vote and will return to government with what will effectively be a status quo Parliament. The... read more

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