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Alberta’s sovereignty act has been introduced by Premier Danielle Smith. Here’s what you need to know

In the News   |   December 1, 2022

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On Tuesday, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith introduced her controversial sovereignty act. The proposed legislation, if approved, would give Alberta’s cabinet wide-ranging powers to amend provincial laws and order government agencies, cities and other entities to refuse to enforce... read more

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Ottawa’s long-awaited climate adaptation strategy offers $1.6-billion and a peek at national targets

In the News   |   November 25, 2022

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The federal government has finally released its long-awaited plan to build Canada’s resilience to climate change, including $1.6-billion in new spending focused on safeguarding infrastructure. The country’s first National Adaptation Strategy falls short of the... read more

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No lights, no heat, no WiFi: Ukraine remains resilient despite hardships inflicted by Russia

Articles of Interest   |   November 25, 2022

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The waitress smiled apologetically as she discussed the breakfast offerings at Idealist, a popular café in one of Kyiv’s most affluent neighbourhoods. The power was on, so they could make anything that involved a frying... read more

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Use of the Emergencies Act was necessary, CSIS director testifies at inquiry

In the News   |   November 22, 2022

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The director of Canada’s spy agency advised Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to invoke the Emergencies Act to end last winter’s convoy protests, despite the fact that the blockades did not meet the CSIS definition of a national... read more

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‘Deeply marred’: COP27 reaches deal for rich countries to pay for developing world’s climate disasters, but little else

In the News   |   November 21, 2022

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The United Nations climate conference in Egypt limped over the finish line Sunday morning with a commitment to launch a fund to compensate poor countries suffering from catastrophic climate-change events. The last-minute breakthrough spared the... read more

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Artemis I launch reignites dreams of a human presence on the moon

Articles of Interest   |   November 18, 2022

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The 26-day mission around the moon and back marks a critical step by the U.S. space agency. Like a powerful beacon lighting the way to a distant shore, the Artemis I spacecraft sliced across the... read more

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Donald Trump announces 2024 presidential bid

In the News   |   November 16, 2022

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Donald Trump has formally launched his bid to return to the White House in 2024, even as he faces a criminal investigation into his efforts to overturn the last presidential election and just one week... read more

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Ukrainians rejoice in newly liberated Kherson as the city races to restore power and water

In the News   |   November 14, 2022

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The billboards that still line the main road into Kherson promise that “Russia is here forever.” And there were times when residents of this city, which was liberated on Friday by the Ukrainian military, feared... read more

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Democrats retain control of U.S. Senate, allowing Biden to push ahead with agenda

In the News   |   November 14, 2022

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The Democrats have held on to the U.S. Senate, continuing the party’s surprising showing in midterm elections and making it easier to push forward President Joe Biden’s policy agenda. Victories in Nevada and Arizona, confirmed over the... read more

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Justin Trudeau rejected idea of negotiating on government policy during convoy protests, referred to ‘armed insurrection’

In the News   |   November 11, 2022

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shot down the idea of negotiating changes to government policy and referred to an “armed insurrection” during discussions about convoy protests, according to notes tabled with the Emergencies Act inquiry on... read more

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CUPE to end education protests in Ontario after Doug Ford says he will repeal legislation banning strike

In the News   |   November 7, 2022

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Ontario education workers say they will return to work in response to Premier Doug Ford’s pledge to repeal legislation that imposed a four-year contract on the union and return to bargaining. Ryan Bird, spokesman for... read more

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Rishi Sunak, Britain’s new PM, inherits a divided party, country and an economy ‘that is rapidly coming off the wheels’

In the News   |   October 25, 2022

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He’s got a glittering résumé, billionaire in-laws and enjoyed a meteoric rise in politics. But Rishi Sunak, Britain’s new prime minister, remains something of a mystery to many in the country. Mr. Sunak, 42, was... read more

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China’s Xi Jinping secures third term as he packs Communist Party leadership with allies

In the News   |   October 24, 2022

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Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled a new top leadership stacked with loyalists Sunday, as the ruling Communist Party’s twice-a-decade national congress wrapped with Mr. Xi securing a third term as leader. At a highly choreographed... read more

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Top soldier warns Canada’s ‘tenuous hold’ on Arctic will come under challenge in decades ahead

Articles of Interest   |   October 18, 2022

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Canada’s top soldier warned MPs that this country’s “tenuous hold” on its Arctic territories will come under increasing challenge in the decades ahead as China and Russia expand their presence in the region. General Wayne... read more

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Mass resignations at Hockey Canada called first step to fix organization

In the News   |   October 12, 2022

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The departure of Hockey Canada’s CEO and the mass resignation of its board Tuesday, amid a controversy over alleged sexual assault, are the first steps toward rebuilding the organization, MPs, corporate sponsors and provincial hockey... read more

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